In Frame: Photographer Dilpreet Shah captured in his project 'Ball of Burden' on Imposter Syndrome

This Photographer is Fighting Imposter Syndrome with Flower Power

In conversation with Burbank-based photographer Dilpreet Shah on his creative journey, Indian heritage, Imposter Syndrome and the complexities of self-imposed pressure as captured in …

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‘Phite Andharache Jale’: A Soulful Marathi Song’s English Translation for Music Lovers

#Marathi #Translation Shridhar Phadke (born September 9, 1950) is a well-known Marathi music composer from Maharashtra, India. He is the son of the well-known …

How does it feel to be a mom?

New Mom Diaries: How Does It Feel to be a Mom?

In this candid piece titled “New Mom Diaries: How Does It Feel to be a Mom?” a new mom recounts her experience of becoming …

Yash Arora, Producer

On Being a Film Producer, Burnouts and Underbelly of Bollywood: Meet Yash Arora, The Creative Producer behind 75 Ads 

Producing is the art of managing people and egos”, says Yash Arora, a film producer based out of Burbank, California. He’s worked on creative …

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The Price of Conformity: ‘There was nothing I wanted more than to discover myself and the world outside’

A Young Woman Reflects on the Lasting Impact of a Conservative Upbringing on Her Relationships, in this personal essay titled “The Price of Conformity” …

Miss Prediction

Miss Prediction’s Terrible But Well-Meaning Astrology Advice Column*

Are you tired of the same old boring advice from those other astrology columns? Well, you’re in luck! Miss Prediction is here to give …

Yash Arora, Producer

On Being a Film Producer, Burnouts and Underbelly of Bollywood: Meet Yash Arora, The Creative Producer behind 75 Ads 

Producing is the art of managing people and egos”, says Yash Arora, a film producer based out of Burbank, California. He’s worked on creative projects with Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Microsoft, One Plus, and Nestle among many others. What enticed you to …

Miss Prediction

Miss Prediction’s Terrible But Well-Meaning Astrology Advice Column*

Are you tired of the same old boring advice from those other astrology columns? Well, you’re in luck! Miss Prediction is here to give you some seriously terrible but well meaning advice that you should definitely not follow. “Challenge Accepted,’” …

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Meet Derrick T. Tuggle, the original Lonely Boy from the viral Black Keys song

Security Guard turned actor and musician, here’s Derrick T. Tuggle’s story after dancing in one of The Black Keys’ most iconic songs.  If you know of The Black Keys, chances are you have seen the official music video of ‘Lonely …

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What is the Female Gaze? 5 Brilliant Insights from Joey Soloway’s TIFF Masterclass

Every few months, I revisit this talk on the Female Gaze by Joey Soloway and it never fails to pump me up! Here are five insights from their masterclass and much more. Joey Soloway (previously Jill Soloway) is an American television creator, …

https://theblahcksheep.com/the-reporters-collective-on-new-age-journalism/

New Age Journalism: An Inside Look at The Reporters Collective and the Future of Reporting in India

The Reporters’ Collective (TRC) is a multilingual, multimedia investigative journalism collective that produces deep-dive reportage. TRC, co-founded in 2020 by two journalists Nitin Sethi and Kumar Sambhav, seeks to report the unvarnished truth and hold those in power accountable without …

Ria Sen at United Nations

A Conversation with Ria Sen: An Expert in the United Nations Shares Her Journey and Insights

Ria Sen works in emergency preparedness at the United Nations (UN), where she contributes to delivering a global mandate. She has worked with various UN organizations like the UNDP, UNDRR and UNESCAP for almost a decade. She is currently working …

Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started 'Niraamish'

Discover the World of Miniature Paintings: An Exclusive Interview with a Dedicated Enthusiast

Apart from the aesthetics, I got interested in miniature paintings because of the historical and political questions related to them. I wanted to know why artists painted the Gita Govinda? Or why Muhammad Shah Rangila commissioned a pornographic portrait? Or …

Workshops X The Blahcksheep

Workshops x The Blahcksheep

We’re doing four exciting workshops this April. Curated by passionate instructors across diverse fields, these workshops offer a fun way to learn (and unlearn) while making new friends. Combining theory with doing, all our sessions are interactive and collaborative. The …

Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

On 4th April 2022, Thisuri, a public policy researcher from Sri Lanka wrote an opinion piece for The Blahcksheep detailing the reasons for the economic crisis in the country. She ended her piece on an optimistic note even as the …

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Now

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Away

In this Recommends piece, our Editor-in-Sheep, Pooja Bhatia reviews her favourite film Language Lessons. Language Lessons starring Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales is a wholesome pandemic classic that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, the kind you get after …

Blahcksheep Recommends

The Blahck Sheep Recommends

Our top picks featuring the best of produce and people.

Blahcksheep Rejects

Blahcksheep rejects

A celebration of previously rejected and unpublished pieces.

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One Nation One Product: How to Revive Craft-based Livelihoods in India

This topic is close to my heart. I believe craft-based livelihoods have the potential to stabilise …

Bhunja Ki Dukaan

Bhunja ki Dukaan: An Exploration of Bihar’s Rich Food Culture and Gender Politics

This piece was rejected by other publications and platforms that found it “interesting but not good …

A Pandemic of Pretense

A Pandemic of Pretense: How We Are Facing a Crisis of Authenticity

This piece “A Pandemic of Pretense” was rejected by The Print, The Wire and Jacobin. Humanity …

Path Makers

Path Makers

Path Makers by The Blahcksheep is a weekly interview series featuring people that make and shape a country.

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“Can Music Change the Way We Think?”

Experiment ‘Tuning In’ is the story of Julio and Seema and the endless possibilities of music. Julio – a retired guitarist, finds his future to be bleak and unexciting. So …

5 predictions that the third wave got right

5 Predictions “The Third Wave” Got Right

What the future looked like in Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave and how he got most predictions right. Known for the futuristic trilogy – Future Shock (1970), The Third Wave …

Rear Reads

Rear Reads

A hay-ven for sheepy readers.

Grazing Corner

Showcasing first time writers and fellow blahcksheep whose nouveau ideas need to be herd.

Emotions that Refuse to Leave Me
Emotions that Refuse to Leave Me

Emotions, especially those with negative connotations, refuse to leave. They are like stubborn long term head-aches which keep coming back …

Sundays and Sunsets
Sundays and Sunsets

As the sun rose to a new Sunday, she found it blissful to remain wrapped in the sheets for a …

https://theblahcksheep.com/the-bent-tree-and-interstellar/
The Bent Tree and Interstellar

Versatile genres of Music tweaking, nudging the right and left of the virile brain, and the chalice of the Heart …

Becoming a Writer: Everyone’s Cup of Tea? 
Becoming a Writer: Everyone’s Cup of Tea? 

These days writing is becoming more and more of a glamorous profession. It’s kind of cool, you might say, to …

On Letting Go and Dealing with Loss
On Letting Go and Dealing with Loss

I watch a lady bug crawl across the ground as my neighbourRecounts the death of his brother to my mother.The …

The Dirty Me
The Dirty Me

In this piece titled “The Dirty Me” the author says she is ashamed to show herself. She is ashamed to …

Translations

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‘Phite Andharache Jale’: A Soulful Marathi Song’s English Translation for Music Lovers

#Marathi #Translation Shridhar Phadke (born September 9, 1950) is a well-known Marathi music composer from …

Bhikhari Thakur

Bhikhari Thakur: The Shakespeare of Bhojpuri Literature

“Bhikhari Thakur’s works highlight the hardship of the individual in search of work, home and …

Don’t Yuck My Yum

Dont Yuck My YUM

Let the world in on your guilty pleasures and quirky interests.

Brown and Feminist? Not a Mindy Kaling!

Brown and Feminist? You Must be Mindy Kaling! A Rant.

It rankles when people compare me to Mindy Kaling or Tina Fey the moment they see me. I revisited Chimamanda …

Courting through Covid: A Confession

The Ups and Downs of Courting through Covid: A Personal Confession

You can also read this piece in Marathi here. There seemed to be an inexplicable tendency to deny one’s presence …

Livestock

Exploring all things lifestyle.

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