Personal handwritten letters have long made the case that writing allows people to grow closer in ways conversation might not.
Nemr Abou Nassar fears making a joke about ISIS in the US as people wince, while in the middle east if he doesn’t joke when people die, he can never joke.
The tradition in Bengal was to not bring out weapons to intimidate others, for none will believe that Bhagawan Ramachandra ever did so.
With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
National Skill Development Corporation is joining hands with a Delhi-based think tank on culture to work out possible business models to bring traditional cultural skills into the job market.
Indian movies are embracing the fact that real relationships can be messy because individuals are.
Plays written during the freedom movement highlight how the theatre community evolved creative stratagems to overcome political intolerance – something we could learn from today.
Expectations over ‘Defenders’ are high; they were much higher before the newest and last ‘defender’ of the quartet, the critically panned ‘Iron Fist’, arrived, derailing many things.
Dolezal’s problem is this: to choose one’s racial identity irrespective of inheritance is tantamount to an admission that race does not exist.
Without Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl has nothing to be fearless to. Or about.
The film certification guidelines are abstract, vague and imprecise, leading to rampant erratic and subjective interpretations of scenes/language in a film amounting to unfair curtailment of the filmmakers’ freedom of expression.
Inspired by the personal experiences of filmmaker Rishi S. Bhilawadikar, ‘For Here or to Go?’ is a timely film exploring the struggles of H-1B visa holders in the US.
The album marked a major shift from the kind of music The Beatles had made until then.
How victims of four incidents of violence from four different decades ended up on the wrong side of the law.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
Listen to Bihu songs – traditional and modern – that celebrate the non-vegetarian food habits of the Assamese.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
If Begum Jaan, or for that matter any movie on Partition made outside of Pakistan, can make the nation so vulnerable that it cannot even view the film before banning it, the country is certainly enveloped in insecurity and paranoia.
In the world’s most overserved news market, Republic TV has many hurdles to cross once it goes live.
Saffiya Khan’s improbably calm stance – smiling, hands in pockets – in the face of a right extremist’s violent anger prompted Twitter users to dig up pictures of other women and girls rendering male anger impotent with their unfazed attitudes.
The Storm Lake Times won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its coverage taking on Iowa’s powerful agricultural interests, including the Koch Brothers.
“I could never tell her that the abstraction in her music was the most captivating element for me.”
Steve Winter is a conservation photographer noted for his work with National Geographic and the use of camera traps to snap pictures in the wild.
The collected writings of archivist P.K. Nair reveal his passion for cinematic history.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
Trying to decode this beguiling hit song, which was released more than 40 years ago.
The Dalai Lama’s exile was but the beginning of a huge movement of Tibetan refugees into India and today’s Arunachal Pradesh was at the heart of that story.
The show commemorates and the art and culture of two ancient dynasties
Demonetisation wreaked havoc upon the best quarter for advertisers but ad firms and media houses insist that the blip was a temporary one.
Pepsi was heavily criticised for coopting resistance movements for profit and using Kendall Jenner to evoke Black Lives Matter in its new ad.
A glimpse into the lives of the maaldhari – the nomadic pastoralists of Kachchh who own herds of camels, goats, sheep, buffaloes and cows.
With spectacular sets and song and dance, the play presents different episodes from Gandhi’s life.
Women in this Tamil Nadu village would be baffled by Census 2011 figures which claim that the number of women who work in rural areas are fewer than men.
The Dalai Lama’s visit to the Tawang monastery is significant given that the abbot he appointed stepped down last May after finding himself at the centre of an anti-dam protest in which two people were killed in police firing.
Amonkar’s performances were never bereft of brilliant passages. Because, as they say in cricket, form is temporary but class is permanent.
The Koshur now spoken is a hodgepodge of words from Urdu and Hindi, and to some extent corrupted English, and is thus not Kashmiri at all.
The massive fortune of India’s richest royal family just dissipated because of indifference and ineptitude.
“My music is divine. Trying to understand it is like reaching for the sky with your feet tied to the earth. Come sit with me every day for a year, and then we’ll think of the interview”, Kishori Amonkar told me.
She was one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana