Sabah Virani is a researcher, writer and editorial assistant at All Things Small.
Stories sabah has worked on
The people of Banaras witness change coming to the city of ashes.
09 Apr 21
Everything you wanted to know about election forecasting but were afraid to ask.
19 Mar 21
How cricket got over one of the biggest scandals in its history.
12 Mar 21
Politics, social tensions, and comedy all found a home in Tamil cinema. The Tamil meme needs all four things to work.
26 Mar 21
The Keeladi excavations may alter the world’s ideas about the earliest Indians. But progress hasn’t been smooth for one of the country’s most sensational archaeological projects.
02 Apr 21
The changeover that revolutionised the Indian movie theatre, and the projectionists who watched it happen.
19 Feb 21
An oral history of ‘Mundian To Bach Ke.’
05 Feb 21
India has big plans for new nuclear power plants. What does it plan to do with the old ones?
05 Mar 21
How Prohibition came to Andhra Pradesh, and how it’s going.
12 Feb 21
Evolutionary ecologists keep finding new species in the Western Ghats. Here’s how it happens.
29 Jan 21
Exactly thirty years ago, an Indo-Japanese contingent set off on an audacious rafting trip on the Brahmaputra.
22 Jan 21
In 1974, India boycotted the most consequential tennis tie in its history. It was a moral victory, but it took its toll.
26 Feb 21
A brief history of the Tezpur mental hospital through epidemics, wars and partitions.
08 Jan 21
What it’s like to grow up in one of the chess capitals of the world.
15 Jan 21
It’s shopping season, and you’re buying the same thing over and over again.
24 Dec 20
She was shunted out of the history of India’s most prestigious business school. On her birth centenary, a researcher redresses the record.
17 Dec 20
Name, place, animals: the things that keep horse racing alive in India.
11 Dec 20
From an English chemist to YouTube cooks via refugees from Rawalpindi, how custard changed India’s sweet tooth
23 Oct 20
A dog’s life in Gurgaon? It’s not for everyone.
12 Nov 20
An open letter to the Supreme Court changed the way many Indians thought about women’s rights. The rest should be history.
20 Nov 20
One man’s quest to save a Nilgiris forest, and how it changed Indian environmental law.
04 Dec 20
From the jungles to the negotiating table, a short history of India’s longest-running insurgency.
27 Nov 20
A personal history of how the internet came home, became magazine fodder, and changed a life
30 Oct 20
For a few days in 1995, many Indians believed a religious idol had developed a lifelike ability to drink milk.
06 Nov 20
Aristocrats, enigmatic wives, and spymasters in the drama of Sikkim’s merger with India
16 Oct 20