A psychological balance of humility and hubris facilitate good improvisation, not just in music but in art, science and business.
The mindless ‘protest’ by Youth Congress members has been widely condemned but a photo being circulated by a BJP leader of slaughtered cows is old and of uncertain origin.
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.
Modern music fans like to surround themselves with images representing their musical tastes – and so did Renaissance Italians.
Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him.
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.
Reports in the ongoing probe show that his son-in-law tried to set up a secret back channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.
Without protection, Iran’s spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
“The hut leaks when it rains, and we have to seek shelter in the corners of the hut all night. We don’t have any money to buy a tarpaulin,” said Keshri Devi, adding, “the two bars of soap are not going to last forever.”
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
The 1964 National Film Award winner Shehar Aur Sapna, like many of Abbas’s films, deals with contemporary realities in its exploration of Bombay and its dwellers.
In the ten years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
For a long time, it has been the same kind of loud, eye-catching architecture that is deemed iconic. Thankfully, that is changing.
The ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence that is inflicted on us from the day we are born leaves a profoundly damaging impact on us.
In a major speech on the challenges facing the Indian media today, President Pranab Mukherjee highlights the importance of journalists asking questions of those in power.
In this period of post-truths, it is untenable to have the progress of medicine and public health, as well as trust in science, be eroded by irresponsible sections of the media – either due to ignorance or conflicts of interest.
With increasing communal polarisation, the festival is an an effort by a variety of people to capture the more inclusive essence of Varanasi.
The eight were killed a year and eight months ago in alleged police firing in the Churachandpur town of Manipur.
Two security sources told Reuters the websites were blocked for being affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood or for being funded by Qatar.
Hardening our society is one way to make us more resilient to hazards – that is, to allow us to bounce back from adversity more quickly.
Activists allege Metro authorities are trying to save time and costs and hacking down trees all over the city
The philosophy of Stoicism teaches that if you truly understand the difference between what is and what is not under your control, you will become psychologically impervious to the ups and downs of life.
The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
A collection of poems written about cities under attack, about loss, hope and resilience.
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.
Moore was the quintessential stylish Englishman, always ready with a quip in his roles and in real life
Anoo Bhuyan from The Wire speaks to the CEO of BBC Global News Jim Egan on why fake news is on the rise and how to counter it.
Since last June, members of the Monpa tribe have been restoring original names of native places from Sela Pass onwards through the Arunachal government’s Department of Karmik and Adyatmik Affairs.
This is the first application of anti-homosexuality laws introduced in Banda Aceh, which has long had a reputation as Indonesia’s most conservative region.
A Delhi-based group of ‘concerned citizens’ calls for a peaceful Ramzan and a non-violent, dialogic solution to the prolonged Kashmir conflict.
The protest aimed to voice their objections to policies advocated by Pence as part of the Trump administration and as governor, as well Trump’s travel ban.
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
Doing away with the study of musical theory and notation will simply entrench elitism in the music world.
The Sahitya Akademi Award winner’s latest murder mystery thrills while engaging with perceptions of queer sexuality in India, questions of class and caste, and the lives of sex workers in Mumbai.
This heart wrenchingly natural depiction of the tribulations of ordinary women comes as a much needed breath of fresh air.
Despite some issues, Chauhan’s characteristic use of Indian English, her fantastic sense of comedy and the research involved in the book makes it worth a read.
Cyber security researchers have said that they found technical evidence that could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack.
Although it seems that single people have finally arrived, they still don’t enjoy the legal benefits that are granted to married people.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.