Chinki Sinha

OPEN TO OPINION

The Castaways

Rover in the driftless area of the outcastes. Writing is a way of deleting.

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |   7-minute read

A note to someone who is 'no more'

I am grateful that they remembered to inform me about his death.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   14-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   7-minute read

Why Rajesh Pratap Singh's fashion metaphors echo Ziggy Stardust and Purple Rain

His Amazon India Fashion Week collection is all about the times we live in.

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |   12-minute read

I don't grudge Kazuo Ishiguro the Nobel, but it's Haruki Murakami who saved me

Revisiting the author of 'Sputnik Sweetheart' as the Nobel Prize for Literature once again eludes him.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   4-minute read

A Durga with no weapons who evoked fear and reverence

Artist Manu Parekh remembers the idol he made as a tribute to the goddess and Bengali women.

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |   10-minute read

VARIETY

 |  The Castaways  |   15-minute read

Why I went back to visit a brothel

A return to Kamathipura five years later as an exercise in journalism that 'one must return to stories beyond the dateline'.

POLITICS

 |  The Castaways  |   11-minute read

Inside Adityanath's Gorakhnath Temple: Everyone expects justice here

A parallel government is run from the sprawling temple, which has been politically active since 1921.

POLITICS

 |  The Castaways  |   10-minute read

How three women in Bihar got tired of defecating in the open and built themselves a toilet

Kusum, Shobha, and Sridevi would step out of the house in the afternoon to carry unclaimed bricks in a fight for dignity.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   33-minute read

How performance art is breaking new ground in India

'All art is an uncommitted crime' and in challenging the status quo, the Indian performance art scene is coming into its own by engaging with the dominant political discourse.