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Chronicling this long, strange trip that we’re on together and our entanglements, both quantum and experimental- expect lots of music and poetry.

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Through Thick and Thin: Introducing Critical Zones

Susan Mathews introduces Critical Zones, a spin off of our flagship podcast The Subverse with an identity of its own. Join Bhumika Saraswati and the rest of the Dark ‘n’ Light team as we explore the layers of Earth that hold all life.

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Breath is the Beginning Again

In this blogpost, marking two years since Dark ‘n’ Light began, Susan Mathews takes a symbolic deep breath, and talks about what accompanies that respiration: cosmologies, histories, politics, and poetics, and more. Artwork credit: Vinayak Varma

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The Beach House: Watery Transits and Muddy Logics

In this blogpost, Susan Mathews closes out Season 2 of The Subverse by delving into what we’ve learnt from our watery preoccupations. Channelling Douglas Adams, we embrace some muddy logics, explore life at water’s edge, and water as passage and porous border. Artwork credit: Adrija Ghosh

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An Evolving Arc(x)

The host of Arcx, Anjali Alappat, shares what we’ve learnt from season one, our hopes for season two, and what should be on your reading list regardless.

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Introducing Arcx, a Podcast About Literary Inspiration

In Arcx, a six episode mini-series, we talk to six South Asian sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction writers, and trace their ideas from conception to execution. We’re peeling back the layers to learn about the media that influenced them, the stories that changed the way they see the world, and the stories they have yet to tell.

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Introducing The Revival Project: Stories of Reclamation and Rediscovery

We are in the midst of a modern-day Renaissance, where eager minds are exploring the rebirth, revitalisation and reintegration of neglected and forgotten arts, cultures and ideas. In this series, we will be delving into the nature of these revivals and the stories surrounding them.

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Becoming Water: Highs, Lows, Ebbs, and Flows

We know what water is. We’re surrounded by it, composed of it, we drink and expel it. And yet, it remains unfathomable. Dark ‘n’ Light founder Susan Mathews plays with the different faces and interpretations of this life-creating molecule.

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Spinning a Cosmic Web: It’s Filamentary, My Dear

In this blog, we speak of cosmic webs and spider webs and their filamentary structures. Through myth, folklore, and artistic representations, we explore further the scaffolding from which galaxies were born and our own stories emerged.