The well known characters – Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah – are painted in broad brushstrokes and seem to have walked in from history textbooks.
With the current attitude towards women in workplaces, we have to equip ourselves with stronger weapons to fight implicit biases and explicit social norms.
Shome Basu recollects the time he spent with photographer S. Paul, who passed away at the age of 88 at Max Hospital in Patparganj on Wednesday.
Colleges barred from admitting students due to poor infrastructure used middlemen to gain access to top functionaries in the health ministry for getting “favourable orders”
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
The combination of declining birth rates, increased longevity and growing proportions of the elderly is raising serious economic questions around the world.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
Vinod Dua and Hamid Ansari discuss the history, relevance and importance of Urdu in India at the launch event of The Wire Urdu.
Let us kindle within young Indians a strong desire to work for a better present, as against the ‘proud Indian’ who merely dreams of resurrecting some ‘golden age’ from the past.
The impact of Partition has remained an untouched territory in the cultural landscape of Britain, which Memories of Partition is addressing by capturing the collective memory of people affected by it.
From Gunga Jumna to Phir Subah Hogi, messages in the songs from these films resonate even today.
The breakneck speed at which Delhi is growing was triggered by the arrival of refugees from Punjab, Sindh and the North-West Frontier Province.
Essays on how Chughtai was perceived show how impossible it was to ignore her, and how her work had the power to capture the reality she witnessed.
At the Red Fort, on August 15, 1947, the past and the present had coalesced to mark a newly independent nation’s step towards the future.
An excerpt from Somendranath Bandyopadhyay’s My Days with Ramkinkar Baij where the sculptor and painter shares with the author his experience of sculpting the Yaksha-Yakshi statues that stand outside the central bank in New Delhi.
The older cuisines like Mughlai faded away and in their place came the robust makhni gravy and tandoori dishes
Scientists cannot take a moral ground about blind beliefs and superstition until they also focus their criticism on their own practices.
Despite dire predictions in the age of online retail, bookstores aren’t going away anytime soon as they remain curators of taste and community hubs.
Ex-Google employee James Damore’s anti-diversity memo raises a highly polarising question: Does gender diversity in the workplace improve the firm’s performance?
Jessore Road, which connects India and Bangladesh, once witnessed carnage, smuggling, migration and trade.
Religious Freedom Bill Cleared by Jharkhand Assembly; Tribal Leaders Call It ‘an Attempt to Break Our Unity’
The politically motivated Bill threatens to rip apart the tribal society in the state which had managed to forge unity among the Sarnas and the Christian groups.
Although fiction writers visited the theme of Partition repeatedly, Hindi poets curiously remained more or less indifferent to it.
Because of leaders and texts being dispersed across the country, much of the original Lingayat teaching was lost for centuries, giving rise to various confusions.
Shakeel Badayuni wrote some memorable romantic poetry but remained aloof from the big ideas of his time.
Amit Khanna, the executive producer of Buniyaad, which triggered memories of Partition in both India and Pakistan, recalls how the 1987 drama was created.
Any celebration of Ahmedabad’s heritage as an icon of peace and unity (of Hindu, Muslim and Jain traditions) must be understood in light of the city’s profound anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim violence.
The former internees settled in Canada and the US will hold a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa on August 24.
The media school’s faculty members have protested saying that the rules would affect their academic freedom. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Conduct Rules for its faculty members, who termed it as a bid to “gag them” and an […]
In a flawed critique against the March for Science in India, the philosopher erects and razes strawmen, presuming he has made his case.
How did migration impact the professional networks in which scientists functioned? Did they continue academic discussions with their former colleagues on the other side of the border?
Sindhis, who had become homeless and penniless overnight, built schools, colleges and became doctors, helping not only themselves but countless others.
Singers both in India and Pakistan have found creative ways out of imposed silences on certain kinds of music to keep their art and repertoires alive.
Shanta, a sharp and witty critic, spotted the core concerns in the art and performance scene, and wrote about the issues of preserving and propagating dance and music forms.
They look at us with eyes that say ‘I know you are an African, you are poor, you were once slaves and now you have come here for salvation from poverty’.
The menu for the eve of Independence also acknowledged the momentous occasion, but, in keeping with the culinary fashion of the day, was French.
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.
According to a CBI investigation, medical colleges debarred by the Supreme Court paid health ministry officials large sums to try and get the order lifted.
In 1984, a Left Front minister in Bengal wanted Baij’s statue of Tagore in Hungary removed because it didn’t ‘look like him’. Today, his statue of Gandhi in Assam is facing the same criticism.
Glen Campbell won four Grammy Awards for ‘Gentle on My Mind’ and ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, and released over 70 albums over his 50-year career.
Many of us often feel like we’re taking history on faith – but a shaky belief in the past can prove immensely perilous when planning for the future.