Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
Defying propaganda art, a few Afrikaans rockers revolted against South African military conscription in the second half of the 20th century and sparked an anti-war protest movement.
In conversation with Denzil Smith about his experience of being a somewhat unusual actor in Bollywood, his takeaways from playing Mohammed Ali Jinnah in the forthcoming film Viceroy’s House and more.
But the minister of state for I&B told parliament the public broadcaster was reviewing the RSS-backed Hindustan Samachar news service.
Even though practices such as “baad” and “baadal” (pertaining to child marriage) are legally prohibited since 2009, it still continues unhindered in Afghanistan today.
Worried about the threat of an expensive lawsuit by one of India’s biggest corporate houses, the trustees running the journal ordered the removal of articles critical of Adani Power Ltd.
Research isn’t just about producing papers but also about letting people visualise and experience the complex story and impact behind it, and art can help.
The creation of emoji can be likened to Newspeak in George Orwell’s 1984 – they are tightly controlled by the few for the many.
How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Anthropologist Percy Leason thought he was painting the extinction of Victoria’s indigenous aborigines in the 1930s. He was wrong, but his portraits are surprisingly sympathetic.
Despite support from the Bhutan king and others, elderly rural women tagged as ‘poison givers’ have a hard time convincing others not to treat them as outcaste.
The public broadcaster – which runs Doordarshan and AIR – has apparently been asked to give up its PTI and UNI subscriptions and rely instead on Hindustan Samachar.
The Republic of Kiribati is experiencing baki-aba, or ‘land hunger’, as its population grows and atolls shrink.
A look at the ongoing struggle for separate statehood in Kalimpong.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
Edgar Allen Poe famously thought it was ‘such a great misfortune’, to lose the capacity to be alone with oneself, to get caught up in the crowd, to surrender one’s singularity to mind-numbing conformity.
South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011 but descended into war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar.
A Syrian artist has created images to show world leaders what they would look like if they weren’t born with the privileges they have.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
This week: A rebuttal to fat-shamers, how weight shapes the way we’re treated by others and the frustration of being over-stuffed by doting parents.
Hemango Biswas’ daughter Rongili’s unique journey to Assam attempts to shed light on an era of artistes and their fearless campaign against injustices.
Titled ‘The Kaziranga Song’, the parody video’s humorous take on the continuing turmoil in Nagaland has fast become popular with a frustrated population.
Urmilesh discusses how both the print and broadcast media have covered the recent communal violence in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Joining him for this episode are Sevanti Ninan, editor of The Hoot and Nidhi Kulpati, senior editor at NDTV India.
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Regardless of whether films satisfy some technical definition of philosophy, the fact remains that they can have on us the same effect that the great, perennial works of philosophy do.
“Is the heart capable of bleeding, hurting, breaking and bending out of shape for the ones it loves? So is the vagina.”
The actress was abducted in Kochi on the night of February 17 and molested by a gang of men who also took pictures and video footage of her.
In the fourth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the state of Hindi media with senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Vidya Subramanian.
The streets of Banda and Mahoba in Bundelkhand are being taken over by a new fashion fad.
This week: The ingredients of a successful protest, why condescension and criticism don’t get along and a personal piece to remind us of what’s at stake.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee talks about her film Dr. Rakhmabai, the issues Indian women face today and why social progress cannot be taken for granted.
In the third episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh speaks to eminent sociologist Vivek Kumar and senior journalist Tavleen Singh about representation of Dalits in Indian newsrooms.
Prthvir Solanki and Sayan Bhattacharjee document a protest march in Mumbai, where over 1000 people came together to raise their voice against violence by gau rakshaks.
The usage of mangoes as a literary device is as varied as the variety of fruit available in the local markets.
How do we as a society engage with the disappeared?
The video is a edited clip of Trump’s guest appearance at WWE Wrestlmania, and it ends with a restyled CNN logo which read “FNN: Fraud News Network.”
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