Vietnamese walls were once densely populated by hand-painted signs, a material culture now exceedingly rare.
The Sangh’s concerted campaign of anti-Muslim prejudice aims to completely marginalise the community in the public sphere.
Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
Demand for beef is skyrocketing across Asia with potentially massive impacts on our planet. Is there a solution?
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
A long-time friend writes about Martand Singh’s drive and commitment to document Indian textiles and reveal them to the world.
An exhibition by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam and S. Anand looks at inter-caste unions that society has shunned.
With an eclectic body of work that recognised no boundaries, Demme’s demise is a profound loss for American cinema.
Despite the threats they face, journalists in the Global South receive little attention from their fellow colleagues around the world when targeted.
The western media’s focus on momentous events at home has come at the expense of reporting on events unfolding in the global South, which has led to the eclipsing of the famine that’s unfolding in Africa.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
The Kenya Communication Authority’s new media regulations have raised worries about the government trying to control coverage of the polls.
Katha Kathan, a Mumbai-based storytelling group, aims to revive Indian literature through audio recordings and dramatised readings of literary works in their original languages.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
The handloom weavers of Santipur in West Bengal have been pushed into a corner by powerlooms and declining incomes, with many leaving the looms while others are in constant debt.
Personal handwritten letters have long made the case that writing allows people to grow closer in ways conversation might not.
Nemr Abou Nassar fears making a joke about ISIS in the US as people wince, while in the middle east if he doesn’t joke when people die, he can never joke.
The tradition in Bengal was to not bring out weapons to intimidate others, for none will believe that Bhagawan Ramachandra ever did so.
With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
National Skill Development Corporation is joining hands with a Delhi-based think tank on culture to work out possible business models to bring traditional cultural skills into the job market.
Indian movies are embracing the fact that real relationships can be messy because individuals are.
Plays written during the freedom movement highlight how the theatre community evolved creative stratagems to overcome political intolerance – something we could learn from today.
Expectations over ‘Defenders’ are high; they were much higher before the newest and last ‘defender’ of the quartet, the critically panned ‘Iron Fist’, arrived, derailing many things.
Dolezal’s problem is this: to choose one’s racial identity irrespective of inheritance is tantamount to an admission that race does not exist.
Without Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl has nothing to be fearless to. Or about.
The film certification guidelines are abstract, vague and imprecise, leading to rampant erratic and subjective interpretations of scenes/language in a film amounting to unfair curtailment of the filmmakers’ freedom of expression.
Inspired by the personal experiences of filmmaker Rishi S. Bhilawadikar, ‘For Here or to Go?’ is a timely film exploring the struggles of H-1B visa holders in the US.
The album marked a major shift from the kind of music The Beatles had made until then.
How victims of four incidents of violence from four different decades ended up on the wrong side of the law.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
Listen to Bihu songs – traditional and modern – that celebrate the non-vegetarian food habits of the Assamese.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
If Begum Jaan, or for that matter any movie on Partition made outside of Pakistan, can make the nation so vulnerable that it cannot even view the film before banning it, the country is certainly enveloped in insecurity and paranoia.
In the world’s most overserved news market, Republic TV has many hurdles to cross once it goes live.
Saffiya Khan’s improbably calm stance – smiling, hands in pockets – in the face of a right extremist’s violent anger prompted Twitter users to dig up pictures of other women and girls rendering male anger impotent with their unfazed attitudes.
The Storm Lake Times won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its coverage taking on Iowa’s powerful agricultural interests, including the Koch Brothers.
“I could never tell her that the abstraction in her music was the most captivating element for me.”
Steve Winter is a conservation photographer noted for his work with National Geographic and the use of camera traps to snap pictures in the wild.
The collected writings of archivist P.K. Nair reveal his passion for cinematic history.