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Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

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

Bitter Chocolate

Swara Bhasker on her grandmother's best friend

Kusum nani and my nani shared recipes, laughs, gossips, opinions and more

By Swara Bhasker August 14, 2022

Why it's hard not to look to the judiciary

Citizens’ rights in India have nose-dived since BJP’s landslide win in 2019

By Swara Bhasker July 17, 2022

Why Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon challenges us intellectually

Bollywood could take a lesson from this unsupported, unabashed, un-fearing film

By Swara Bhasker July 03, 2022

Feminists fight for men, too, says Swara Bhasker

Rape has been tool of war for centuries globally, and men also have been victims

By Swara Bhasker June 19, 2022

Swara Bhasker on India's body politic going septic

A project for change in India must go beyond electoral victory

By Swara Bhasker June 05, 2022

Swara Bhasker on raising her niece in a world where abuse of power is normal

Being indifferent is worse than being wrong

By Swara Bhasker May 22, 2022

Swara Bhasker on bigotry and conservatism that a majority of Indians nurse

Survey says over 60 pc Indians disapprove of inter-faith, inter-caste marriages

By Swara Bhasker May 08, 2022

When we chased public kissers: Swara Bhasker on her American memories

Tall buildings, cars, so many options of candies... the US blew our minds

By Swara Bhasker April 24, 2022

Swara Bhasker on Karnataka HC verdict on hijab in schools and colleges

Court has put hijabi girls in a quandary

By Swara Bhasker March 27, 2022

Of memorable Russian trip and Indian warmongers: Swara Bhasker

Indians have no real memory of the suffering war brings. So why the enthusiasm?

By Swara Bhasker March 13, 2022

India's uncanny Iranian connection

Like in Iran, jail, in new India, is a real possibility for anyone

By Swara Bhasker July 31, 2022

Swara Bhasker on Hindutva's murder of Hindu conscience

'We all stand guilty to its myriad crimes'

By Swara Bhasker February 27, 2022

Swara Bhasker on the many deaths of her dharm

India has a new national pastime. It consists of a ‘no-longer fringe’ group of

By Swara Bhasker February 13, 2022

Culture of silence on intimacy affects how kids learn about sex: Swara Bhasker

As young girls growing up in 1990s India, ‘consent’ was not a term that was part of

By Swara Bhasker January 30, 2022

‘Bulli Bai’, ‘Sulli Deals’ show we made our youth monsters: Swara Bhasker

For many Indians, especially Muslims, the New Year began on a bitter note with the

By Swara Bhasker January 16, 2022
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