Guest Column

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker is an award-winning Bollywood actor and sometime writer and social commentator.

Bitter Chocolate

My YouTube lunch, by Swara Bhasker

Until the devastating second wave, I had never stepped into the kitchen. So, with

By Swara Bhasker May 09, 2021

Did we learn anything last year, asks Swara Bhasker

A few days ago, I celebrated yet another birthday. Another year of ostensibly

By Swara Bhasker April 25, 2021

Swara Bhasker on her former maid contesting elections

Sushila didi came into my life one morning, as I moved into a flat in a Mumbai

By Swara Bhasker April 11, 2021

Swara Bhasker: We are a country of 1.35 billion hurt sentiments

When we were little and our parents taught us manners, a constant humane rationale

By Swara Bhasker March 28, 2021

An out-of-the-box father

We live in a world full of labels and categories, and as we grow up we learn to fit

By Swara Bhasker March 07, 2021

Disha of the drift

Every fortnight, when my deadline to submit this column nears, I rack my brain to

By Swara Bhasker February 28, 2021

No country for opinions

I remember a clapping game limerick from childhood, which went something like

By Swara Bhasker February 14, 2021

Artiste as disruptor

A famous dialogue from The Dirty Picture proclaimed that films were about

By Swara Bhasker January 31, 2021

Heart and soul with farmers

I had never heard of Singhu or Tikri before the farmers’ protests erupted at the end

By Swara Bhasker January 17, 2021

The year of gratitude

2019 was a bad year for me—personally and professionally. As it drew to a close, I

By Swara Bhasker January 03, 2021

How Covid changed cine-biz

That the pandemic gave businesses across the world a battering is a truth. Daily

By Swara Bhasker December 20, 2020

Demands of my team (domestic chapter)

As I boarded the flight to return to Mumbai after six months in Delhi, I made a note

By Swara Bhasker November 22, 2020

The magic of action and cut

Vijaydan Detha in his short story, Rijak Ki Maryada, explores the relationship

By Swara Bhasker November 08, 2020

Stand up, Bollywood

On my first trip to Pakistan in 2005, I was walking the bylanes of a Lahore market

By Swara Bhasker October 25, 2020

Caste deniers, crime deniers

A column on Mahatma Gandhi, I thought as I opened my laptop to write this column,

By Swara Bhasker October 11, 2020
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