The media is being called ‘lügenpresse’ by the right-wing, who accuse it of colluding with the government and sympathising with refugees.
An eclectic selection of arts and culture news from India and around the world.
An interview with the Indian Express’s Raj Kamal Jha and Ritu Sarin on the process – and importance – of collaborative investigative journalism.
Jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin is rarely mentioned in the pantheon of South African artists, despite a half-century in the music business, praise from none other than Duke Ellington and her deep involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Demands from viewers that a “characterless” woman be punished forced the producers of a path-breaking show to backtrack
Photographer Shome Basu captures life for the recyclers who work at the Ghazipur landfill.
The Iraq War was a “disaster for all humanity,” stresses one artist’s attempt to reconstruct the treasures that were destroyed.
In our contemporary age of instant polling and surfing headlines, there is a great need to be responsible about the first impression that headlines create.
Amitabh Bachchan strides like a colossus in our collective consciousness, any allegations of wrongdoings or indiscretions quietly forgotten.
An exhibition in New Delhi unveils and humanises the work of recycling in India, and the people behind it.
Eve, Mary Magdalene, Mary (Mother of Jesus), and Salome are far more than biblical characters. They tell us an awful lot about our ideas of femininity and female sexuality.
The abuse on the internet often provides politicians an excuse to bring in stringent laws that can have a chilling effect on freedom of expression
Tanushree Bhasin travels through Lalgarh in Bengal, capturing the lives of the adivasis who continue to be denied their basic constitutional rights.
Swastik Pal captured the aftermath of Thursday’s deadly collapse of an under-construction flyover on Vivekananda Marg, Kolkata.
Tanushree Bhasin travels through small town Bengal, capturing the people’s responses to Mamata’s promises.
A survey of the press coverage of the alleged Indian spy captured by Pakistani authorities demonstrates that despite more or less balanced reports emerging from regional and western media outlets, Pakistani newspapers have taken his ‘confession’ while in Pakistani custody at face value, and not questioning whether some element of coercion might have been in play.
Journalism demands detachment and objectivity that allows for dissent, disagreement and freedom of expression. In the absence of such ethics, it clears the ground for violence and does great disservice to the democratic way of life.
In a tone that is at once celebratory and wondrous, humble, witty, and serious, she talks about the mutability of words over time and their autonomy in making meaning.
A press release from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority calls the Indian broadcast media’s terror coverage ‘crass sensationalism’. Senior journalists respond.
Photos of the Brussels borough Molenbeek, which has been stigmatised by the media the world over after evidence was found linking some of its radicalised Muslim residents with the perpetrators of the Paris attacks last November.
The practice of manufacturing events – and emotions – by setting up or recreating scenarios that can be photographed is undermining photojournalism
Margaret Sullivan on being a representative of the readers, the ethics in journalism in the era of digital media and more.
New Delhi: The arrest of a journalist, Prabhat Singh, by the Chhattisgarh police earlier this week has revived concerns about the state of media freedom in the Bastar region of the state where a civil war between Maoist insurgents and the security forces has claimed the lives of hundreds of people […]
Coffee has transformed wild mountainsides into plantations at the expense of their natural diversity. At the same time, it’s established itself in the last millennium as the companion of the thinking soul.
Chronicling and reinterpreting the life of Vincent van Gogh, Loving Vincent attempts to not only bring the story of the masterful painter to life, but also mirror his process.
While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
New Delhi: Even as the Delhi Police on Wednesday questioned RTI activist-journalist Pushp Sharma for a second day in connection with the authenticity of AYUSH ministry documents on which he based his story on Muslims allegedly being discriminated against by the Centre in the selection of yoga trainers and teachers, […]
In perhaps the first case of a reporter or RTI activist being summoned by the police for circulating information that he or she maintains was obtained through the RTI process, Sharma was interrogated for four hours.
Lyle Pearson remembers his friend P.K. Nair, film archivist and film scholar and founder of the National Film Archive of India.
Government circles believe the time is right for a battered West Asia to turn towards India, where Islam coexists with multiple religions.
Sharmila Tagore reflects on the place of storytelling in the shared past and future of India and Pakistan.
Standing up for Bharat Mata even as we kill reason, sense, and one of her flood plains.
Villages across states are imposing mobile phone bans on young women in order to control their new independence and mobility.
Women don’t need to be told to be indoors because going out means risking their safety. They need to know they have the right to take that risk if they feel their dignity lies in doing so.
What we need is a full national symbol –a slant-eyed, black Bharat Mata, crippled by hunger and deprivation, pain and disease, dressed in rags and chains, howling in rage while being eaten by a lion and getting ready to be reborn unchained.
Donald Trump has changed the face of media and politics alike. It’s a simple formula: new media + reality TV = new media reality.
If television debates resemble gladiatorial contests, it is not an accident. Informed deliberation and debates cannot be settled in 60 minutes, and are thus not conducive to the mode of hector and holler on primetime television.
A Bhairavi thumri, as sung by the reclusive Anjanibai Malpekar, the unsung queen of the genre, who taught many later stars of the Hindustani classical world, including Begum Akhtar, Kumar Gandharva and Kishori Amonkar
New Delhi: In another example of academic autonomy and freedom of expression coming under strain, Amit Sengupta, a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, has resigned after being issued a transfer order to IIMC Dhenkenal – a move he described as a “punishment posting” and a […]
Ryszard Kaja (born 1962, Poznan, Poland) is one of his Poland’s leading poster artists and continues a long tradition of poster art in his country. His mixed-media posters – simple and striking, but subtle and always surprising – are on display for the first time in India at […]