The Centre For Women’s Development Studies’ 2017 calendar uses images from a 1961 pageant held to showcase the various traditional attires of Indian women.
The newspaper started publication and distribution for the first time after it was banned through an order passed by the district magistrate on October 2.
The claims, and their popularisation, were further hobbled by glaring regulatory failures and/or a lapse of other checks.
In a world where women are simply handed down their limits to be followed in every sphere of life, Dangal kicks at conventions through pure act, through the sheer body of the female.
From Sairat to Kapoor and Sons, Indian cinema saw diversity, nuance and courage in the last year.
The mid to late 1980s were a point of transition in Gujarat. As the Congress’s hold on power had weakened, the winner in this upheaval was the BJP – and the figure of Latif provided it with the perfect foil.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Prabhakar Sharan takes Latin America’s interest in Bollywood to the next level.
The Christie’s auction in Mumbai yielded a respectable but unexciting sales total of Rs 72.17 crore, acting as more of a warning than encouragement about future prospects.
Many articles are beginning to deal with objects that may not exist but are worth writing about because of hope. Has this prompted science writers to think about their writing?
Look at the image carefully. The face of the man tells us countless stories of hardships suffered and misfortunes borne because of demonetisation. It is another matter that those who can and should ease his pain never even registered the photo in the first place.
It is the ‘before’ and the ‘after’ of Murugan’s literary career that really offers rich and useful insights into his work, more than the period of his literary exile.
Studies have found that bloated claims in news reports are often simply carried over from university and journal press releases, which are approved by scientists.
Sanatan Sanstha, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Narad Mandir Nyas have called for the cancellation of the popular electronic dance music event alleging it encourages drugs and attacks Indian culture and society.
Seetha Rajan’s Mathrubrundam is an experiment with a space where women can feel empowered through music.
The state already has a high number of government-accredited journalists who are entitled to various concessions. The latest move to woo the media further legitimises bribing journalists for favourable reporting.
A festival that originated to counter the cultural imperialism of the British has lost its radicalism and is at odds with the increasing push for sociocultural inclusivity today.
This week’s column is about Sweden’s cashless economy, the link between mobile wallets and expanding waistlines and how a man hid $400 million.
Knightley is best known for his investigative work on master spy Kim Philby, whose trust he managed to gain.
In 1950, soon after India became a republic, a question was raised in Parliament: “Will the minister of home affairs be pleased to share what are the national anthems of India?” In the wake of independence with the process of nation building just having begun, the phrasing of […]
Nina Sabnani, a filmmaker, illustrator and researcher in ethnography of numerous indigenous artist communities across India, talks about how stories must be constantly retold to keep them alive.
The US ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji delivered Dylan’s acceptance speech on his behalf at the Nobel Banquet on December 10.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated.
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A new art exhibition in Yangon shows the strange beauty of mangrove forests and the important role they play in the wider ecosystem.
Not following the day and night cycle will definitely address our time crunch problems but will also exact a great biological toll.
“Here are a few couplets of mine that I had written keeping you in mind. I want you to paint them when you have the time.”
The gentle rhythms of the religious town of Ayodhya continue as they have for millennia.
After decades of activism, the scales are finally tipping against the St Nicholas Day tradition of Black Pete.
While the relationship between the author and the critic has usually been one of hostility, they’re both essential parts of the same ecosystem.
Renowned jazz musician Vijay Iyer can be categorised by his distaste for categories and foremost among these is jazz itself.
The media is meant to report the truth, but the structure and vested interests of the Indian press have stopped that from happening.
Bhojpuri folksongs have evocatively captured how the lives of women are unevenly spread across two homes – naihar (natal) and sasural (that of the in-laws).
Inadequate institutional patronage of the arts has been a longstanding complaint among the art fraternity.
For some judges, substance is inversely proportional to verbosity. If this trend is not stopped, Indian jurisprudence will permanently suffer.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
If nationalism, the way its sternest adherents argue, is a deep and overwhelming sentiment, then why do we need a disciplining machine to enforce that sentiment in us?
Dealing with Donald Trump’s tweets and other fake news.
The third edition of the biennale will kick off on December 12 in Kerala.
This week’s column looks at different takes on Mosul that go beyond dry facts and humanise the city’s embattled residents and the soldiers fighting for them