Tora Agarwala
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Tora Agarwala

Features Journalist | Delhi • Bombay • Assam | tora.agarwala@gmail.com | @toramatix


Nights Out, Closed In (Cover Story)

The metamorphosis of Guwahati, the capital of Assam from a small town to a big city. (A cover story about urbanisation, moral policing and the media for The Indian Express's Sunday Magazine)

The Indian Express / September 2015

India's Deadly Superstition (Video)

Assistant Reporter for a film on Birubala Rabha, a crusader against the practice of witch hunting prevalent in parts of rural Assam.

The New York Times / February 2016

Come, Meet the Little Prince (Personal Essay)

If you were the youngest in a pack of cousins, summer holidays were the best of times and the worst of times. Till you discovered a library of old books. (A personal narrative for the "Nostalgia" special of The Indian Express's Sunday Magazine)

The Indian Express / June 2016

Silk Route (An AD Spaces story)

At the foothills of the Himalayas, architect Bijoy Jain and Japanese weaver Chiaki Maki dig deep into the earth to create—for a group of local craftspeople—a livelihood, a workspace, and an unassailable sense of belonging.

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / September 2017 / [Pdf , 682 KB]

BV Doshi: Looking Ahead

A profile on Padma-Shri award winning architect, BV Doshi pegged around his retrospective in China

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / July 2017 / [Pdf , 356 KB]

Dances With Peacocks (An AD Spaces story)

In Ahmedabad, architect Bijoy Jain creates a sanctuary for the soul—human and avian—with his signature brand of sustainability (For Architectural Digest's Spaces section)

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / March 2017 / [Pdf , 687 KB]

The Architecture of a Fashion Show

For the Style Issue of Architectural Digest, a long-form piece about the set design, theatrics and architecture of the most dramatic runways in India and across the world.

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / September 2016

And the show goes on

Assam’s 80-year-old mobile theatre industry is under fire for rapidly shedding its traditional identity to embrace the contemporary. But it continues to thrive on popular demand. (A piece for the Theatre Special of Hindu's Saturday weekend magazine)

The Hindu / February 2016

Remembering SH Raza

Obituary: Syed Haider Raza, one of the greatest contemporary Indian artists (1922-2016)

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / September 2016

Common Ground (An AD Spaces story)

In a quiet, leaf-fringed locality in Ahmedabad, a pre-Independence bungalow gets an uplifting extension. (For Architectural Digest's Spaces section)

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / May 2017 / [Pdf , 1020 KB]

The Secret of Susegad (An AD Spaces story)

Italian architect Annalisa Bellettati likes her buildings to tell stories. And her sumptuously modern Goan holiday home—for Mumbai-based embroidery designer Arun Jothi—built around a creaky old Portuguese villa tells a compelling one

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / September 2017 / [Pdf , 1010 KB]

Make Good Art

An interview with the creator of popular comic blog, Zen Pencils (For The Scribbler, an online publication about current affairs, culture and arts)

The Scribbler / March 2014

Movie Night

A piece about spaces and interiors of a private screening room in a South Bombay flat.

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / September 2016

A Sweeping Scenery

A travelogue from Mawlynnong, believed to be the cleanest village in Asia. (For the annual Travel Issue of The Indian Express's Sunday Eye Magazine)

The Indian Express / May 2012

The Eternal Eyries

Ruskin Bond on why hill stations aren't dead yet. (An As Told To piece for The Indian Express's Sunday Eye Magazine)

The Indian Express / July 2012

A New Lesson

A young professional spells out change at a Sangam Vihar MCD school, located in a slum. (For the Indian Express's Real Page Three which appears in its Sunday Edition)

Indian Express / October 2011

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