Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
Up until the Indian authorities started panicking about the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, there was a total absence of a public policy response to this ‘epidemic’ of suicides.
To the vast majority of Jews, Hebrew language and Hebrew culture felt passé – pious, outmoded, arcane. The future, as they saw it, lay with English, German and Russian, and with the education, earning power and passport to assimilation that these languages promised.
The 1980s settings and the emphasis on verisimilitude create an excellent mood but the gloss fails to hide the incoherence in the script.
This week: Are city-states in the middle of the ocean of our future, the inner lives of nannies and cab-drivers in NYC and ‘A Poem for Gauri’.
‘Incredible India’ is easier said than done. It’s time the Modi government took concrete steps to harness and exploit our rich heritage.
Each individual, if acting in pure self-interest, would choose not to cooperate. Yet cooperation by everyone leads to greater prosperity for all.
Hazarika, who would have been 91 on Friday, wore many hats throughout his lifetime. What was uncanny however was his ability to bring the world to the people of Assam, long before globalisation made the word smaller.
“We’re not being anti-establishment. We’re just reporting what’s happening, what has to be reported.”
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
The forces behind her assassins have a list – and want us to know they will pursue it.
Though the conditions in the camp they live in are terrible, they say it is still far, far better than the alternative.
The closure of The Cambodia Daily is the latest chapter in a long and increasingly worrying tale.
The state police is now likely to order a forensic analysis of the bullet fragments and cartridges found at the scene in order to compare it with the material found after the killing of Pansare, Dabholkar and Kalburgi.
English is influential, but has limited reach; regional-language journalism can make a real impact which scares communal forces
Pictures of Lankesh’s body are evocative in entirely different ways for those who believe in the liberal values they shared with her and those who characterise her as anti-national.
How can India, a country which has hosted refugees ever since its foundation as a nation, deport thousands of people based on their ethnicity and faith?
Our response should not be to desist from speaking one’s mind but the exact opposite – Gauri Lankesh would have done that and we owe it to her to continue the fine tradition.
There is a backstory to the heinous murder of a fearless journalist but the future script is in all our hands.
The fearful symmetry of conspiracy cannot intimidate spirited voices like hers..
What Kim Kardashian, smartphones and hashtags tell us about how the world has changed in the past decade.
In the thirteenth episode, Urmilesh discusses the business of fake and sensationalist news and the need for media regulation with Anuradha Raman from The Hindu and poet and scientist Gauhar Raza.
Malayalis are committed to celebrating it how they always have – irrespective of caste and community.
The debate over how much journalists should reveal on social media about their political preferences has become even more relevant as the polity and society get increasingly polarised.
Imagination is a powerful tool, but perhaps the reason why philosophers have been conflicted about it is that they haven’t grasped how limitations need to be tailored to circumstances.
Religion as the ‘highest’ part of humanity was a reiteration of a very ancient idea: the notion that politics cannot bring human flourishing and can’t capture the full extent of a person.
Eid al Adha or Bakri Eid has been celebrated across the world with grandeur throughout history and this continues even today.
The Hindi news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 where they referred to various people, including Raza, as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
About 10,000 infants have died in the hospital since it began operating in 1972.
Migration is part of the identity of a society and contributes to the economy, yet migrants are treated as less than permanent residents.
Federico Garcia Lorca lives on in his beloved Granada, in Spain, in this world that is ours.
Stories have always had an important place in human history, but in our present times, we are losing systems that wove and passed on these stories, and even tongues that held them.
A look at history tells us that same-sex marriage is not such a modern, novel concept after all.
Director Dakxin Chhara Bajrange, in Sameer, chooses to tell a story that is ostensibly not his to tell – one about anti-Muslim violence.
Though power has alternated between the NDA and Congress in Punjab or the INLD, Congress and the BJP in Haryana in the last few decades, politicians from all sides cultivated him and protected him.
There seem to be no surprises left in Westeros and the just-concluded season seems to have played fast and loose with time and plot.
In conversation with ethnomusicologist Prashanna Gogoi on his experiments with the Bihu.
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief is accused in the murder of Ram Chander Chhatrapati and the case is being heard in the same CBI court as the rape case.
Based on a familiar motif, the futility of crime, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz tries to rise above its limitations but is too inconsistent and jaded for its own good.
The state-run Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication is going to build cowsheds on two acres of its land, to provide ‘fresh milk’ to students and staff.