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Pooja Pillai

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Mappila Ramayanam

How India's most ancient epic was adapted in the Malabari Muslim milieu

Indian Express / November 2015 / Lifestyle

The Good Fight

Interview with writer, journalist and feminist icon Mona Eltahawy

Indian Express / November 2015 / Books

Write Way to Murder

Interview with Argentinian writer Guillermo Martinez

Indian Express / November 2015 / Books

Final Voyages

Article about Bangladeshi photographer Shumon Ahmed's works featuring Baro Aulia's ship-breaking yards

Indian Express / October 2015 / Art

18 Ways to Read an Epic

Interview with poet Karthika Nair about her book 'Until the Lions'

Indian Express / October 2015 / Books

Voices from the Valley

Article on an exhibition of photographs of Kashmir by Amit Mehra and Veer Munshi

Indian Express / October 2015 / Art

A Sampling of the Old Malice

Book Review: 'Portrait of a Serial Killer: Uncollected Writings' by Khushwant Singh

Indian Express / October 2018 / Books

Dividing Lines

Article on Reena Saini Kallat's exhibition 'Hyphenated Lives'

Indian Express / September 2015 / Art

Meat the many foods of India

Article on the meat-eating traditions that enrich Indian cuisines

Indian Express / September 2015 / Lifestyle

Prints from Nature

Article on Sonia Mehra Chawla's exhibition of prints which explore the fragility of the natural world

Indian Express / September 2015 / Art

Revathy questions AMMA's decision to take back Dileep

Interview with actor & filmmaker Revathy about AMMA's controversial decision to reinstate Dileep, an accused in the abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam actor in 2017

Indian Express / June 2018 / Cinema

Reused and Reborn

Article about a group exhibition in Mumbai that examines the nature of 'waste'

Indian Express / July 2018 / Art

Kerala's New Heroes

Opinion piece on the brave, outspoken women in Malayalam cinema

Indian Express / July 2018 / Cinema

In the Woods

Book Review: 'Steed of the Jungle God' by Reza M Tehsin with Arefa Tehsin

Indian Express / July 2018 / Books

Before Midnight

An exhibition of collages collected from Shekhawati give insights into local sentiments during the freedom struggle

Indian Express / August 2018 / Art

Once Upon A Time A Star

Interview with filmmaker Nag Ashwin about the Savitri biopic 'Mahanati'

Indian Express / May 2018 / Cinema

A Daub Hand

Article about exhibition on fakes and forgeries at Piramal Museum of Art

Indian Express / April 2017 / Art

Gangs of Angamaly

Article about the makaing of the malayalam film, Angamaly Diaries

Indian Express / May 2017 / Cinema

Ways of Seeing

Article about the exhibition 'Here be Dragons' at Sakshi Gallery

Indian Express / May 2017 / Art

The People's Bard

Article about the play 'Meghani Sarvani'

Indian Express / June 2017 / Theatre

Framed Anew

Article about the exhibition 'Wooden Horse in Boggy Land' at Project 88

Indian Express / June 2017 / Art

Stitched in Time

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Indian Express / May 2016 / Art

Food for Thought

Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar rubbishes the fear that sugar is the big baddie of the food world

Indian Express / May 2016 / Lifestyle

Colour Me a Tree

Artist Neha Choksi explores the philosophical ideas of absence and presence through the physical, messy experience of touch and texture

Indian Express / May 2016 / Art

A Trip to the Mountains

The exhibits at the newly-restored Himalayan Art Gallery in CSMVS showcase the various influences on art & culture in the region

Indian Express / May 2016 / Art

The Female Gaze

An exhibition that draws links between patriarchy and other forms of oppression

Indian Express / May 2016 / Art

"It's Always a Gamble"

Interview with composer Amit Trivedi on Udta Punjab music

Indian Express / June 2016 / Cinema

How to be a Woman

On Rupi Kaur's poetry and her message of empowerment

Indian Express / June 2016 / Books

My Dopamine Addiction

The difficult, and often futile, struggle to keep my attention span from vanishing altogether

Indian Express / June 2016 / Lifestyle

Tanmay Bhat Snapchat

What our outrage over Tanmay Bhat's video says about us

Indian Express / May 2016 / Entertainment

A Time for Natak

On Shakespeare in Parsi Theatre

Indian Express / April 2016 / Theatre

Just Imagine

On photo exhibition by Swapan Nayak & Gilles Bensimon

Indian Express / March 2016 / Art

Cosmic Art

An exhibition that explores Tantra's influence in modern art

Indian Express / March 2016 / Art

A Place to Call Home

On the Bombay Art Society's significance in Indian art history

Indian Express / April 2016 / Art

Biodiversity: Karvi

On the 8-year flowering of the Karvi flower in the Western Ghats

Indian Express / March 2016 / Environment

Birth and Rebirth

On 'The Journey is the Destination', a multi-artist show at the Jehangi Nicholson Gallery

Indian Express / March 2016 / Art

Octaves of History

Interview with Polish painist Marek Szlezer

Indian Express / March 2016 / Music

Acting Naturally

Interview with actor Jim Sarbh

Indian Express / April 2016 / Cinema

Back Stories

On artist Desmond Lazaro's solo show 'The In-Coming Passengers'

Indian Express / April 2016 / Art

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