The AG was approached by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to seek the opinion after the Home Ministry denied security clearance to the network
Two recent papers throw some light on how the revolutionary development of smaller and more fine-boned humans influenced the growth of cooperative culture, the birth of agriculture and human dominance of the planet
Seen any women speaking at a public event lately? And was that enough?
1. AAP leads counter attack in ‘degree wars’ The Aam Aadmi party has taken the fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party in what are now turning out to be ‘degree wars’ between the political rivals. The AAP has alleged that a minister in BJP’s Goa coalition, Ramkrishna Dhavalikar […]
Correa was the master of the meaningful paradox who thought of the big space, without losing sight of the small detail
Charles Correa leaves us with a vast body of work – buildings and texts – and these are a great repository of struggles and journeys
Agitprop blooms as political cronyism confronts a storied centre of cultural creativity
“Yoga offers a simple, accessible and inclusive means to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being. It promotes respect for one’s fellow human beings and for the planet we share,” he said.
Discarding disability from the mind Proving that diplomacy is a profession where intellectual vision counts for more than conventional sight, India has for the first time appointed someone who is 100% blind to the elite Indian Foreign Service. The newly-minted diplomat, 25-year-old N.L. Beno Zephine from Chennai, is a postgraduate in […]
Lee was a product of the ‘old school’, a generation given to resilience and forthrightness, possessing a commitment toward once-commonplace ideas like waiting one’s turn
Select comments from our readers on stories in The Wire last week. Smart cities and Modi I’m glad that The Wire is not owned by a business group or funded by advertisements. That would allow you to be neutral and objective. However, one finds that you are totally anti-Modi, […]
Chandigarh’s Rock Garden is a silent statement, delivered in aesthetic richness. While the world spends millions of dollars brainstorming over how to treat waste, Nek Chand just went ahead and did it.
According to AFP, an air strike on Friday by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on the historic quarter of Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, killed five people and destroyed three houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site. This is what Unesco says about Sana’a: Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of […]
The City of Love has done away with the locks that lovers chained to an iconic bridge, an invented tradition that many Parisians saw as an eyesore – and as a perversion of the freedom and abandon that l’amour is all about
President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has started the ‘Chevron’s Dirty Hands’ international campaign to draw attention to an environmental disaster that the giant oil company refuses to pay for
Bijoya Ray was more than just a partner at home to the great film director. She also provided great support to his work.
FTII students protest ‘BJP’ chairman Students at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune have launched an indefinite boycott of classes, using graffiti and protests to express their disapproval of the ‘political’ appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s president and chairman of […]
Some of the hostile reaction to ‘Poetry of the Taliban’ makes it clear that any attempt to humanize the militant is likely to be condemned as a way of “sympathising” with his cause.
For the girls of the Muslim enclave of Mumbra outside Mumbai, a library and reading room becomes a safe universe for reading and dreaming
Govt ready to negotiate on the land acquisition bill Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the government is willing to relax its stand on the land acquisition Bill and is open to amending certain clauses after facing stiff opposition both inside and outside the Parliament. Gowda […]
Article 15(2) can become a crucial remedy to combat private discrimination across a range of arms-length economic transactions including, potentially, housing covenants and employment contracts
India tops a poll for increased concern about global issues
Ashish Gupta and Nikhil Shrivastav’s article, “Why Using Patriarchal Messaging to Promote Toilets is a Bad Idea”, is insightful but has misread the intent of the communication messages used to promote toilet use in rural Rajasthan. They believe that the sanitation messages tied to the practice of wearing […]
With Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh brings a historical saga to a purposeful close
Following the Bombay High Court’s order to put an end to the city’s Victorias, carriage owners in other cities too are worried.
BJP member and television actor Gajendra Chauhan, who hasn’t been affiliated with the FTII, has been appointed the president of the prestigious institution
On June 9, the UNESCO added 20 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, bringing the total number of such sites worldwide to 651. According to the body, “Biosphere reserves are places for learning about sustainable development aiming to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with the […]
Statements like “Despite being a woman” humiliate half the citizenry of this country
CBDT closing in on ex-UPA Minister The Central board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) is probing details of people whose name has been linked to Swiss accounts in the details revealed by the French government. Among the hundreds of names, special attention is being paid to the account of […]
Narendra Modi’s remark “Despite being a woman” about Sheikh Hasina scored big on Twitter, but is he the only one being sexist?
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
As the rains hit the west coast, from Kerala to Mumbai, a look at some iconic Hindi film songs over the years
‘Has there ever been a more dignified and lauded end to a national newspaper editing career?’ asks Dominic Ponsford at the beginning of his fascinating interview with Alan Rusbridger, the highly respected and much loved Guardian editor who stepped down on May 29 after 20 years at the helm of […]
The struggles for women’s empowerment and improving sanitation are both harmed by using patriarchal messages to encourage construction of toilets.
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin are to unveil previously unheard tracks recorded with Indian musicians during a visit to Mumbai more than four decades ago
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
Zoya Akhtar has made three feature films and one short so far, and yet you will be hard pressed to find a clear-cut narrative in her filmography
1. The gallows of Wall Street Delhi boy Sarvshreshth Gupta’s parents sent him to the University of Pennsylvania as one of the 100,000 plus Indian students in US campuses chasing the ‘American Dream’. He did well for himself, earning the post of an analyst at Goldman Sachs in 2014, […]
If a community qualifies as a Scheduled Tribe, it ought to be recognised by the Tribal Affairs ministry in the normal course; not as a point to settle with a group of gun-wielding youth
The first time Amitav Ghosh and Shivshankar Menon shared a platform was when they wrote pieces for the launch of The Wire. On Wednesday, they came together to discuss Ghosh’s Flood of Fire before a packed audience in Delhi.