While the Russian media has a clear pro-Trump bias and the Arab media has shown a strong preference for Clinton, the Chinese media have consistently focused on the weaknesses of both candidates.
At a time when museums are being treated as providers of kid-oriented entertainment, it is important to reclaim them as places of inspiration.
The Centre conceded to a long standing demand of the Mizos and urged Myanmar to protect the tribe’s family tree in the Sagaing region.
The successful sale underlines one of the key points about the South Asian modern art market: works generally do best if they have a strong provenance and are new to the market.
It is easy to criticise the filmmaker, but with barely any support from within the industry and the threat of violence, there was little else he could do
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
Insisting that the current manifestation of liberalism in the contemporary West is the timeless, universal, absolute guide to moral life is as fraught and historically blinkered as the appeal to ‘our values’.
The Nobel committee has reminded us of something important – the idea of a literary canon is seldom static.
A North Dakota judge today refused to authorise riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.
This week’s column deals with our relationships with stories. What do we expect from the fiction we read and who owns a story, the writer or the reader?
On their first full-length album, the Swet Shop Boys protest racist culture and post-9/11 paranoia.
When celebrating the life of gifted classical singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, the sacrifices of some of those behind her success – like her mother Shanmugavadivu – often go unrecognised.
The Nobel organisation’s downplaying of Tagore’s significance as a musician is part of the same thinking that has long delayed Dylan’s receiving the prize.
Fo’s theatre dealt with none of the ‘weighty’ questions of the human condition, just the laying bare of the insides of the system of exploitation and oppression, with laugh-till-you-cry satire.
Bob Dylan may have won the literature Nobel, but let’s not forget the great Bengali poet and performer who inspired countless others.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
The Cinema Owners Association says its decision not to screen the film in four states is in keeping with the public’s sentiments.
Not only did Dylan address everything from politics and war to social justice and love, he also made songs longer and longer, inspiring many others.
Beyond the personalities and the calculations at work in the NDTV-Chidambaram censorship affair, what we should indeed be mourning is the sudden death of liberalism.
The world needs a whole generation of young people, who refuse the diktats of family, private property and nation, to create the new road Dylan sings for with hoarse urgency.
A lot of Dylan’s music is about social change and unrest, capturing a spirit of rebellion, dissent and independence.
Although a ban has been imposed on Pakistani actors in Bollywood and on Indian channels in Pakistan, it is not all bad news.
The story is the same, but the cast different and the experience brought up to contemporary standards-but will today’s audiences take to it?
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
Cyril Almeida reported on a suspected rift between civilian and military leaderships in Pakistan.
Being mortal ensures that we will all experience the loss of a loved one sooner or later, yet we consider the emotional aftermath of losing someone as somehow incommunicable. The pieces in this week’s column don’t just discuss death and loss but bring to light the universality of grief.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor. Did Devgn take a stand for him? For his fellow actor? Against Muslim hating bigots who banned him from appearing in a Ram Leela? No? Then please just sit down.
The seven-foot plus bronze sculpture of Gandhi, which has a bullet hole and the words ‘Hey Ram’ engraved on its back, is on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bengaluru.
From the times of the Mughals, Muslims high and low have been an integral part of Ram Leelas all around the country
New Delhi: “How do you spot the ‘political’ dancing body? Does it strike a pose? Is it likely to jump? Does it favour stillness? What are its views on endurance?” Gati Dance Forum’s IGNITE! 2016, a festival of contemporary dance (from October 9-16 in Delhi and on October […]
Gati’s Ignite! Festival of Contemporary Dance 2016 (October 9-16), finds the perfect home in the Odd Bird Theatre, a unique space created out of a forgotten corner of an urban village in Delhi. New Delhi: Surrounded by the semi-urban chaos of Chhatarpur village in Delhi, sits a rice […]
The Indian architect Bijoy Jain-designed bamboo structure will be the site for cultural events, including performances by Indian dance troupes, a street magic show and even a discussion about jugaad over the next few months.
Children are trained to take the subway, run errands and to even make the journey to their school by themselves due to a widespread trust in its society.
Trauma, sleepless nights and the memories of war continue to haunt Aleed, Nauiroz and their children as they struggle to make a life in Lisbon.
Why won’t the two candidates vying for the most influential policymaking post on the planet not engage in a debate on the science that impacts America on a daily basis?
“Our Army cannot be doubted or questioned or used for political gains,” channel staffers are told in an internal email.
People in the Valley are using graffiti to show their dissent, and as an arena where disagreements with the state play out.
The editor of the banned ‘Kashmir Reader’ says he was not even served advance notice about the closure.
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This week’s column looks at the different ways we talk about women and why we focus on the the particular things that we do.