On Vijay Dashami, RSS shakhas organise training sessions for people to practice and learn martial arts.
Shirin Vajifdar, who died on September 29, 2017, exhibited an unusual love for classical dancing from childhood and defied taboos to train in multiple classical dance forms.
While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
Petty, best known for his roots-infused rock music, carved a career as a solo artist as well as with his band The Heartbreakers and as part of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
Our news is shaped by geographical and cultural proximity, the need for novelty, the frame of our existing narratives and how we value different individuals around the globe.
Was it inappropriate drafting or the firestorm of angry responses from Mumbaikars that led the prime minister to do what he has rarely done, delete a tweet?
The BBC film explores Queen Victoria’s later years when, bored with court life and her role as empress of a distant land, she develops a close friendship with an Indian clerk.
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Often referred to as the last of the old masters, Francisco Goya’s artistic vision was a few hundred years ahead of his time.
Up until the 20th century, news ballads would be sung by hawkers to attract illiterate crowds and spoke of crimes, politics and even natural disasters.
When sentences were spoken with an accent, listeners were more inclined to interpret them in a more plausible way, than when they were spoken in standard American English.
As well as giving us the concept of zero, Indian mathematicians made seminal contributions to the study of trigonometry, algebra, arithmetic and negative numbers.
Gaganendranath Tagore’s satirical, anti-colonial Cubist art has not received the recognition it deserves, thanks to government and public apathy.
David Dhawan is still stuck somewhere in the 1990s, and it shows in the crude jokes in the film.
“To speak in front of power is the courage which has been rightly given by the Constitution and you are the protector of it.”
Hefner, once called the “prophet of pop hedonism” by Time magazine, peacefully passed away at his home.
Exposé raises questions about whether the sustained abuse and threats the senior journalist is being subjected to has official sanction.
Journalists and writers like Arun Sadhu derive their strength not only from scholarship but leg work, and moving among common people and not just among top-ranking politicians.
The tragedy with Banaras Hindu University is the decades-long ideological stagnation of the socio-political atmosphere outside it.
This week: Putting a price on privacy, Facebook’s relationship with free will and how to regulate Big Tech.
The statement from the international group mentions three Indian journalists killed in September as well as several cases of threats and violence. New Delhi: Three Indian journalists were murdered in September, including one who was killed while covering a protest that turned violent. In addition, several journalists and media […]
Designing and building the temporary pavilions that house the deity during West Bengal’s biggest annual festival remains the preserve of rural artisans – chiefly farmers and folk artists.
The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at the Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
Urmilesh discusses the police crackdown on protesting students at the Banaras Hindu University with senior journalist and executive editor of MediaVigil Abhishek Srivastava and senior TV anchor Amrita Rai.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
‘In Naxal-controlled villages, if people vote, they are seen as government agents, if they don’t, they are called Maoist sympathisers.’
Already struggling to survive and compete with cheaper machine-made goods, the added burden of GST compliance will decimate self-employed artisans.
This week, the Time Machine looks at the mythology surrounding Durga and traditions of goddess worship.
The informal economy of tamasha stigmatises artistes and at the same time, provides possibilities and power, however limited, to some women.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Throughout history, Bihar has been the epicentre of Buddhist teaching. The Rahul Collection commemorates this heritage.
Recalling the iconoclasm of Varanasi’s ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars and the dreams of its failed kings who sought to make an empire of a republic.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that, through repetitive familiarity, have become almost invisible to the resident.
‘Newton’ isn’t just political; it’s also deeply personal, searing with existential angst seldom seen in Hindi cinema these days.
As Mosul rebuilds, its past is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often embraced many traditions.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.