Urmilesh discusses the police crackdown on protesting students at the Banaras Hindu University with senior journalist and executive editor of MediaVigil Abhishek Srivastava and senior TV anchor Amrita Rai.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
‘In Naxal-controlled villages, if people vote, they are seen as government agents, if they don’t, they are called Maoist sympathisers.’
Already struggling to survive and compete with cheaper machine-made goods, the added burden of GST compliance will decimate self-employed artisans.
This week, the Time Machine looks at the mythology surrounding Durga and traditions of goddess worship.
The informal economy of tamasha stigmatises artistes and at the same time, provides possibilities and power, however limited, to some women.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Throughout history, Bihar has been the epicentre of Buddhist teaching. The Rahul Collection commemorates this heritage.
Recalling the iconoclasm of Varanasi’s ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars and the dreams of its failed kings who sought to make an empire of a republic.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that, through repetitive familiarity, have become almost invisible to the resident.
‘Newton’ isn’t just political; it’s also deeply personal, searing with existential angst seldom seen in Hindi cinema these days.
As Mosul rebuilds, its past is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often embraced many traditions.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The police has reportedly taken four members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura into custody in relation to Santanu Bhowmik’s death.
Yes, Batla House is a ghetto, but it is so much more than just that.
Many attempts have been made to modernise the Mahalaya, but Bengalis still retain their love for the first one recorded for Akashvani in 1932.
With the future of artisans uncertain, this year’s Nine.Squares – Jaipur Design show is aimed at reflecting on how artisans can be integrated with the design community.
In All the worlds between, an enaction of a collaboration between sets of Indian and Irish poets results in an interplay of themes that we may have never considered we shared.
This week: What psychological studies and micro-dosing on LSD tell us about productivity, creativity and work culture.
After footage from the US’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Modern readers and writers have long since forgotten what happened back then, but poetry today would not be the same without the 13th century.
Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube.
Modern art offers metaphoric and transcendent alternatives to the real world while contemporary art is immersed in the immediate and the present.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Apartheid restrictions and the defiant, joyful freedom of the group’s music meant gigs were scarce and the human tensions of operating in such a climate were corrosive.
In many everyday contexts, the accusation of ‘hurt religious sentiments’ does not apply to artistic expression.
There are plenty of ways that one can categorise humanity, and using colour is merely a relatively recent one. In the past, criteria other than complexion were used for categorisation.
John Ashbery, a genius of modern poetry and one of the most influential figures of late-20th and early-21st-century American literature, died on September 3 in New York at the age of 90.
Simran may not have the most gripping plot and may stretch at times, but is entertaining throughout, thanks to its star.
Board a train, thrust your way through the crowd to some messy corner of a general compartment and you start losing your identity.
Banning the game will not take away the many psychological issues that young teens are susceptible to – just the way banning heavy metal is not going to stop spree or serial killings.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
Kamran Yusuf was held in Kashmir on September 4 for allegedly instigating stone pelting, but has not been formally charged.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP and its allies were able to form the largest majority government since 1984. The NDA’s combined vote share was at 38.5%.
On February 9, 2016, an event was organised in JNU in which anti-India slogans were said to have been raised for which the students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was charged with sedition.
If we saw killing an animal – however painlessly – as raising a moral issue, perhaps that might lead us to start thinking more on whether animal use is morally justifiable.