Guest Column

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

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

Bitter Chocolate

Swara Bhasker on why she feels violated in light of Pegasus Project revelations

When I was 11, I got ‘a room of my own’ in the house we lived in. It was part chance

By Swara Bhasker August 01, 2021

Swara Bhasker on her lifelong relationship with fast food

I returned home to Delhi last week for a short break. At the end of a sumptuous meal

By Swara Bhasker July 18, 2021

In age of phone camera, everyone is a performer, including criminals: Swara Bhasker

A lynching is no longer a new or unusual occurrence in “New India”. It has become

By Swara Bhasker July 04, 2021

Notes on grief: from a bystander

We live at a time of unpleasant change. The pandemic has caused a dismal

By Swara Bhasker June 20, 2021

Where the government failed, citizens stepped in: Swara Bhasker

On May 24, the Delhi Police, which comes under the Union home ministry, raided the

By Swara Bhasker June 06, 2021

Biased coverage of Israeli attack in Gaza shows world is blind: Swara Bhasker

The recent acts of violence by Israel on Gaza Strip that began with an attack by the

By Swara Bhasker May 23, 2021

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
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