Subodh Kerkar is using art to spread awareness on the menace of litter in Goa.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The perverse obsession among Bengalis for old customs merely confirms the anxiety of their decadence.
The three year-long CBI investigation into Jatin Mehta’s Winsome Diamonds has finally come to an end. While there are a number of questions still remaining, will the guilty be punished?
A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
The Sangh’s concerted campaign of anti-Muslim prejudice aims to completely marginalise the community in the public sphere.
In the forty-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how we are heading towards a demographic disaster and how many people are still reeling from the effects of demonetisation.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?
In conversation with The Wire, Dhirendra Jha talks about his book Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva.
Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
The ‘Baahubali’ films highlight that even violence can be lyrical, that inventive imagination can bend and break barriers.
The moving story behind why a refugee family from Afghanistan has been forced to sleep on the roads of Delhi.
A conversation with the Assam chief minister, who completes one year in office
Putin has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. But the 64-year-old popular politician is widely expected to do so.
The officials were fired for suspected links to “terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security”, according to the official gazette.
Rodney King, then 25, had been battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991 that sparked the Los Angeles riots.
The aircraft, a turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 am (1038 GMT) from Playa Baracoa and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain.
One poll showed the Conservative lead over the Labour had fallen to 13 points, compared to the 23 points that the same polling firm found last week.
China is not a member of ASEAN but is extremely sensitive about the content of its statements considering it a barometer of the bloc’s dissent over its artificial islands.
The rally occurred on the same day as a march for climate and it also coincided with the annual black-tie White House press dinner in Washington.
Popular recollections of better, gentler time are not unique to the post-socialist experience, but here they suggest the Soviet everyday is just as redeemable as Soviet heroism.
Granting autonomy to colleges will ensure that the public good that is higher education, will become a private business.
Will Hindutva erase the eclectic, liberal and uninhibited legacy of Hinduism?
Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the US alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region,
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
In what ways do our sexual pleasures and fantasies inform the way we see the world?
By meeting our necessities and allowing for experiences, money can increase our sense of satisfaction with life. A manageable debt need not decrease it.
Ask when, not if, police in the UK ‘shoot to kill’ under revised policy.
Kenyan voters are aware of their central role in the electoral process, yet they tend to limit their leadership choices. Are they ready to break away from tradition in the 2017 elections?
With each new domestic crisis, the civilian government’s political space keeps shrinking.
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
Elected representative and representative parliaments are indispensable elements of good, democratic governance, but at the UN, they have barely any role.
Even though parkour takes its toll on their bodies, these youths see it as an escape from the atmosphere of war and freedom from their pain and sorrow.
To mark the 100th day of President Trump’s administration, people around the world are marching to fight one of the world’s most pressing problems – climate change.
Even as they express scepticism that Trump can achieve all of his campaign promises, his supporters are sticking with him for now.
The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
As part of project Hindutva, Shome Basu documents how badly cows are treated and monetised despite being considered the holiest among all animals.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik says the current government is pushing a whole generation of Kashmiris towards armed struggle.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
Malaysian PM Razak Najib warned that South East Asian countries needed to ensure more inclusive growth or risk fuelling extremism amongst the marginalised.
New parenthood got fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends in the diaper and they headed to the zoo and lab to come up with a physics story of defecation.
The stopgap bill, which will keep the government funded till September, was passed by the House and prevented a shutdown on Trump’s 100th day in office.
The success of the human milk bank started in Udaipur three years ago has now led the Rajasthan government to emulate such centres across the state.
Hardliners attacked pragmatist Rouhani’s economic record and said that the Islamic Republic would be harmed if he was re-elected.
The chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader has finally stopped blaming EVMs for his party’s loss in the polls and begun looking inwards.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack against politicians who failed to endorse him against far-right rival Le Pen.
The halt is among the most substantial changes to US surveillance policy in years and comes as digital privacy remains a contentious issue across the globe.
The missile test came just hours after US secretary of state warned the United Nations Security Council that failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to “catastrophic consequences.”
European Union leaders in an unprecedented show of unity will meet at a summit in Brussels where they will adopt tough guidelines for two years of Brexit talks.
A record of the US president’s Twitter activity.