The 2017 index also singled out India as one of the “worst offenders” in the Asia-Pacific region.
If separatism is anathema for a majority of Sikhs in Punjab today, the situation is very different in Canada, where politicians are caught in the throes of a resurgent movement for a separate Sikh state.
It was Canada’s worst mass murder, yet it is barely remembered in the country.
The court order a “major success” for those who believe in “good, bold journalism”, the magazine has said.
Never before has the establishment been so publicly audacious in preaching one thing and practicing another. Even as all the big scammers run amok, the BJP has been increasingly vigilant in monitoring dissenters.
From Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, there is little doubt that the filmmakers of the time literally took the world by storm.
Though constitutional guarantees and planned policies say otherwise, Urdu-speaking people in India have had a hard time trying to conserve their language and culture.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud also extended similar relief to the director of the Malayalam movie ‘Oru Addar Love’.
Once the station’s reconstruction is complete, “construction of Ram temple will be started” says Vinay Katiyar, BJP MP and prime accused in the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
‘The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told’ sheds light on the intellectual movements within a culture and the speakers of a language, who were imaginative, rebellious and progressive, not enslaved to an identity.
Anushka Singh’s Sedition in Liberal Democracies delves into the impact of being slapped with a sedition case, whether real or politically-motivated, and the stigma – the taint of being anti-national – that it carries with it.
An excerpt from Ajoy Bose’s Across the Universe: The Beatles in India that traces the path The Beatles took to India and their stay at the Himalayan ashram in 1968.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
“Such customs are needed to keep women within a certain boundary.”
The petition also says that the original song has been part of local culture in Kerala since the 1970s and questions why sentiments have been ‘suddenly offended’.
‘The violent crackdown on the legitimate work of the Bhim Army bodes ill for our democracy,’ reads the statement in support of the Dalit leader.
Urmilesh discusses the PNB fraud case and how the media covered it with Praveen Jha, professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biraj Swain, consulting editor at Newslaundry.
In Karnataka, Lingayats want to be recognised as a separate religion even as Veerashaivas claim that Lingayats belong to their faith and hence, to Hinduism. Gauri Lankesh breaks down this debate in her final op-ed for The Wire.
The plight of women in the country has its roots in Hindu traditions, and a Reformation may be needed to fix it.
Through a magic show in Allahabad, Nishanth R. and Sreedeep capture the radical transformation of an old form of entertainment.
Around 42 languages are spoken by less than 10,000 people and are considered endangered.
Land redistribution measures in the state need to move beyond merely parceling out land.
The film characterises blackness as a stunning quality, like how a wilderness enthusiast might feel when she stumbles upon a black panther, a creature so dream-like it could almost be mythical
Apart from censorship being an issue in the region, fake news is also being used to eliminate opponents or to manipulate public opinion.
Sufi syncretic culture today in South Asia is overstated. While tolerance may have been an inherent trait, the Sufi institution has evolved in a manner that it may not be able to deliver on this count.
‘The Alkazi Collection of Photography: The Uprising of 1857’, edited by London-based historian Rosie Llewellyn Jones, examines the infamous revolt, which was among the first fully photographed wars in the history of India.
Nature programming on TV feeds a utopian delusion that pristine nature still exists in abundance – and contributes to our apathy.
In a landmark court decision in New York, graffiti has been ruled to be proper art worthy of recognition and protection.
Many young political activists also used the space to discuss issues of atrocities and discrimination faced by Dalits and the need to launch a national movement.
A landmark year for music, 1968 gave the world spectacular albums like The Beatles’ White Album and Simon and Garfunkel’s soundtrack for The Graduate that will remain forever young.
The investigative agency has claimed that detained Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yusuf is not a ‘real journalist’ because he did not cover development projects.
The public broadcaster which runs DD and AIR baulked at the high salaries the I&B ministry proposed, which was way out of line with current levels.
While granting bail to the three accused in the case, the high court had observed that “the fault of the deceased was only that he belonged to another religion”.
The imposition of compulsory attendance is just one more in the slew of measures which have been taken since 2016 to enforce conformity and regimentation in an institution known for its aversion to both.
The public has largely missed the most sinister thing that Bhagwat’s comments alluded to – the increasing militarisation of society where conformists drive dissenters into the shadows.
The students demanded the administration revoke the compulsory 75% attendance required in an academic year for availing of scholarships and fellowships, and convene a meeting of the Academic Council which was postponed indefinitely.
On the 149th death anniversary of the renowned Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib, a look at how the poet breathed new meaning into the old.
Dalit and Muslim organisations gathered this week in Meerut to demand the release of the Bhim Army leader, who has been languishing in jail after the Adityanath government slapped charges against him under the National Security Act.
Fake news about the UAE crown prince chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ was used by TV channels to hard-sell Modi’s image to his domestic constituency. But such misreporting is likely to rebound on India.
On mastering the spiritual and political strength required as a Hindu to resist the ugliness that goes on in the name of ‘Hindu honour’ in contemporary India.