Independent journalist / features writer based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Writes on travel, food, culture, environment, gender, lifestyle and current affairs. Bosch Medienbotschafter 2016 Fellow.
Berlinale Bloggers 2023
The Goethe-Institut sent a journalist to Berlin to report on the films, trends and happenings at the Berlinale. Prathap Nair met actors, directors and other Berlinale bloggers from all over the world in Berlin and took us behind the scenes, bringing in live updates from the event. Here you will not miss a moment of the great German film festival.
The Name of the Night
Payal Kapadia’s film about love and protest on the campus has won best documentary at the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Opening the queer eye
India is no longer a country that criminalises homosexuality. But that said, there is an obvious question that needs our attention: Are our films and shows willing to honestly depict the reality of queer lives?
Tourism Takes a Hard Hit during COVID-19
Grounded flights, shuttered restaurants, cancelled tours—the pandemic brings the hospitality industry to a halt.
United colours of Jerusalem
How music and art come together to ease the city’s tense religious divisions.
Journey to the source of the Nile
Journey to Jinja in southern Uganda, considered to be the place where the life-giving Nile river originated in Lake Victoria.
Ranthambore's star tigress Machhli finds a place in Katy Yocom's book Three Ways to Disappear
Katy Yocom on tiger conservation, environmental fiction and more.
How Streaming Platforms Ushered in a Wave of Queer Representation in India
While Bollywood walks on eggshells around the censorship board, India's streaming services take bolder steps with LGBTQ stories.
After equal marriage, LGBT+ Germans fight for the right to a family.
The fight for same-sex adoption rights in Germany.
Mira Nair and her world of stories.
The film-maker mentored 10 young and upcoming directors at the recently held Cannes film festival.
Confetti and Social Commentary at Basel’s Sassy Carnival
Dating back to the 14th century, the extravagant 72-hour carnival is a not-to-be-missed event in Switzerland.
A 20th-Century Artist Who De-Sexualized the Trans Body
Lorenza Böttner used her body to create art for normalization of non-conforming bodies and sexualities.
As A Watchman's Son, I Know Modi’s Chowkidar Campaign Is Exploiting The Underdog
It must be two decades ago, but the moment that made me acutely aware of the classism that persists in Indian classrooms remains clear as daylight.