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.
Many artists have now incorporated moving images in their works in one way or another. None of these go to the CBFC for certification.
David Mumford, professor emeritus at Harvard University and a winner of the Fields Medal, has written to the Director of IIT-Madras expressing his shock at the de-recognition of APSC
Modi’s media strategy is a complex one that is best summarised as ‘engaging with the media on his own terms’ in order to set the ‘national’ agenda.
India needs a new national legislation outlawing discrimination in access to housing.
Samaddar’s thesis that care must extend beyond individual and family to state and society is extremely significant for there will be a considerable percentage of older people suffering from various forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s.
Seven days after Krishna died, one of my friends paid me a condolence visit. After the customary inquiries she said, “After all, is it not better that Krishnadi died, she was suffering so much?” I protested.
From the earliest known textile fragments to contemporary fashion, from ceremonial banner to contemporary saris, from sacred temple hangings to a spectacular tent used by Tipu Sultan, the Fabric of India will showcase approximately 200 objects made by hand
The villagers of Lohandiguda are trying to make their own way in a world that is closing them in from every side.
If ‘you haven’t heard of Nambisan’s name before, it’s because unlike some of us, Vijay never learnt to attend the right literature festivals, make the right noises and kiss the right asses.
Reporter marvels how the things he cherishes most about his parents aren’t those that he would have ever imagined.
Local authorities discovered they had never given permission for the Gandhi statue, while the bar had a proper license.
One of the country’s leading academic institutions has ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Modi government’s policies
The writing of history is as much about what is forgotten or obliterated by design as it is about preserved memory.
Juhapura is perhaps India’s only Muslim ghetto, a place where involuntary resettlement, spatial confinement and the denial of public services have produced a unique economy and culture of exclusion and disenfranchisement.
Without the mediation of home governments, the workers’ only resort remains lobbying with the international institutions on whose projects they are working.
Film maker Kombai Anwar’s search for the roots of his community of Tamil Muslims led to the making of Yaathum, which just won an award at the Houston Film Festival.
The UAE denies entry to Ashok Sukumaran and others who spoke up for exploited labourers in the Gulf
From his hummingbird vibrato to his mad dash through a fire to save his Gibson guitar, ‘Blues Boy’ BB King, is an inspiration to guitarists here.
Shonali Bose, director of ‘Margarita, With a Straw’, in her own words
One reason why the BJP is going on a communication overdrive is because it actually thinks the mainstream media has not projected its policies in the right manner. The truth is something else.
In a world in which visual art seems increasingly dependent on the words through which it is mediated, Mrinalini Mukherjee’s art manages to make you ask the question: are words the only way to think?
It is important to realise how the meaning ascribed to catastrophes can lend themselves to ideological and political mobilisation
The papers are didactic and meticulous, and provide great insight into how Turing explored the cryptographic problems he was confronted with
A cluster of dwellings belonging to families from Karnataka were marked for demolition by a local municipal council in Goa. So what might have been an unnoticed eviction escalated into a political standoff between two state governments
The lesson for other states is that they need to switch from the traditional construction-driven approach to one that is demand-driven, participatory and focused on behavioural change and toilet usage.
It used to be an article of faith in Bombay that, on its streets, a lone, bejeweled woman could return home after a wedding at midnight, safe and unmolested. This is because people still sleep on Mumbai’s streets
The photos provide a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of the Chinese people, a far cry from the shining glass towers of the cities that have come up in the last few decades