The protesting filmmakers are also supporting the striking FTII students and say government is not addressing their concerns seriously
A crowd-funding effort to produce a book of remarkable photographs of India taken in the 1920s and 1930s
“A government that does not tolerate difference, that does not safeguard the lives and interests of its marginalised and vulnerable citizens, loses its legitimacy in a democratic polity. We are facing this situation now, already.”
Republished with permission from The Intercept. The BBC loves to boast about how “objective” and “neutral” it is. But a recent article, which it was forced to change, illustrates the lengths to which the British state-funded media outlet will go to protect one of the U.K. government’s closest allies, […]
Breaking its silence, the Akademi took to pacifying the authors who accused it of not speaking out against the killings of writers and rationalists, besides on incidents like the Dadri lynching and ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.
Journalists are joining unions for many reason, especially for editorial freedoms and not every media house is happy about it
There is no evidence to show that media houses are more sensitive to socio-economic problems than politicians. Politicians at least have to face their voters in the next election. The media have no such demands on their accountability.
The depiction of women in ‘The Intern’ is retrograde and stuck in a time-warp.
Auctions of Indian art have become a year-round affair, but the outcomes depend on good works and enough high-spending buyers
The police accuse Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag of links to the banned Maoists but rights groups say they have been targeted for their reporting.
Returning awards is not about polarising, it is about fighting for the idea of tolerance
Robert Hooke’s insatiable love for physics, chemistry and the natural world kicked off a revolution in microscopy and the discovery of the very small.
A new play about Rosalind Franklin – the scientist whose crystallography work helped James Watson and Francis Crick discover DNA, but who never received the recognition she deserved – has taken London by storm.
Many attempts have been made to modernise the Mahalaya, but Bengalis still retain their love for the first one recorded for Akashvani in 1932
Touched by Gandhi’s genius, Toofan Rafai journeyed from poverty to worldwide acclaim as a painter and master of vegetable dyes. To mark a year of his passing, we bring you a rare, unpublished interview of the guru marked by his infectious cheer.
President Pranab Mukherjee has rightly reminded us about the plurality and diversity that are embedded in India’s soul. His words echo what several others said centuries ago
Punjabi writer says he remains hopeful that in the end people and literature will emerge stronger
Strangely enough, or perhaps characteristically, the Prime Minister did not promise severe action against the killers of writers, rational thinkers and ordinary people suspected of eating beef.
The list of writers returning state honours or protesting against the silence of government cultural institutions is growing and includes Sara Joseph and Rehman Abbas.
New Delhi: Taking a leaf from the Congress party, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government has packed the board of an ‘autonomous’ Prasar Bharati with four part-time members who are either members or fellow-travellers of the ruling dispensation. The new appointments announced on Friday are: Ashok Tandon, who was media […]
Her announcement comes in the wake of three other awardees having returned their Akademi trophies protesting the persecution of rationalists.
Riots in the city after the local administration refuses permission to Hindu groups who want to immerse idols in the Ganga
What would John Lennon the dreamer make of our world today? Would he have made his peace with his old bandmates? Remembering the man who left behind all that great music, on his 75th birth anniversary
This is the second time the Shiv Sena has scuttled a performance by noted Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali
Those who are appointed to run cultural institutions should have independent standing and sound credentials, says the letter
Many critics recognise Bedi as the second-best Urdu fiction writer after Manto.
Through folk narratives, the film confronts the social issue of witchcraft, a recurring and contentious matter in Assam.
At the tarmac, from the windows, one can see men in khaki and olive fatigues, with INSAS and AKs and heavy bullet-proofed jackets protecting their chests; eyes poking out of their helmets, searching and examining every corner. Even at first glance, Srinagar feels quite foreign. Even the architecture looks […]
Play about a nun who gives birth to a child has been performed all over the world, including in India. But the Catholic Church in India wants a new production banned
A review of the film ‘The Martian’, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain.
An Arab song topping the charts in Israel is a major political and cultural breakthrough in the country
Janah’s work evokes more than just nostalgia for another India; it has a documentary quality of a changing nation.
Public memory of his work is usually limited to his huge catalog of fashion commissions and celebrity portraits.
Though two Al Jazeera journalists have been pardoned recently, the Egyptian government continues to impose severe restrictions on journalists in the country.
“I was a student first and wife later. How can you question your guru?”, the illustrious classical musician used to say
The threats to Nikhil Wagle’s life often worry his wife, but she will never stop him from practicing his kind of journalism.
S. Anand listens closely and intently to Kumar Gandharva breeze through Nirbhay Nirgun and marvels at how breath can be held with just one lung
This is a book about Rupert Murdoch – the most powerful media Moghul in the world – and his tabloid empire in Britain. He is someone who uses the clout of his myriad media outlets to browbeat, bully and destroy politicians he does not like, even as he openly […]
For the first time in its 75 year history, Sursagar Society, run by the first family of the Dilli Gharana, has put together an all-female ensemble of singers.
Film and Television students complete 100 days of agitation, but hopes of a dialogue open up