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.
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.
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.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.
In Venezuela, the media has been under immense pressure for years, first under Hugo Chávez and now from the President Maduro administration.
A show in New York brought together Indian-style dancers from across the world, to share their stories and their talents.
As vegetarianism makes makes steady inroads into the community, Kashmiri Pandits find their own culinary tradition coming under strain
Tracing the story about how a twelfth century Persian poem promoting hedonism and denouncing religion became the inspiration of English scholars and soldiers for hundreds of years.
This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News, who died yesterday at age 77.
Coincidences and product placements galore make ‘Half Girlfriend’ a dull watch.
An event named “Tear Down This Wall” has been organised by Germany’s Dresden Symphonic Orchestra to protest against Donald Trump’s wall.
The fundamental threat to communication arises from treating it as a tactical tool for achieving pre-specified ends for those who pay for it – and that’s what needs to be fought.
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Images from Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, where workers with skills inherited over generations make wooden dhows using sal and babul timber.
This week’s column looks at why ‘motherhood’ isn’t considered a serious subject to write about, the cultural and legal mess surrounding surrogacy, and the special bonds we share with our friends’ moms.
Perched on the mountains of Karakoram, this indigenous community is trying to balance modernity with heritage.
When he’s not farming, Tsering Angchuk travels across villages in Ladhak with his portable loom, weaving his highly-reputed version of a woollen fabric called ‘snamboo’ as he goes.
Man Ray is also known for his cameraless photographs, which he called ‘Rayographs’.
The UK’s National Health Service data is being held to ransom by criminals. This is the mother of all wake-up calls.
An in-depth reading of Telugu history reveals the reasons behind the disappearance of Telugu literature from readers’ bookshelves and minds.
The discipline of humanities is facing threats from state-controlled powers across the world. But a bigger danger may be the refusal of academics to allow dissidence within the discipline.
Director Neelam Man Singh spoke to The Wire about her attempt to translate Sadat Hasan Manto into a performance of free flowing embodied texts in her play ‘Dark Borders’.