The Tamil writer will be remembered for his views on communalism, the battle of the sexes and the Emergency, but also his silence on caste.
The film seethes with anger about gender disparity, but it makes its points without sacrificing the film’s plot or resorting to preachy overlong platitudes.
Amulya Baruah, who designed the original Assam Tourism logo, dissects the ‘Awesome Assam’ logo and the advertisement featuring brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra that has a controversial tagline.
According to director Dakxin Chhara, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani told him, “PM ka radio show hai, delete the line.”
Anasuya’s article looked at the impact of making educational qualification a requirement for panchayat elections on rural women.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
Sandhya Ravishankar has been receiving threats and abusive messages ever since she published a four-part exposé on the sand mafia in The Wire.
Data from the information and broadcast ministry shows that only 30 complaints of indecency against reality shows have been acted on since 2006, and only two in the last five years.
In tyrannical times, poetry needs to speak less, tell more.
On World Poetry Day, ask yourself – what will your verse be?
The formal closure of POSCO’s steel plant project in Odisha is seen as a victory for the agrarian economy and the betel leaf farmers of Jagatsinghpur, but those who lost their land face new challenges.
Decades of poorly-implemented protection policies and the growth of power loom imitations has led to the slow downfall of the handloom sector.
This week’s column looks at articles providing insight into the ongoing migrant crisis by focusing on conditions in Jordan, Greece, the US and Canada.
The international musician, about to go on a world tour, says she is all for fusion and collaboration with other artistes but not for its own sake.
Chuck Berry influenced generations of musicians, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, acting as a bridge between the blues and rock and roll
The exhibition is a culmination of a two-year long project in which six artists from India and five from Sri Lanka traveled together to Varanasi in India and Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.
Khat’s international reputation presented a particularly conflicting picture – it was legal in Britain, banned in the US, celebrated in Yemen and vilified in Saudi Arabia.
With the rise of obscurantist forces – both from the majority and the minority – India’s assimilative cultural traditions are at risk.
After Brexit, the UK could become a more attractive place for Muslim women than the rest of the EU.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
Before checking the facts, TV channels jumped all over the alleged ‘fatwa’ against the 16-year-old singer.
Ever since the series came out, Sandhya Ravishankar says she has been harassed by online trolls and on the phone, receiving multiple threats of violence.
India’s problem of mob violence is not restricted to a few rogue citizens. It stems from a culture of violence.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Amid the blame-games that will likely begin in the wake of Rajini’s death, his writing should remind us of what we are most at danger of forgetting.
Not only has Muslim representation fallen dramatically, it is a third of what it should be in proportion to population.
An exhibition of photographs is a glimpse into the lives and looks of Indians who had moved to Britain in the 1950s and after.
As many as eight firemen have lost their lives in last four months while saving other people.
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
The exhibition, which opens in Mumbai on Friday, features photographs from Taraporevala’s archive that were captured decades ago using analogue film cameras.
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
Hearing of a murder in an Indian hill station, Kipling discussed the case with Arthur Conan Doyle. Arguably, the case was passed on to Agatha Christie.
The channel’s new show with Reza Aslan, which premiered with an episode about a cannibalistic sect in UP, has drawn flak for being culturally offensive.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
Basant is a season of happiness and hope, as is the raga Basant, the only raga to use all 12 notes of the scale.
The secrets to Meera’s mass success are the drop of universal truth in her books, her seemingly endless energy, her adventurous spirit as a writer, and her willingness to explore other places.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
Citizens of Bengaluru will have to brace themselves for more protests to save its green cover.