Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma writes on books and curates and edits lifestyle stories for hindustantimes.com

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Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet Naseem Shafaie, who teaches Kashmiri at the University of Kashmir, said that as children they were not so conscious of their identity as Muslims.(Courtesy: Jaipur Literature Festival)
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet Naseem Shafaie, who teaches Kashmiri at the University of Kashmir, said that as children they were not so conscious of their identity as Muslims.(Courtesy: Jaipur Literature Festival)

JLF 2017: Read literature, not history to understand Kashmir, says Naseem Shafaie

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2017 06:25 PM IST
A discussion on Kashmir, titled How Green Was My Valley at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur between Kashmiri poet Naseem Shafaie and author Neerja Mattoo concluded that resilience and optimism were a part of the nature of the people of the state.
A discussion at the 2015 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
A discussion at the 2015 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

Heading to JLF 2017? Writers and poets pick sessions you must attend

Hindustan Times | By Aruveetil Mariyam Alavi and Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2017 02:48 PM IST
Before Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 starts, we ask writers Namita Gokhale and Tishani Doshi to pick out the sessions they are looking forward to the most.
In his memoir, Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor comes across as the straight arrow that he is known to be as he walks the reader through his life, warts and all. The actor pictured during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar in December 2016.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT Photo)
In his memoir, Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor comes across as the straight arrow that he is known to be as he walks the reader through his life, warts and all. The actor pictured during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar in December 2016.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT Photo)

I was a naive bacha when I bought an award for Bobby: Rishi Kapoor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 05:56 PM IST
In his memoir, Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor comes across as the straight arrow that he is known to be as he walks the reader through his life, warts and all.
Artist Jitish Kallat with his work, The Cry of the Gland (2009), a study of shirt pockets and their contents.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Artist Jitish Kallat with his work, The Cry of the Gland (2009), a study of shirt pockets and their contents.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

On display: The parallel narratives in Jitish Kallat’s works

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 08:27 AM IST
An exhibition of Jitish Kallat’s works from over two decades is on display at the NGMA
After three deaths in her family due to type-2 diabetes, Avni Madhani decided to create awareness about the simple lifestyle changes that can keep the disease at bay.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
After three deaths in her family due to type-2 diabetes, Avni Madhani decided to create awareness about the simple lifestyle changes that can keep the disease at bay.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

This 16-year-old Indian American girl wants to change the way India eats

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2017 07:42 AM IST
Avni Madhani decided to create awareness about the simple lifestyle changes that can prevent type-2 diabetes after three people in her family died because of the disease.
American artist Kathryn Myers’s lens portrays the charms of the mundane.(Photo courtesy: Kathryn Myers)
American artist Kathryn Myers’s lens portrays the charms of the mundane.(Photo courtesy: Kathryn Myers)

Two ways of looking at India

Hindustan times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2017 01:03 PM IST
An ongoing exhibition showcases images of everyday India seen through the perspectives of an Indian and an American photographer
Every New Year brings with it new books and hence the delightful task of drawing up fresh reading lists.
Every New Year brings with it new books and hence the delightful task of drawing up fresh reading lists.

Karan Johar’s memoir to Amish’s new novel: 10 books we want to read in 2017

New Delhi | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2016 02:16 PM IST
We bring you a list of 10 titles from across genres that have us excited for the New Year.
Rohinton Mistry, Bombay, 1997(Photograph courtesy Sooni Taraporevala & PHOTOINK)
Rohinton Mistry, Bombay, 1997(Photograph courtesy Sooni Taraporevala & PHOTOINK)

Artists As Art: See rare portraits of MF Husain and Mulk Raj Anand

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2016 08:44 AM IST
The ongoing Some Portraits exhibition in Delhi showcases photographs of some of the best creative minds of India taken by famous photographers
Low immunity levels make people prone to cough and cold in winter.(Shutterstock)
Low immunity levels make people prone to cough and cold in winter.(Shutterstock)

Besan milk, guavas, oats: Eat smart to fight infections this winter

UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2016 03:21 PM IST
A rainbow diet of seasonal fruits and vegetables with plenty of exercise and fresh air will keep you protected from winter ailments
Children walk past paramilitary troopers in downtown Srinagar in November, 2016.(Tauseef Mustafa/HT Photo)
Children walk past paramilitary troopers in downtown Srinagar in November, 2016.(Tauseef Mustafa/HT Photo)

Scattered Souls depicts the effects of the Kashmir conflict on its people

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2016 01:20 PM IST
Shahnaz Bashir’s stories draw attention to the human cost of the conflict, and how excessive militarisation has ravaged the lives of ordinary Kashmiris

Three books that’ll make you fall hard for Tamil writer Ashokamitran’s prose

UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2016 06:04 PM IST
These recent translations from across genres are the perfect introduction to the prolific author’s vast body of work
Aishwaryaa R Dhanush who turned director with the film 3 (2012), has written a memoir -(Subi Samuel)
Aishwaryaa R Dhanush who turned director with the film 3 (2012), has written a memoir -(Subi Samuel)

Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth tells her favourite Rajini joke

UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2016 01:46 PM IST
People think that celebrity kids are snobbish. That’s not true, says Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush. Then, she treats us to her favourite Rajini joke…
Karan Mahajan, who was 12 at the time of the Lajpat Nagar blast in 1996, says terrorism formed the grim background to his coming of age(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Karan Mahajan, who was 12 at the time of the Lajpat Nagar blast in 1996, says terrorism formed the grim background to his coming of age(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Splinters in our psyche: The story of a small bombing

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2016 07:18 PM IST
Karan Mahajan’s new novel, a fictionalised account of the Lajpat Nagar bomb blast, has been shortlisted for the US National Book Awards
N. Kalyan Raman, 64, who recently translated the works of Tamil authors Perumal Murugan and Ashokamitran, has been making contemporary Tamil poetry and fiction accessible to an English-speaking audience for 25 years now(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
N. Kalyan Raman, 64, who recently translated the works of Tamil authors Perumal Murugan and Ashokamitran, has been making contemporary Tamil poetry and fiction accessible to an English-speaking audience for 25 years now(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘There is no critical discourse around translated works,’ says Tamil translator N Kalyan Raman

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST
Tamil translator N Kalyan Raman talks about the craft of translation and the neglect of the genre
(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Splinters in our Psyche: The story of a small bombing

UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2016 05:54 PM IST
In an exclusive video interview with Brunch, Mahajan talks about his relationship with Delhi, his memories of the Lajpat Nagar blast, the research he put into the book and how it’s not autobiographical.
The new Arijit Singh song, Channa Mereya, from Karan Johar’s soon-to-release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , has already become a break-up anthem
The new Arijit Singh song, Channa Mereya, from Karan Johar’s soon-to-release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , has already become a break-up anthem

Top 5 break-up songs in Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2017 09:36 PM IST
These are songs that quintessentially talk about the break-up and not the disappointments that comes with the heartbreak associated with it.
In March this year, singer Honey Singh revealed his struggle with bipolar disorder
In March this year, singer Honey Singh revealed his struggle with bipolar disorder

Bipolarity analysed: The truth about manic depression

UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2016 10:45 PM IST
TV actor Shama Sikander and singer Honey Singh opened up about their struggles with bipolar disorder earlier this year, bringing the illness into limelight. But manic-depression still remains largely unknown and misunderstood.
The Liberation of Sita sees events of the Ramayana unfold through the perspective of its minor female characters, while Ms Draupadi Kuru trails the adventures of Draupadi, Kunti and Amba in modern-day Delhi
The Liberation of Sita sees events of the Ramayana unfold through the perspective of its minor female characters, while Ms Draupadi Kuru trails the adventures of Draupadi, Kunti and Amba in modern-day Delhi

#BrunchBookChallenge: New retellings of Indian mythology

UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2016 12:09 PM IST
Two new books look at great Indian epics in a new light. While Sita emerges as her own hero in one, the other has Draupadi leave heaven for New Delhi
Far from Sen’s city drenched in blood: Taking a dip in the Ganga on Mahalaya on the eve of Durga puja in Kolkata.(Subhendu Sarkar/Getty Images)
Far from Sen’s city drenched in blood: Taking a dip in the Ganga on Mahalaya on the eve of Durga puja in Kolkata.(Subhendu Sarkar/Getty Images)

Review of City of Death by Abheek Barua

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2016 06:45 PM IST
The latest entrant to the world of Indian detectives, Sohini Sen, is an alcoholic, world-weary cop, in pursuit of a psychopath

#WorldTranslationDay: A rose by another name... is a lot of hard work

UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST
On World Translation Day, we spoke to five translators, who translate regional literature into English, on the challenges that are a part of their job

#WorldTranslationDay: 5 Indian books you must read

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST
On World Translation Day, we bring you a very short (and by no means definitive) list of recent books by Indian authors in translation that are brilliant and deserve to be read
Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is better known in its musical avatar as the long running CATS, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (In picture) Eliot with his sister.(© National Portrait Gallery, London)
Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is better known in its musical avatar as the long running CATS, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (In picture) Eliot with his sister.(© National Portrait Gallery, London)

#HappyBirthdayTSEliot: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats Told Via GIFs

UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2016 11:43 AM IST
Poet TS Eliot had a cheery side. That’s right! The author of The Wasteland and The Hollow Men didn’t
From left: Spanish writer Gabriela Ybarra, Austrian novelist Vea Kaiser, Belgian writer Jean-Pierre Orban, French novelist Markenzy Orcel, German graphic novelist Line Hoven, Hungarian poet Roland Orcsik, Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad, Indian-Italian writer Laila Wadia, Polish novelist Jacek Dehnel, and Swiss poet-graphic novelist Markus Kirchhofer
From left: Spanish writer Gabriela Ybarra, Austrian novelist Vea Kaiser, Belgian writer Jean-Pierre Orban, French novelist Markenzy Orcel, German graphic novelist Line Hoven, Hungarian poet Roland Orcsik, Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad, Indian-Italian writer Laila Wadia, Polish novelist Jacek Dehnel, and Swiss poet-graphic novelist Markus Kirchhofer

300 minutes of contemporary European literatures

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2016 10:40 PM IST
What is it like to attend an evening of literary speed dating? Read on to find out
On Stephen King’s birthday, we bring you a guide to five of his popular books across genres.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
On Stephen King’s birthday, we bring you a guide to five of his popular books across genres.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)

#HappyBirthdayStephenKing: A beginner’s guide to his books

UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2016 11:42 AM IST
If you’ve never read King or know not where to start, fret not. Help is here.

5 Indian novels that would make great TV adaptations

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2016 12:34 AM IST
In the season of book adaptations, we list our wishlist of stories that would make for fantastic TV
Shimla’s Ridge road. Kiran Manral’s new book is set in a hill town quite like this one(www.shutterstock.com)
Shimla’s Ridge road. Kiran Manral’s new book is set in a hill town quite like this one(www.shutterstock.com)

The Face At The Window review: The rocking spectre

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2016 07:46 AM IST
Kiran Manral’s new novel, a ghost story set in a hill station, has some scary moments.
Diana Penty once jumped off a plane over Cape Town
Diana Penty once jumped off a plane over Cape Town

‘People don’t know I am a grammar freak,’ says Diana Penty

UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2016 11:07 PM IST
A quick getaway on her own cheers the actor up when she is feeling low

Skinny shaming is just as hurtful as fat shaming

UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2016 03:54 PM IST
The Brunch cover story (August 7) called out body shaming of all types. We take the conversation forward and look at thin shaming, which, though less talked about, is just as damaging to those subjected to it

#BrunchBookChallenge: Aravind Adiga’s new novel looks at India’s cricket obsession

UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2016 11:50 AM IST
Selection Day follows the lives of two talented, budding cricketers from a Mumbai slum who seek to find a way out of poverty by making it big in the game
Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian to complete the Ultraman Canada triathlon (2009)(Photo courtesy: anuvaidyanathan.com)
Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian to complete the Ultraman Canada triathlon (2009)(Photo courtesy: anuvaidyanathan.com)

#BrunchBookChallenge: Adventures of an Indian triathlete

UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2016 12:10 PM IST
At 29, Anu Vaidyanathan became the first Asian to complete the Ultraman Canada triathlon. Her memoir, Anywhere But Home, is a fascinating account of her journey.
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