Guest Column

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker

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

Bitter Chocolate

Because my friend Annie is Pakistani!

Despite her best efforts and my father’s sincere attempts, Annie could not get a visa

By Swara Bhasker April 02, 2023

Love is hard. Interfaith love in India is harder

In 2023, shouldn’t the right to marry who you choose, be a basic right for all?

By Swara Bhasker March 05, 2023

I am tempted by celebrity weddings, says Swara Bhasker

Social media-fuelled wedding mania has led to a shift in our fiscal values

By Swara Bhasker February 19, 2023

When humans fail each other and society

Why have Indians become so angry, uncouth, callous, violent, so feral?

By Swara Bhasker January 22, 2023

How 2022 had been a rocky year for women the world over

2023 is unlikely to be starkly different

By Swara Bhasker January 08, 2023

My walk with Rahul Gandhi

I marvel at Rahul's focus. I think to myself ‘Pappu’ is rather erudite!

By Swara Bhasker December 18, 2022

Shraddha Walkar murder: 'Dear parents, keep the doors open'

What can we learn from the gruesome and tragic case

By Swara Bhasker December 04, 2022

May our hearts and minds grow with love, not shrink with hate

Since 2014, we have seen new kind of majoritarian assertion during festivals

By Swara Bhasker November 06, 2022

Manipulators of history, beware

Today, every historical seems like it was scripted at Nagpur headquarters of RSS

By Swara Bhasker October 23, 2022

What price will Indians pay for surging populism?

Iranians, meanwhile, took 43 years to realise that they have been betrayed

By Swara Bhasker October 09, 2022

How Swara Bhasker's nana taught her the meaning of life

Bhasker's maternal grandfather passed away on Sep 4, at 88

By Swara Bhasker September 25, 2022

Why right wing hates Bollywood

Greatest thorn in their eye is that three Muslim men have reigned hearts of audiences

By Swara Bhasker September 11, 2022

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

India's uncanny Iranian connection

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

By Swara Bhasker July 31, 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
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