A Template for Violence

The Caravan (2019)

A long read, combining reportage and historical study, on the 1969 Gujarat riots


Brewing Discontent

The Caravan (2018)

A report on the politics of the mahua flower in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district, leading up to the state's assembly elections

Is There an Identity Crisis?

Open Magazine (2018)

A personal reflection on the situation of young contemporary dance makers in India

Epic Retellings

Open Magazine (2018)

On the interest in telling and subverting the Ramayana in Indian contemporary, urban performance

Jack Gilbert, The Poet of My Heart

The Hindu BLInk (2018)

A meditative and critical essay on the power of Jack Gilbert's poetry

Losing the Plot: A Cult Filmmaker’s Indian Misadventure

The Caravan (2017)

Digging into the past of Alejandro Jodorowsky's "buried" Indian film

Possessing Skies: Shilpa Gupta

Asymptote (2017)

A reading of Indian visual artist Shilpa Gupta's language-based installations


Praying for Time

Livemint (2018)

on Anjum Hasan's short story collection, A Day in the Life

King Lear in India

Open Magazine (2017)

on Preti Taneja's We That Are Young

A Wounded Memory 

Open Magazine (2017)

a comparative review of two books on the Indian Partition


Poems in Saffron Ink  (2017)

काला अक्षर भैंस बराबर and River Letters

Prelude  (2017)


Indiana Review (2015) 

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