The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime’s priorities and anxieties.
Freud never remained solely in the purview of scholars, nor were his ideas limited to the university setting.
Throughout the centuries, a number of coal miners have documented their lives with paintings. Some of their works are now in museums and bring the stories of the ‘pitmen’ back to life.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The reason why the likes of Karni Sena are running amok is the assurance that their actions have the blessings of the senior leaders of the establishment.
The 100-year-old Patna Museum is being made to part with rare artefacts to grace the posh behemoth, Bihar Museum, in order to display the “glory of Bihar”.
The Washington Post flushed out the story of the museum’s offer of the functional 18-carat toilet in a perfect metaphor for Trump’s presidency.
This rumour was propagated by various right-wing websites and social media personalities.
Day one at the festival offered mixed opinions on how literature comes into the globalisation vs nationalism debate.
A strong female voice of dissent, the literary world is mourning one of science fiction’s greatest novelists.
The nine journalists who filed the petition challenging the media gag in the Sohrabuddin case acted to uphold a principle – and the victory is a vindication of the fundamental values of the profession.
A column reflecting on contemporary society and politics.
Members of the Karni Sena attacked a school bus on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday.
“Casual” is probably a good way to describe the Times of India’s take on sexual violence. Given how prevalent this kind of violence is in India and elsewhere, that attitude is hard to forgive.
From a midnight probe into Padmavati’s palace to op-eds siding with the fringe group, a majority of the coverage has been largely supportive of not just the protestors but also the cause.
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
If it’s a crime to cover events in South Kashmir, then all Kashmiri journalists and photojournalists should be booked, says family of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf charged as a “stone-pelter” by the NIA.
Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as ‘Soweto Blues’, a song which became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement.
The Canadian author made the mistake of questioning the #MeToo campaign and was savaged on social media.
“People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order,” the bench said.
Transformers and Fifty Shades receive most nominations; Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp up for ‘Worst Actor’ trophy.
Amos Tutuola was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe’s colonising civilisation.
Nabina Das’s third poetry collection, ‘Sanskarnama’, is a searing commentary of our times.
Are you always trying to establish the truth when you argue, or might there be other motives at work?
From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace.
If an incurable, contagious epidemic like E. coli were to hit Indian shores, who will decide on the course of action? The government? Cow owners? Or vigilantes?
The quality of news on Facebook has been called into question after alleged Russian operatives, for-profit spammers and others spread false reports on the site, including during the 2016 US election campaign.
According to the latest Indian Readership Survey, newspapers added 110 million new readers since 2014.
Winners this year also include journalist Shantanu Guha Ray, film director Karan Johar and yoga guru Vasudev.
Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV is not only a problem but also a symptom of a much bigger, scarier disease plaguing the media industry.
The bench trashed the submission that screening the movie may cause serious threat to life, property and law and order.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the ban on Padmaavat and the ongoing arguments in the final Aadhaar hearing.
Today, bars dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, and men smoke and gamble in snooker halls.
Sunil Sharma’s Mughal Arcadia: Persian Literature in an Indian Court has implications for how we understand Mughal culture as “Indian”.
Declaring that ‘Tamil Nadu media’ asked Mevani to leave is inaccurate. The aborted interaction was certainly not a consensus decision by mediapersons present there, leave alone the state’s media.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
Urmilesh discusses the implications of the unprecedented press conference by four SC judges with Bhadra Sinha, senior assistant editor at Hindustan Times, and Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.
Sushma Swaraj won peoples’ hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign minister has surprised so many.
We cannot simply rely on the actions of concerned individuals. What’s needed goes beyond reusing plastic water bottles and taking reusable bags to the supermarket.