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  1. Kruttika Susarla

    Kruttika Susarla is an illustrator, comic maker, and graphic designer based in New Delhi. She explores themes of gender, sexuality, and observations on the status quo. Her clean, minimal online portfolio showcases her comics and editorial work.

    Art
  2. Monsoon Haiku

    Bengaluru, India-based yogi and writer Bernie Gourley captures the city’s volatile monsoon weather in a series of free-form haiku: “trust old people | with umbrellas more than | the blue in the sky”

    Environment
  3. When Love Wins

    Sahitya Poonacha reacts to the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision to decriminalize gay sex: “Society still has a long way to go, but now with the court on love’s side, it gives the confidence to the people who are afraid.”

    Current Events
    Photo by Kandukuru Nagarjun (CC BY 2.0)
  4. The Penguin Digest

    Penguin Random House India is the subcontinent’s largest English trade publisher; on their blog, they share book excerpts, literary news, and interviews, with a focus on South Asian voices.

    Authors
  5. What an Amazing World!

    Jakarta-based Bama spent his childhood dreaming of traveling the world and exploring other cultures — so now he does, and shares his photos and thoughtful observations with us all.

    Photography
  6. hAAthi Time

    The personal blog of Revati Upadhya, hAAthi Time is where the food, travel, and lifestyle writer shares her adventures split between two “home ports,” Goa and Bangalore.

    Culture
  7. Animals
  8. How Responsible Tourism Can Challenge Patriarchy in India

    At The Shooting Star, travel writer Shivya Nath writes on the positive social effects of responsible, sustainable tourism.

    Culture
  9. My mum, the pilot

    Hey Loons’ mother became the first lady pilot in Assam, British India, in 1961: “. . . without radios gaining permission to land was simply a case of circling the airstrip until the light at the control tower turned green.”

    Family
  10. Notes to self

    It’s easy to lose track of time on Ranga Rohini’s site, where visual storytelling takes multiple shapes, from striking monochrome photography to sketches based on her wanderings around Chennai, India.

    Architecture
  11. How to Create a Museum, Wherever You Are

    At the TED Ideas blog, a curator and an artist show how they transformed the Mumbai setting of Slumdog Millionaire into a vibrant, community-made museum.

    Art
  12. Home

    “India and I are like childhood sweethearts. We’ve moved on to different things, but there’s a special corner in our hearts for each other. I don’t have to choose. Both India and the US are home.” In this piece on family and India, Hema Nataraju reflects on the meaning of home.

    Essay
  13. The Caravan

    The Caravan, based in New Delhi, publishes essays, reviews, and longform narrative journalism on Indian society, culture, and politics.

    Commentary
  14. Of Samosas Stale and Fresh

    A bite of so-so samosa leads expat L.G. Iyer down a path of memory, nostalgia, and the melding of old and new selves. “I reach for the second bite of my now cool and limp samosa and savor it slowly, knowing this is better than no samosa.”

    Nostalgia
  15. My Complicated Relationship With Makeup As An Indian Woman

    Dipsika Thakur writes about makeup, the myth of “empowerment,” and tradition: “The daily ritual of Lacto Calamine, Pond’s powder, and sindoor was my introduction to makeup—makeup as obeisance, as conjugal duty, and as habit.”

    Culture