Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta

Culture Editor, GQ India

Music: Zaeden goes unplugged

Sahil Sharma became an EDM star before he’d turned 20; and now, he’s given it all up to begin again as a singer-songwriter. GQ chats with the musician on the twists and turns that are shaping his life and career

GQ India / March 2020

Art: Salman Toor's Masterstroke

The Lahore-born, NY-based painter on the characters in his work, insprations and the Whitney Houston connection

GQ India / February 2020

Music: Nitin Sawhney, the OG Crossover Kid

A chat with the musician who once fused sitar sounds with drum n' bass, and is now marrying his music to his rage against a world gone unhinged

GQ India / February 2020

Tech: Best of 2019

The best phones, cameras, headphones and other such limbic devices

GQ India / December 2019

Q&A: Vir Das

The comedian and actor on his third Netflix special Losing It, his nine lives, adapting to a new terrain and feeling like the new guy 80% of the time

GQ India / January 2020

Music: The return of Naezy

With his new EP Maghreb, this is the rapper keeping it real, and promising to stay

GQ India / January 2020

Q&A: Buddy Guy

The living legend on his lifelong mission to keep the blues alive

GQ India / January 2020

Film: The making of Moothon

In conversation with director Geetu Mohandas and actor Nivin Pauly on their TIFF-acclaimed indie and the Malayalam new Wave

GQ India / October 2019

Music: Mura Masa

A chat with the Grammy-winning electronic music producer on building the soundscape of the future

GQ India / October 2019

Rising Stars: Himesh Patel

A chat with Himesh Patel, the star of Danny Boyle's Yesterday, on a heavy upcoming year in front of screens

GQ India / June 2019

Q&A: Anurag Kashyap

Ahead of Sacred Games S2, the film director dwells on a new chapter in his long Bollywood career

GQ India / August 2019

Indian indie: Guneet Monga

Long before she brought an Oscar home, Guneet Monga was laying the groundwork for a revolution in Indian cinema

GQ India / May 2019

Cover Story: Rajkummar Rao

Once the ultimate outsider, Rajkummar Rao now occupies a unique position at the top of our entertainment industry

GQ India / May 2019

Q&A: Andy Serkis

In conversation with the actor and film director on why the world needs another adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli

GQ India / December 2018

Indian indie: Sid Sriram

The multi-hyphenate artist arrives on the indie stage with his new album Entropy, by way of playback and Carnatic music stardom

GQ India / January 2019

Cover Story: Ranveer Singh

Over a night of peddling Mumbai’s mean streets, the actor plays master of ceremonies and is, as always, on fire

GQ India / February 2019

Q&A: Ebro Darden

The Beats1 DJ and Apple Music’s newly-appointed head of hip-hop and R&B, talks about his latest passion project and gives us a masterclass in the fierce history of American hiphop

GQ India / March 2019

Q&A: Abhi the Nomad

Acquaint yourself with the multiculti rhymes of the Chennai-born, Austin-based rapper on the rise

GQ India / March 2019

Indian indie: Sez on the Beat

The best emcees might be the ones that have a unique way with words, but they tell only half the story. Meet the man scripting the rise and rise of India's hip-hop scene

GQ India / November 2018

Indian indie: BLOT!

New directions for the electronica vet, Gaurav Malaker

GQ India / November 2018

Indian indie: DIVINE

A wild city deserves a roaring soundtrack. And DIVINE’s made it his mission to score one for Mumbai

GQ India / September 2018

Q&A: Raju Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani's latest, a biopic on the explosive life and career of Sanjay Dutt, might be his most challenging yet

GQ India / June 2018

Q&A: Sumeet Vyas

Ahead of Veere Di Wedding, the polymath talks about taking the long route to stardom

GQ India / June 2018

TV: Sacred Games

Love, lust and lassitude in the maximum city

GQ India / July 2018

Q&A: Ted Sarandos

Netflix's global head of content tells us why and how the streaming site will continue to show us what we love

GQ India / July 2018

Travel: Ocean's Eight

The Volvo Ocean Race stops by New Zealand, making the island country primed for peak adrenalin

GQ India / July 2018

Q&A: Rana Dasgupta

The author and director of the JCB Prize for Literature, tells us how the plush new award, the richest of its kind, will move mountains for Indian literary fiction.

GQ India / September 2018

Preview: Goatface is the brown SNL we need right now

Hasan Minhaj's sketch comedy troupe returns: There's shootouts and jubilation, cool new parenting gadgets and good old guns, jokes and boy band ballads for the Tinder age: All at perfect pitch for these vaudevillian times.

GQ India / September 2018

Preview: Narcos Mexico

In its new season, Narcos means serious business with a graft in North America

GQ India / November 2018

TV: Sci-Fi Stream

All the future dystopia universes to visit this month

GQ India / February 2018

Q&A: Kunal Kapoor

2017 is the year Kunal Kapoor found his groove again. And it has a lot to do with marriage.

GQ India / November 2017

Tech: iPhoneX Review

The future of the smartphone? More like the future of how we behave with our smartphones

GQ India / November 2017

Q&A: Ahir Shah

The British-Indian stand-up comedian talks to GQ about raging against the system

GQ India / October 2017

Tech: iPhone8 Review

Apple offers improvements till it (hopefully) reinvents the wheel – yet again – in November with the iPhoneX

GQ India / September 2017

Tech: Spin a Yarn in Hi-Res

On We Wear Culture, GA&C's digital archival project ready to make a fashion junkie out of you

GQ India / September 2017

Q&A: Kal Penn

White Castle to White House

GQ India / October 2014

Indian indie: Donn Bhat

Guitarist-singer-songwriter Donn Bhat is back with a killer four-piece acoustic-electronica project

GQ India / August 2014

Music: Horsepowar

Meet Jasleen Powar, the Indo-Canadian rapper revving up her music career on the back of hiphop, Bolly mashups and some very raunchy lyrics

GQ India / February 2016

Indian indie: Burudu

Putting the spotlight on one of the highest electronica producer duos around

GQ India / June 2017

Music: The Cat Empire

Catching up with the Australian sextet before their India debut at SulaFest 2016

GQ India / February 2016

Indian indie: Madboy/Mink

Ever the wallflower's nightmare, Imaad Shah and Saba Azad's Union Farm is wilder than the name suggests

GQ India / May 2015

Indian Indie: Zoya

She might've gone from singer-songwriter to electropop artist, but she's still queen of her kingdom

GQ India / May 2018

Tech: Best of 2017

All the coolest gadgets of the year worth your money

GQ India / December 2017

Q&A: Naman Ahuja

On co-curating India & The World, the art-history show opening soon at the National Museum

GQ India / January 2018

Q&A: Snigdha Poonam

Intrepid journalist Snigdha Poonam goes beyond the bluster of big words like demographic dividend in her debut book, Dreamers, to find out what aspirational young Indians want

GQ india / January 2018

Q&A: Anik Khan

Why you need to acquaint yourself with this Bangladeshi-American rapper, hip-hop's new Habibi

GQ India / February 2018

Music: Native Tongues

Three South Asian-American rappers on using conscious rap to talk diversity and egalitarianism in a world that stays marked up like a Pantone shade card

GQ India / March 2018

Photography: Street Oddities

Three centuries after it was invented, the idea of the flâneur still lives, swapping canvas and watercolours for social media filters. But who's watching? Gopal MS, the man behind the popular Instagram account Mumbai Paused, has some answers

GQ India / March 2018

Q&A: Radhika Apte

A chat with the actor on a quiet year and a life lived outside the mould

GQ India / December 2017

Then As Farce

When the world’s going crazy and there's not much you can do about it - except laugh in commiseration with a growing tribe of satirists storming the internet with thinly-veiled barbs at The Powers That Be. The question is are you in on the joke?

GQ India / December 2017

Comedy: Hook, Punchline & Sinker

Becoming a stand-up comedian in India is no joke. Exhibit A: Bengaluru's open mic circuit, the tightest one in the country right now. You're invited.

GQ India / September 2017

Q&A: Ashim Ahluwalia

The 'Miss Lovely' director talks about his next, a biopic on the life of Mumbai-based gangster-turned politician Arun Gawli

GQ India / September 2017

Gaming: Beast Mode

An introduction to the online gaming scene in India as it gathers steam on the back of players and private investment in leagues and championships.

GQ India / July 2017

GQ's Guide to Collecting Art

Tips and tricks from artist Sameer Kulavoor, Tasveer's Abhishek Poddar and gallerist Mortimer Chatterjee

GQ India / January 2017

Tech: An Orbit of One's Own

On Team Indus, the startup that plans to put India (the first Indian robot, more precisely) on the moon.

GQ India / July 2017

Q&A: Sonam Wangchuk

The environmental activist from Ladakh and winner of the Rolex Award talks climate change and bandage solutions and real threats

GQ India / April 2017

Q&A: Amit Masurkar

The director of indie satire Newton talks about film festivals, lead actors and shooting in conflict-ridden Chhattisgarh

GQ India / February 2017

It's a Man's Man's Man's World

Born on the streets and raised on the internet, a global movement to redress gender inequality in a post-Nirbhaya India is coming of age in a quiet corner of Telangana. Only, it’s not at all what you’re thinking

GQ India / November 2016

Q&A: Giorgio Moroder

Ahead of the dance music titan's debut performance in India in 2015

GQ India / December 2015

Q&A: Flying Lotus

Ahead of his debut performance in India in 2015

GQ India / October 2015

Q&A: Rashid Rana

The Pakistani artist goes to Venice Biennale 2015

GQ India / May 2015

Music: Sulk Station

A profile of the electronic two-member band

The Sunday Guardian / May 2012

Anatomy of a Riot: What we can learn from the Muzaffarnagar violence

The national conversation seems to have returned to the Congress-BJP binary, but only a few hours drive from the capital, tensions simmer and grievances fester. The wounds and nature of the violence means the riots are not forgotten in UP. A comment piece

The Sunday Guardian / November 2013

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