Vaibhav Sharma
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Vaibhav Sharma

Writer and journalist currently based in Bangalore. A former staffer at The Indian Express and Tehelka, I have written extensively for The New York Times and Mint. Work until late 2014 appeared under the byline Vaibhav Vats.


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Bollywood Takes on Gay Lives as a Film Focus

An urban middle class audience is giving films about gay male relationships enough box-office support for the trend to spread in India.

The New York Times / April 2016 / Culture

On Evan Osnos' Age of Ambition

A leaden, unsatisfying account on the many energies and convulsions of modern China.

Mint Lounge / October 2014 / Books

The Lower-Middle Class in Indian Writing

A Kannada novel, translated in English, lays bare the anxieties of a social strata profoundly unsettled by the modern economy.

The Hindu / February 2016 / Books

The Deity's Ego

Reading between the lines in Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way.

The Cricket Monthly / February 2015 / Books

On V Ramnarayan's Third Man

A remarkable cricket memoir filled with oddballs, entrepreneurs and fanatics, and a document of an altogether more innocent time.

Mint Lounge / May 2015 / Books

On Soumya Bhattacharya's After Tendulkar

A disappointing work, devoid of both the perspective that comes from distance and the inside knowledge that comes from proximity.

The Hindu Business Line / March 2015 / Books

His last waltz

Witnessing the last of Sachin Tendulkar's greatness.

ESPNcricinfo / November 2013 / Cricket

The Constant Writer

In conversation with historian Ramachandra Guha, about his craft and obsession.

Open Magazine / May 2012 / Books

How the IPL Lost Its Way

After a promising start, a league's sporting credo is hijacked by celebrity and controversy.

Open Magazine / June 2011 / Cricket

Seeing Iran, through its cinema

On Iranian cinema, as a mirror to the nation and its dissensions.

The Indian Express / June 2009 / Culture / [Pdf , 449 KB]

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