“The aim of acts of intimidation and hostility appears to be to clear the area of any dissenting voices [in Bastar] so that the police and security forces have a free hand.”
The famed producer, formidable actor and founder of Kohinoor Theatre, a leading mobile theatre company of the state, compelled all classes to pay heed to this unique theatre form.
According to the group members, the judges did not take offence to them using actual swear words, but found ‘bra’ and ‘panty’ obscene.
By overturning the censor board’s decision on the ‘Miss You’ music video, the tribunal has set an important precedent.
An exhibition, Part Narratives, put together a collection of works that portrayed the experience of Partition and the characteristics of memory.
Various groups want a ban on the play for justifying the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
While editors, under law, continue to be responsible for whatever appears in the periodical they edit, more and more of the content is being removed from their purview.
Public anger in the state against economic dislocation had been building up and needed a trigger to explode.
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
Long banished from the literary canon, Saadat Hasan Manto was probably amongst the few great writers who wanted to make a living out of writing.
Others in the cultural group have claimed that the couple’s exit is an attempt to distance themselves from controversy and avoid further problems with the police.
With our freedoms coming under attack, we have arrived at a time when it is crucial for scholars and academics to prove their relevance to the people and show them they are on the same side.
When states fight over territory and governments bicker over geography, lives are lost, children are separated from their parents and people get split into different countries. Call it collateral damage.
While the government had first said women would be allowed to trek through the Agastyamala Biospehere Reserve from this year, they have now postponed it to 2018.
The voices of the republic include dreamers, dissenters and rebels. One poem of resistance, from a different Indian language, each day this week.
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While several members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps have asked that the clause be removed, office bearers say they are trying to protect members’ interests and do not adhere to the BJP’s views of what is ‘anti-national’.
The tall claims of a coherent European culture and civilisation which found credence in the 19th century were little more than a construct.
Paid news in the service of the nation.
When pollution is bad, we have to be more informed about the problem in advance and promote programs that avoid, improve, shift – just the way fuel is burnt in the city.
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
The mass protests at Marina beach were about fulfilling the aspirations of the people and restoring the self-esteem of the Tamils.
Every large urban undertaking lays bare the efficiency of the systems, the capacity to self-organise and the nature of leadership that drives them. In the making of Amaravati, none of it appears reassuring.
The singer who refused to be bound by tradition has left behind a vast body of avant-garde music, which even a quarter century after his death, remains a matter of searing debate in music circles.
The novella beautifully captures the cultural significance of jallikattu in the life of rural Tamil Nadu, even if the ‘tradition’ is inextricably bound up with feudalism, caste hierarchies, masculinity and patriarchy.
Israeli aficionados of Indian classical music have invited T.M. Krishna to perform in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Lebanese architect says that he would like to believe it is still possible to produce modernity from within rather than simply importing from the West.
The protests at Marina beach over Jallikattu is more of an expression of Tamil solidarity rather than being about any particular grievance.
The state government is seeking to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Chennai’s Ennore Creek is still revivable and T.M. Krishna’s appeal through the ‘Poromboke’ song is doing its bit to create awareness.
The recent verbal attack on Dangal star Zaira Wasim is symptomatic of an unholy entanglement of religion and politics that had led to a shrinking space for women in public life.
The group of volunteers, who first came together during the 2015 Chennai floods, are committed to keeping the environment clean.
Environmental activist Nityanand Jayaraman produced the ‘Chennai Poromboke Paadal’, featuring T.M. Krishna, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the encroachment on Chennai’s Ennore Creek.
Studies show that biased coverage – from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ – undermines women in public office.
Gieve Patel’s art celebrates and delineates the human condition, though at the same time, it also provides a window into the ravages of death.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
On Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary, a look at what 2016 was like for Dalit women activists who have been struggling against caste discrimination for years.
This week’s column looks at the point behind sharing videos of the Bengaluru assault, Kim Kardashian’s calculated return to social media and emotional work.
The biggest lesson India has to share is the importance of creating a diverse public sphere that is inclusive and welcoming to all.