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Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

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

Bitter Chocolate

Gram and the generation gone by

Social media has become the single-most defining development of the last decade, one

By Swara Bhasker September 27, 2020

Public decency has just perished

Watching Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in London I was thoroughly shaken by it. The

By Swara Bhasker September 13, 2020

Eliot, you were so accurate

2019 was a bad year for me. Instagram seemed to agree that 2019 sucked for the world

By Swara Bhasker August 30, 2020

Connect with their uneasiness

I remember going for a trek in 2016 to the Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It

By Swara Bhasker August 16, 2020

The pain behind the anger

It’s been over a month since Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, and the air on social

By Swara Bhasker August 02, 2020

Tale of a quiet commitment

My parents had a ‘mixed love marriage’. My father is a Telugu-speaking Andhraiite

By Swara Bhasker July 19, 2020

The outsider who conquered Bollywood

I was in the middle of a workout when a generic forwarded message from an

By Swara Bhasker July 05, 2020

Just a bad play

Bollywood has been at the receiving end of brickbats these past two months. On March

By Swara Bhasker June 21, 2020

Put yourself in their shoes

For me, the first 56 days of the national lockdown was a housebound saga of domestic

By Swara Bhasker June 07, 2020

Nudes and gender naysayers

Last week, an unexpected controversy fired up electronic and social media, following

By Swara Bhasker May 24, 2020

On cloud nine in my zoo

One of my favourite children’s books was Grandfather’s Private Zoo by much loved

By Swara Bhasker May 10, 2020

Let the hair down in lockdown

On January 7, the World Health Organization announced the identification of a new

By Swara Bhasker April 26, 2020

Look back and stay happy

A week into national lockdown and it already seems that we occupy a dystopian

By Swara Bhasker April 12, 2020

The Black Death of our time

The world became more connected in these past two weeks. Unfortunately, the reason

By Swara Bhasker March 29, 2020

In defence of protest as picnic

Ideologies of hate abhor proof of coexistence. This is true of Salafism’s stringent

By Swara Bhasker March 07, 2020
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