Gogia’s magic shows combined comedy, comment and humorous patter with tricks, and incorporated dancers between sets.
A versatile artist, Das had carved a special place among the audience with his talent and performance, particularly through portrayal of negative roles.
Leveraging Vietnam’s influential “cult of heroes” allows the government to control public sentiment and religiosity, and channel it into nationalism.
Internal documents of the algorithms that Facebook uses to distinguish hate speech from legitimate political expression reveal rules and nuances behind its censorship, and their differential implementation.
The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
Nanjiani, who was good in Silicon Valley finds it difficult to emotionally rise to the occasion
The rampant culture of viewing dissent as treachery and an opposing point of view as an act of war is deeply ingrained and when there are ‘left-liberals’ involved, it is immediately seen as anti-Modi.
Vivek Singh documents the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling over the demand of a separate state and removal of Bengali as a compulsory language from schools.
Ajay Jaiman documents residents of a basti near Gurgaon that was devastated after a fire in May this year.
Invisible men, time travel, flying machines and space travel are often understood as purely European ideas, but they have rich roots in Islamic culture too.
On R.D. Burman’s birth anniversary, here are six songs, all inspired from foreign music, displaying his own eclectic tastes and boundless quest for trying out new things in Hindi films.
This week: Why eating ‘clean’ means eating ‘expensive’, whether food is a nuisance or a pleasure and how foodporn impacts our brains.
Remakes of old films usually turn out to be duds, but this film deserves to be made again to tell a younger audience about a different kind of India
As India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today, here are songs that draw different emotions of the festival that marks the end of Ramzan.
Indian advertisements are not only challenging sexism but are also reversing the normative gender roles that Indian families usually take for granted.
It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority, strum the tanpura, like Narada did, and chant Narayan Narayan on the TV screen, and nobody will dare say anything to you.
Some Basu documents Europe’s wine-producing hamlet where the landmark Schengen agreement was signed.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
Stories of resilience through the heart of the country along the Indus Highway.
Although mummies are a macabre prospect, they manage to hold us in thrall by appealing to our innate fear of impermanence and mortality.
Yes, sign language has grammar – and it goes way beyond what you do with your hands.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
Such inter-communal meals are held every year, but they resonated more this year after ISIS attacks on Coptic Christians meant to stoke sectarian divisions.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
For decades, media organisations in the Northeast and Kashmir have been fighting for their right to exist and speak freely, without any support from the national media.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
This week: What ten years of Pornhub data tells us about human sexuality, how smartphones are altering us as individuals and the internet’s transient memory.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
In the first episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh, The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu and media advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ashok Tandon discuss press freedom.
Indicators of a better quality of life and social status are moving away from shiny cars and fancy jewellery to things like expensive magazine subscriptions, which help boost one’s cultural capital.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
For more than five decades, Soumitra Chatterjee has remained a quintessential part of Bengali cultural life.
The Assamese indie is cheeky, irreverent and sticks to its brand of humour – goofy, charming and silly – while telling a simple story.
The success of the new Wonder Woman film, based on an iconic feminist character, only highlights how few strong women roles existed in fantasy literature of the past, although this is fast changing.
Would we ever like to exist within a world where the dead influence our daily lives in a way that sometimes even the living cannot? Do we exist in this world?
Tupac’s sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonised black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
The book, a collection of stories, represented a turning point in the recognition that Pakistani writing received. Intermingling questions of identity and culture, along with the dynamic geopolitics are represented in the collection with utmost nuance.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
In the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho, the distinction between the sacred and the profane is dissolved. Eroticism is not regarded profane but a sacred measure of the divine.