This week: a discussion on liberal acquiescence to sexual harassment in India, Harvey Weinstein’s power and a Twitter take-down of a popular bar.
If everyone in Hollywood – or any other industry – started renouncing peers for sexual misconduct, how many would be left standing?
In ‘The Lovers’, Amitava Kumar seeks to engage us in an intimate relationship with the narrator – but one that we end up questioning.
This week: A novel about being stuck between the living and dead, prisoners’ artwork and Gloria Steinem’s stint as a Playboy Bunny.
This week: Putting a price on privacy, Facebook’s relationship with free will and how to regulate Big Tech.
This week: What psychological studies and micro-dosing on LSD tell us about productivity, creativity and work culture.
Simran may not have the most gripping plot and may stretch at times, but is entertaining throughout, thanks to its star.
This week: Are city-states in the middle of the ocean of our future, the inner lives of nannies and cab-drivers in NYC and ‘A Poem for Gauri’.
Pictures of Lankesh’s body are evocative in entirely different ways for those who believe in the liberal values they shared with her and those who characterise her as anti-national.
What Kim Kardashian, smartphones and hashtags tell us about how the world has changed in the past decade.
There seem to be no surprises left in Westeros and the just-concluded season seems to have played fast and loose with time and plot.
This week: Why women are joining the alt-right, a young woman’s thoughts on joining the RSS and the gendered expectations of nationalism.
Through personal narratives from grandparents and depictions in books and movies, young people in India and Pakistan have constructed their own memories of Partition.
Once a way to socialise, Chandigarh’s well-ingrained culture of men aimlessly cruising through the streets and following women around has now become an everyday form of harassment.
This week: A viral song about potholes that ruffled many political feathers, the lack of Indians in ‘Dunkirk’ and a video that turns men into sex objects.
This week: The value of personal essays, a memoir about growing up as an untouchable and a wide-ranging reflection on losing things and people.
In an interview to The Wire, author Scaachi Koul discusses her new book of personal essays, casual racism, date rape, her parents and more.
In an interview to The Wire, the stand-up comedian discussed her love of comedy, the sorry state of sex education in India and her stance on period leave.
This week: The sexist origins of vegetarian Bengali cuisine, bakers in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war and finding a home in tea.
This week: A rebuttal to fat-shamers, how weight shapes the way we’re treated by others and the frustration of being over-stuffed by doting parents.
This week: The ingredients of a successful protest, why condescension and criticism don’t get along and a personal piece to remind us of what’s at stake.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee talks about her film Dr. Rakhmabai, the issues Indian women face today and why social progress cannot be taken for granted.
This week: Why eating ‘clean’ means eating ‘expensive’, whether food is a nuisance or a pleasure and how foodporn impacts our brains.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
This week: What ten years of Pornhub data tells us about human sexuality, how smartphones are altering us as individuals and the internet’s transient memory.
This week’s column explores what goes into the creation of a city by looking at pieces about Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati and Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.
Instead of casting humans as a hapless race, ‘Wonder Woman’ brings out the conflict about humans – mankind is inherently corrupted but is also capable of love.
This week looks at why we’re so good at resisting facts that don’t fit our worldview and what that says about how we understand the media’s role in society.
In its latest season, ‘House of Cards’ fails to compete with the outrage-inducing politics of the real world, but manages to conclude on an interesting note.
This week’s column looks at how photographs and pictures help us process trauma but also produce it, in addition to a piece on the poor treatment of domestic workers in India.
Minhaj’s animated, immersive storytelling lends his Netflix show a cathartic feeling that keeps you engaged not only through the funny bits, but also the serious anxieties of being brown in the US.
This week’s column looks at why ‘motherhood’ isn’t considered a serious subject to write about, the cultural and legal mess surrounding surrogacy, and the special bonds we share with our friends’ moms.
Justin Bieber’s lacklustre performance in Mumbai has put off not only his detractors but also his fans. Was it worth it?
This week’s column discusses how the clothes we choose to wear can function as a form of cultural and political protest – and if that’s always effective.
Hirsh Sawhney, the author of ‘South Haven’ on the relationship between literary fiction and politics and the connection between trauma and ideology.
A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
This week’s column looks at articles providing insight into the ongoing migrant crisis by focusing on conditions in Jordan, Greece, the US and Canada.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
This week’s column reflects on the politics of the Oscars and the significance we attach to the politicised identities of entertainers and their statements.
This week’s column looks at multiple interpretations of feminism and gender equality.