Tora Agarwala
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Tora Agarwala

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


Come, Meet the Little Prince

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

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

Living With It

A personal narrative about dealing with chronic illness and pain

The DailyO, India Today / May 2016

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

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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