Book Announcement: The House at 43, Hill Road by Brenda Rodrigues

The House at 43, Hill Road tells of the aristocratic Braz Rodrigues, who built his house in the mid-1800s, on the plot where it all happened, with family vignettes, and how his grand daughter-in-law Lydia made the address known worldwide for the exquisite wedding gowns she designed. It goes on to …

Book Announcement: The Who-Am-I Bird by Anuradha Vijayakrishnan

Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s debut collection of poetry, The Who-Am-I Bird, explores identity: real, mythical, assumed, desired. These poems attempt to navigate the rope-thin bridges and backwater-wide gaps between her many worlds, inner and other. Many of these poems are simple conversations with unknown listeners. Many of them wear a mask as they …

Statement from Bombaykala Books on Facebook’s censorship of Chronicles of Kashmir

Information for/from Outsiders: Chronicles from Kashmir is a play that has been in development since 2013, as a collaboration between Dr. Nandita Dinesh and the Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi in Srinagar. Chronicles from Kashmir uses Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro’s (1992) Information for Foreigners as its point of departure; it takes …

Book Announcement: Chronicles from Kashmir by Nandita Dinesh & Bhawani Bashir Yasir

Information for/from Outsiders: Chronicles from Kashmir has been in development since 2013, as a collaboration between Dr. Nandita Dinesh and the Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi in Srinagar. Chronicles from Kashmir uses Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro’s (1992) Information for Foreigners as its point of departure; it takes place in the promenade …

Book Announcement: Theatre & War: Notes from the Field by Nandita Dinesh

Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s ‘six honest serving-men’ (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war. This timely and important book weaves together Dinesh’s personal narrative …

Gurbir Singh

Gurbir Singh is a senior journalist whose career in the profession spans over three decades. He began as a journalist in 1980 by writing for various publications including Onlooker, EPW and the Indian Express, Mumbai. He went on to join Bennett, Coleman & Company’s Times of India News Service as …

Kabir Agarwal

Kabir Agarwal is a Correspondent at The Wire where he writes on the intersection of politics and economics. In the past, he has worked with The Times of India, Nivara Hakk Suraksha Samiti, and the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy.  

Ritu Dewan

Prof. Ritu Dewan is the Vice President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Director, Centre for Development Research and Action, Mumbai, and the President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (2014-17). She was, till her retirement, the first-ever woman Director of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, …

P.K. Das

P.K. Das is popularly known as an Architect-Activist. His priority has been to establish a very close relation between architecture and people by involving them in a participatory planning process. His wide spectrum of work includes organizing slum dwellers for better living and evolving affordable housing models, engaging in policy …

Vishakha Peeyush Sharma

Born in Bhopal, the heartland of India, Vishakha Peeyush Sharma is a MBA graduate in Media Management from ISB&M (Pune). From an advertising professional to a professional writer, her journey had been dramatic, yet interesting. With her love for words and rhymes, she explored both poetry and screenwriting. Her first …