Sadanand Menon is one of the authors of a new collection of essays published by Aleph, “On Nationalism”.
A section of the national media in India has come under fire for misrepresenting the present situation in Kashmir and for portraying a false narrative.
Editors, publishers decide on resumption of printing after assurances from chief minister, district officials of non-interference
Artists and writers of Indian ancestry are offering new and often provocative points of view on yoga’s origins, its meanings, and its cultural work in a globalising world.
Own up to the ban, Kashmir’s journalists and newspapers owner tell the Mehbooba Mufti government
Despite a rich voice, Mubarak Begum remained underutilised in Hindi films.
Why the clampdown on newspapers in Kashmir is an unacceptable attack on media freedom.
A new book highlights India’s old and glorious recording history.
Indian origin actors are increasingly being picked for colour-blind roles in American films and television serials
With the closing of knitting factories, it’s becoming tougher for people with only this skill to survive.
George A. Grierson took 30 years to finish the ‘Linguistic Survey of India’, a monumental publication that documented 179 languages across diverse borders.
Mili Gazette had published a story saying the AYUSH ministry didn’t recruit Muslim yoga instructors, which the ministry later denied and said was based on forgeries.
The cross-disciplinary curatorial website represents a pocket of humanity in an increasingly amoral, algorithmic internet.
P.S. Jaya painted herself black and roamed Kochi’s streets for 150 days – bringing the public face-to-face with their prejudices and sparking a critical debate on her ‘Artivism.’
The Noctes have a strong sense of identity and are still trying to preserve their culture.
For the performers and artists here, ‘progress’ is coming at the cost of their passion and their livelihood.
The Ghaziabad PF scam pertained to alleged siphoning-off of over Rs 6 crore from the PF accounts of class 3 and 4 employees of the Ghaziabad district court. Six district judges, two of whom later became high court judges, were among 76 accused in the case.
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Sahasrabuddhe released the Gwalior tradition from its shackles even while remaining true to it.
To be in the presence of an artist and teacher like K.G. Subramanyan was to learn the secret of art and life, and the values of liberty, pluralism, connectedness and compassion.
Here is the story of Nadeem from Old Delhi, who takes a one-month break from his job during the month of Ramzan every year. He stays up the entire night to wake up people for the pre-dawn meal.
Deep emotiveness, wonderful voice modulation and a sensitive blending of rhythm and melody made Sahasrabuddhe’s musical style unique and enduring.
When every radeef and iambic pentameter extols the glory that (golf) courses through the veins of divinely-ordained gated communities built on non-existent goths … that is Pakistani art.
A journey to discover the roots of truck ‘art’ and the lives of those who are behind its colourful allure.
Sexual ‘perversion’ and sadism are woven into this nihilistic tale, episodically structured in the form of chapters.
What the combination of Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd and William Howard achieved was establishing a canon that lives on in the unknowingly, yet faithfully replicated frames in photographs taken by professionals and amateurs of classic Bourne images.
What do we know of B.C. Roy, the doctor honoured every year on July 1, National Doctors’ Day?
Kolkata’s own Bourne & Shepherd, which ran for 176 years, shut down this month after years of being plagued by misfortune.
Veena Sahasrabuddhe’s death is a great loss because she was a formidable singer, and also because she was a self-aware guru and a woman.
As Hindu mythology’s influence spans from Hollywood superheroes to Indian cinema, questions of cultural adaptation and appropriation abound
The Hindu right’s worn-out, archaeologically-baseless argument that the Harappan civilisation and Rig Vedic age coincided, may get a new lease of life through the film’s poor depiction of history.
A performative political art event in Berlin is hoping to highlight how European leaders are playing with human lives in a refugee crisis where survival is a daily battle and desperation has been propelling people into dangerous and suicidal situations.
Judges should limit their scrutiny to questions of legal interpretation, procedural infractions and the confines of the constitution, and not wade into the territory of moral or artistic judgement.
Or, how to get away with Salmansplaining
There are several instances in Pakistan of influential public figures fanning religious exremism for political mileage or TRPs
The public nature of installation art enables the viewer to have a more active role in the consumption of the artwork.
A diverse community of people interested in kink was brought together by the advent of the Internet in India. Now, this community is thriving, but remains largely underground because of widespread stigma.
Anurag Kashyap is clearly going through a professional crisis at the moment.
Sabri’s death was the latest in a high-profile series of attacks in Karachi, a megacity of 20 million plagued by political, ethnic and sectarian violence.
The hallmark of the toady in the present Indian context is to eliminate his/her own identity and dissolve into the image of Modi himself. Chamchagiri, or toadying, is a vehicle to quick elevation in the power structure,