Featured image: South African Zanele Muholi’s photographs at Kochi Biennale 2018.

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Art reviews, essays and interviews (2013 – present):

FIRSTPOST (2019 onwards)

Coronavirus Outbreak: Art world braces for pandemic’s impact with online initiatives, social media outreach

Visual artist Sahil Naik on appropriation of architecture, and why the ‘doing over’ of what exists has his interest

Erin Gleeson’s new exhibition reflects on the synergy between Cambodia’s turbulent history and its art

Mumbai exhibition showcases Akbar Padamsee’s legacy of contradictions, celebrating ‘inherent duality of life’

Economics of India’s arts sector may take longer to improve than envisioned: CII taskforce’s Tarana Sawhney

Delhi’s Jamia Nagar has long been perceived as a Muslim ghetto – a label new art initiatives are interrogating

Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee’s Met retrospective showcases wild, free-flowing sculptures

From conflict-ridden North East, eight artist re-imagine borders in subtle, ironic ways

Nasreen Mohamedi: Beyond the Line

An artist’s response to Sabarimala

THE WIRE (2019)

How do you revive a newspaper’s photo archive in present-day India?


G R Iranna’s evocative installation stands as a symbol of unity in these tumultuous times

At Venice Biennale, there’s more to India than just Gandhi

Whitney Biennial takes a closer look at political and racial issues

Chicago Architecture Biennial interrogates historical narratives of built environment

THE HINDU (2019)

The line that unites two generation of artists

AKAR PRAKAR, NEW DELHI (2019 onwards)

Cambodian contemporary art: In Conversation with Erin Gleeson

Dharmendra Prasad: In search of borderless utopia

Debasish Mukherjee: Fabric as memory


Profiles of participating artists

REUTERS (2013 -2015)

Imaging Sri Lanka’s colonial past

Photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta’s homecoming

Baby steps for India art market, best yet to come

Glimpses of Indian Buddhist art

Photo Gallery – Impressions from the India Art Fair

The body as an art form in India

Inside is everything in Subodh Gupta show

A walk through the India Art Fair 2014

Delhi Art Gallery’s nude portrait exhibition draws protesters

Reliving ‘Aruna’s Story’ – on stage

Photo gallery: A walk through Mayawati’s Dalit Park

Shamshad Begum: A tribute to a voice long gone

Remembering Reshma, Pakistan’s ‘first lady’ of folk music 

ARTDOSE (2019)

Ranbir Kaleka: Where the mind travels

Arpita Singh: A life in painting

India Art Fair: Beyond the Subcontinent

Pushpamala N: The Body Politic


The muted intensity of Farrokh Chothia’s Jazz Portraits

ART1ST (2018)

The Earthiness of Vipul Kumar’s Ceramic Sculptures

When art transcends human creativity

From India and the World, a gallery tour of masterpieces on 200-year-old freedom struggles

New art exhibition in Delhi introduces rare genre of colour field painting to art lovers

Interwoven narratives of Indian and Thai textiles


Reuters (2013 – 2015)

Barkha Dutt on India’s ‘fault lines’ and personal reinvention

Being gay and ‘No One Else’ in India and the USA

Revisiting Bangladesh, 43 years after the independence war

Guns, war and a dove – Sri Lanka looks for a new life

Mahabharata retold, with a twist from writer Kiran Nagarkar

Ten years on, Chetan Bhagat says better prepared to face critics

Navtej Sarna on India’s Jerusalem connection

Rana Dasgupta on a ‘vastly under-imagined Delhi’

Reema Abbasi and a glimpse of Pakistan’s Hindu past

The Quint (2016)

How a travelogue uses familiar cinema and books to remember cities


Freemuse.org (2016)

India: Censors under fire

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