Vairamuthu’s article fails to use any authoritative source, let alone multiple ones, in support of its thesis on Andal.
Is Andal a devadasi? Why, pray, is that Mr Vairamuthu’s call to make?
Defenders of Aadhaar have called opposition to it an organised campaign stemming from paranoia. But a look at the petitioners proves it is anything but.
At a public meeting, Gaware said many of Loya’s friends, including judges, had had their suspicions when the CBI judge died of a sudden heart attack.
First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law.
Leaders like Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid, Umar Khalid, Akhil Gogoi, Kanhaiya Kumar, Richa Singh, Manoj Manzil and many others said they will continue to hold nation-wide protests.
Making attendance mandatory for students and researchers threatens the articulation of responsible freedom – the chief reason for the university’s excellence.
Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
The need of the hour is for journalists to stay united, to display a sense of fraternity.
From Prakash Raj to Kausalya Shankar, several individuals and organisations raised their voices against the state and status quo.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
A temporary injunction against publishing follow up stories on a subject, if left open-ended, can assume the nature of a near permanent injunction.
Poets, academics and others gathered to protest the rising tide of hatred and violence across the country.
This day, 71 years ago, the Constituent Assembly held its first session. The very process by which the constitution was made holds inspiring lessons in the power of hope, active individual leadership, diversity and dissent.
Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
Massive anger witnessed in several places after NSA was imposed on Bhim Army’s founder Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ on November 3.
While action was earlier taken at the behest of top leaders, activists allege that the bureaucracy and police are now acting on their own whims.
The hitherto accepted norms of Indian culture are being re-packaged and distorted out of shape, and all citizens, particularly those who mould public perceptions through their work, need to respond to this challenge.
Kamal Mitra Chenoy referred to the Gujarat “genocide” and called the BJP “anti-Muslim” in his comments on Al Jazeera.
The lanes of the Jantar Mantar have now fallen silent. Has the gulf between the authorities and the people widened?
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The special investigation team got a grab of the suspect enhanced to the maximum possible level with help from a US lab.
Periyar and his legacy can always be problematised. But a necessary pre-condition for this is that he must not be decontextualised.
Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.
Two students write about what they experienced at a protest in Delhi after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
The tragedy with Banaras Hindu University is the decades-long ideological stagnation of the socio-political atmosphere outside it.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
The students said the police lathi-charged without provocation and that they even tried to enter the women’s hostel.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
The reason is simple. The national intellectual landscape is verdant. The Dravidian landscape, on the other hand, is an arid desert, and Periyar was the only cactus plant to have bloomed in it.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
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.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”