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 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

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

Swara Bhasker on the lesson she learnt from the year gone by

Every year, towards the end of December, I take stock of how I spent the year,

By Swara Bhasker January 02, 2022

Swara Bhasker on how adoption marries desire for family, concern for orphans

I remember the exact moment when I realised why people have children. It was a sunny

By Swara Bhasker December 19, 2021

Swara Bhasker decodes rightwing outrage over Vir Das’s viral monologue

Recently, popular Indian comic Vir Das posted a video of a monologue he performed at

By Swara Bhasker December 05, 2021

Swara Bhasker: Despite her aristocratic birth, Dr Rani Ray was a revolutionary in spirit

Rani di, as my mother called her, smelled of cigarettes and perfume. My mother’s

By Swara Bhasker November 21, 2021

Swara Bhasker on a festive season amid calls for boycotts, bans by Hindutva goons

Festivals around the world are occasions to share joy, food, celebration, resources

By Swara Bhasker November 07, 2021

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
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