An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
Judicial ordeals were administrated and adjudged by priests in medieval Europe and they requested God to reveal to the court the defendant’s guilt or innocence through the ordeal.
If we change while our self-image remains the same, then there will be a deep abyss between who we are and who we think we are. And this leads to conflict.
Revolving around the difficulty of art’s inclusivity, the Ruben Östlund-directed film is not just hard-hitting and profound but also funny and topical.
Asked why he had referred to Vijay’s rarely used Christian name in his tweet, BJP leader H. Raja said the Tamil actor was a practicing Christian, which was reflected in his “hate campaign”.
Matsyagandha, published in 1987, is celebrated for Borgohain’s ability to depict untouchability and the vicious grip of kani or opium.
In most English literature courses of whatever period, the writers taught are white, largely English and largely male.
A large part of the journey of over 100 years of Indian cinema boasts of the footprints of B.R. Chopra and Yash Chopra.
The court also emphasised the need for encouraging inter-caste and inter-religious marriages.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has already called in foreign investigators to help look into the car bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, who wrote about widespread breaches of the rule of law and corruption on the island.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The film about a girl trying to break out of a patriarchal family to follow her calling is an easy film to like
In the Indian subcontinent, when one talks about the triumph of truth over falsehood, the story of Lord Rāma’s war in Lanka and that of Imam Husain in Karbala (Iraq) have always been a part of folklore.
Traditional birth attendants play a central role during pregnancies, childbirth in remote areas. But due to the government’s push towards institutional deliveries, younger women have stopped taking up the profession.
Across the world, the film and TV industry – Weinstein’s domain – continues to foist outdated gender roles upon viewers.
The leadership deficit blighting our criminal justice system is too urgent an issue – its redressal should not be postponed and it cannot be left to the investigating agencies.
A new report has revealed that every third Indian household in the UK falls into the wealthiest bracket, earning over £1,000 GBP each week.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
“Indeed, the news is relentlessly gloomy – week after week brings news of journalists abducted, jailed, prosecuted and killed.”
About the festive pulse of a city, and unspoken celebrations of the heart.
If residential patterns and urban areas vary, so too must the story of gentrification.
Privacy is a space for art, for creativity in dignity; a space where every aspect of being – physical, intellectual, emotional and sexual – is liberated.
The special investigation team got a grab of the suspect enhanced to the maximum possible level with help from a US lab.
In conversation with Rima Das about Village Rockstars, a small Assamese film about a girl who wants to own a guitar, and which is making waves across international festivals.
Daphne Caruana Galizia highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines on her blog.
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“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
In A Suitable Girl, India and Indians are difficult to understand, progressive and regressive ideas jostle for space and cultures and generations are in a state of constant collision.
Public awareness on sex attacks in Delhi has surged since the Delhi bus attack and thrown a global spotlight on gender violence.
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The lack of private advertising, however, has made publications in Jammu and Kashmir heavily dependent on the government, the report says.
Behind the glamour and awards lies another story, about the importance of documentation, synthesising information, consistency and follow up.
Periyar and his legacy can always be problematised. But a necessary pre-condition for this is that he must not be decontextualised.
The T.K. Viswanathan committee’s recommendations could prove to be dangerous for free speech if acted upon without resolving its flaws.
Despite being the only community to preserve Rajasthani traditions, the Manganiyars have lived with fear, exploitation and thwarted aspirations.
In a world increasingly defined by new media and a satellite television network no longer monopolised by political parties, mass films are perhaps no longer the only path to mass politics.
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The matter was referred to the larger bench by a three-judge bench headed by the chief justice, which has framed questions for the constitution bench to discuss.
The International Federation of Journalists has stressed on the need to respect the principle of free flow of information.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”