The first living Westerner to be named the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by the Asian Awards has been living and working in Kolkata for decades – silently improving the lives of many of the city’s poorest residents.
The Greens also want Facebook to pay damages, which would make it easier for individuals in similar cases to take the financial risk of taking legal action.
The award winning author on why she is now writing novellas and why diaspora writing is not for her.
This week’s column discusses how the clothes we choose to wear can function as a form of cultural and political protest – and if that’s always effective.
Her readings of the Indo-Persianate culture is not that of an outsider, but of a person who belongs to that tradition of coexistence and love, amidst all the contestations and conflicts.
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
Over the past 30 years, capitalism has redefined the labour market – and with it, men.
What happens when the things you do to earn a living no longer find a place in contemporary life?
Why did none of the judges who studied Datta’s work for the many prizes he received speak up about his manipulation?
The grim reality is that victory in the biggest and most important wars was most often achieved by attrition and mass slaughter – not by soldierly heroics or the genius of command.
The Star Wars saga is interlinked with its merchandising success.
Toba Tek Singh, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab, witnessed terrible violence during Partition. However, locals have since tried to preserve an older, more syncretic legacy.
Anthropologists often define ‘taboo’ as an act deemed too sacred to perform under ordinary circumstances; cannibalism is one of the strongest taboos of all and that’s why it’s considered as one of the holiest rituals around the world dating back to prehistory.
A recent UNESCO report reveals that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection.
Unlike the media in the US, Indian TV channels and newspapers have stopped taking risks, preferring instead to toe the establishment’s line.
Refugee journalists need support, but they bring to the newsrooms the invaluable knowledge of the countries they come from.
Relatives of victims of the San Bernardino shootout are suing the online giants for allowing ISIS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media.
As Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
Talcum powder, cheap spectacles, a walking stick, and a thread across his chest – and Gangappa is transformed into Gandhiji. Reinventing himself as the Mahatma has opened many doors for this labourer from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
A look at the artisans of Miraj in Maharashtra, known the world over for their skills in transforming the humble pumpkin into the tanpura – a musical instrument integral to performance practices in India.
The festival will feature 147 films from 45 countries. Forty-three films will compete for a cash award of Rs 2.2 lakhs in a total of eight categories.
Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives near St. Petersburg, and there are only a handful among them who can still speak their native language fluently.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”
Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, Turkey has jailed more than a hundred journalists since the failed coup last year.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mexico has the sixth worst record in the world for resolving the murders of journalists.
Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors disproportionally experience gender-related threats on the internet, which impacts their safety and future online activities.
In its report, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented a range of censorship cases and revealed a new complex world of media repression.
In India, the more powerful and well known a person, the more likely he or she will go out of their way to make pro-establishment comments.
The course is being taught at the university’s ‘Cheena Bhavan’, which has been worked towards creating awareness about Chinese culture in India since 1937.
The celebrated French photographer visited India several times and captured scenes of everyday life
The project’s aims to create a Syrian generation that enjoys art as an essential part of life and also as a means of psychological support.
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock’s paintings – proves parallels between the two can be uncanny.
Will Hindutva erase the eclectic, liberal and uninhibited legacy of Hinduism?
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.
In what ways do our sexual pleasures and fantasies inform the way we see the world?
By meeting our necessities and allowing for experiences, money can increase our sense of satisfaction with life. A manageable debt need not decrease it.
Subodh Kerkar is using art to spread awareness on the menace of litter in Goa.
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A record of the US president’s Twitter activity.