The Rohingya tragedy has been unfolding for decades, going back to 1948, when Myanmar gained independence.
Shome Basu documents the response of police on December 20, 2012, when protesters took to the streets to question the administration about the abysmal state of law and order in the country’s capital.
Amit Kumar’s directorial debut Monsoon Shootout gets bogged down by words where just visuals are enough.
Backstory: The Defining Image of the Gujarat Election Was Actually a Non-Image – The Missing Muslim Subject
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Dehumanisation does not cause us to commit ‘moral violence’, where people actively desire to harm victims who they think deserve it.
Musicians in Gujarat are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
Had Muktibodh been alive to watch all this celebration, he would have asked the same question he posed in his lifetime: “Partner, what is your politics?”
Earlier, the Supreme Court had said that the law does not sanction the concept of a woman’s religion getting merged with her husband’s faith after an inter-religion marriage.
Local mothers, teachers, health workers, grandparents and olive farmers are leading a peaceful resistance to protect their land and their community from a planned gas mega-pipeline.
Successful franchises make smaller, gradual updates – rather than sweeping changes – in each successive film, and it fits well with what we know about audience behaviour.
Poets, academics and others gathered to protest the rising tide of hatred and violence across the country.
Nautilus, the luxe online and print magazine covering science and ideas, has struggled to pay its writers. Now those writers are striking back.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
The only way we can confront him is by rebuilding our democracy into one which protects the likes of Afrazul and Akhlaq.
A short walk from the Tablighi Jama’at’s headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin basti is Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s tomb.
Why is it that everything is upside down, and all that happens in the name of religion is divisive, oppressive and morally repugnant?
The problem is this: India is in the fight of its life with itself. Indian society is on a knife-edge – literally – and national attention is highly distractible.
Story-telling manages to achieve coordination in social behaviour as well as promote cooperation, thereby performing an important adaptive role in human societies.
The period of VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed the very fundamentals of journalism by becoming an active participant in furthering intolerance.
The focus on conflict between state and non-state actors in Kashmir hides the social divisions within Kashmir.
Amrita’s works, on display at the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum in Ahmedabad, adumbrate her strong personality, sexuality and sensibility as a young artist.
From 2005-2012, just 28% of Hollywood movies had a female first lead character while only 19% had a non-white first lead character.
This day, 71 years ago, the Constituent Assembly held its first session. The very process by which the constitution was made holds inspiring lessons in the power of hope, active individual leadership, diversity and dissent.
The 74-year-old singer died on December 6, 2017.
Three generations ago, the people of a Dalit hamlet called English, in Bihar’s Banka district, gave up burning bodies and took up weaving baskets.
The well-planned destruction of the Babri Masjid 25 years ago was a dress rehearsal for further acts of vandalism that are in store. No wonder the assault on witnesses like photographers and smashing of their cameras felt like a ‘blinding of the nation’.
The deliberate averting of the gaze from genuine newsworthy issues is equally a sign of how journalists are out to divert the national conversation.
The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
History is full of examples of the relationship between reverie and creativity.
The Supreme Court asked the Valsad Parsi Trust to apprise it by December 14 whether it could allow the complainant to attend the last rites of her parents.
What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion?
During a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism, Khan called the massacre one of the most horrific events in Indian history.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
To examine the diverse engagements of Muslim groups with postcolonial political realities, one has to give up the Babri Masjid-centric grand narrative of Islam in India.
Research found that women’s NGOs had made vital contributions to the success of development projects, but they were easily marginalised and trivialised once those projects got off the ground.
At an event organised by The Wire, journalists who reported on the Babri Masjid demolition 25 years ago talked about their experiences, from having their equipment broken to being sexually assaulted.
In the Nilgiri mountains of southern India, only women of the Kota tribe have been engaged in the craft of pottery.
Any suggestion of providing basic rights to the Ahmadiyyas is enough to trigger massive protests and even riots among Muslim extremists.
As the news from Ayodhya throws a newsroom into turmoil, an editor uses his pen like a chisel. We reproduce here the much-acclaimed story Blue Pencil by N.S Madhavan, translated from Malayalam by the author himself.
Karsevaks involved in the Babri Masjid demolition of December 6, 1992, recall the events of the day 25 years later.