Guest Column

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

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

Bitter Chocolate

Swara Bhasker writes on the Sanghi hatred for Bollywood

Aryan Khan, son of Shah Rukh Khan, is in jail. At the time of writing this, no drugs

By Swara Bhasker October 24, 2021

Adapt Gandhi’s teachings in our own ways to suit our chaotic lives: Swara Bhasker

The idea of non-violent resistance to injustice is age-old. Be it the Jews

By Swara Bhasker October 10, 2021

Swara Bhasker on how being seen constantly by a lens affects one's sense of self

Focus… sound rolling… camera rolling… action!” Words ‘on camera’ actors live with

By Swara Bhasker September 26, 2021

Swara Bhasker: My online existence is beginning to cause real life wounds!

I live a split life. One is my real, daily, physical life that is spent between

By Swara Bhasker September 12, 2021

Don't justify one kind of terror but condemn another, based on identity: Swara Bhasker

I have got quite addicted to a Turkish television series called Muhtesem Yuzyil,

By Swara Bhasker August 29, 2021

Tokyo 2020 showed cyber celebrations are sexism couched in compliments: Swara Bhasker

Tokyo 2020 has had enough drama to spawn multiple adapted movie screenplays. We have

By Swara Bhasker August 15, 2021

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
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