Urmilesh speaks to senior journalist Om Thanvi and investigative reporter Neha Dixit about the selective allegations of corruption, media’s role in propagating the braid cutting scare and the attempted kidnapping case in Chandigarh.
We appear to be living in a time when people have realised that if the dominant sense is whimsy, then they would be foolish to think any other way.
While the Veerashaivas emerged in opposition to dominant Brahmanical Hindu traditions, in more recent times they haven’t asserted their dissensions.
The conduct of the Sameeksha Trust demonstrates that one does not have to be a Congress chamcha or CPI(M) apparatchik or Sanghi ideologue to undermine and devalue the integrity of a great scholarly institution.
Private sanitation coverage in households with men looking for marriage increased by 21% in Haryana, which has one of the worst sex ratios in the country.
The number of Parsis is dwindling, which needs solutions like adoption and changing old fashioned notions of racial purity.
Siddharth Dhananjay was studying philosophy and economics in a US college when his parody rap videos went viral, winning him a plum US movie role.
What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile?
This week: A viral song about potholes that ruffled many political feathers, the lack of Indians in ‘Dunkirk’ and a video that turns men into sex objects.
The long-standing friendship between Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker turned sour during the course of building of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the North and South Blocks, which affected the way the ‘power corridor’ ultimately shaped up.
According to a research, suicide-related Google searches increased in the weeks following the spring release of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Muslims have made contributions in arts, sciences and public life, but as citizens and not specifically as members of a community.
With the help of development workers from a non-profit, Barkheda’s villagers are using the commons for the mutual benefit of the community at large.
Gurgaon, just like the family it examines, hides secrets aplenty – secrets that are dark, disturbing, disgusting.
The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters’ struggles.
The Sameeksha Trust responds to criticism that it compromised the editorial independence of the magazine in the face of corporate pressure.
By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU’s commitment to social justice.
The former editor of EPW has been accused of undermining the review process at the journal, promising higher payments to his close associates, and making inappropriate and sexist comments at the workplace.
Theatre enthusiasts and the curious turned out in large numbers when Delhi’s radical street theatre group Jana Natya Manch opened its decades-old trunks.
A number of Twitter handles that were active in defending the industrialist when his Australia project came under fire have now trained their guns on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
Emily Brontë’s 199th birthday is a good time to sweep away the fluff of romantic notions that shroud her only novel, and to examine her genius.
The Sameeksha Trust has not explained its specific issues with the Adani article, while Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has said he has evidence for all allegations made in it.
In a statement, the party has clarified that the sudden increase in Amit Shah’s assets is due to the properties he inherited after his mother’s death in 2013.
The Congress’s backing of the demand is being seen as an attempt to woo Lingayat votes and undercut the BJP’s push for Hindu consolidation.
Despite sweeping reforms to Vietnam’s economy and growing openness to social change, the ruling party does not tolerate criticism.
Iran boycotted the haj last year after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2015.
Founded in 1911, the Baron Hotel played host to adventurers, writers, kings, aviators, Bedouin chiefs and presidents until the war forced it to close down.
In conversation with Priyanka Pathak-Narain about her research into the rise of Ramdev, India’s surprising godman-tycoon.
The great Hindi writer remains as relevant today as he was more than a century ago.
The protest at the airport was led by Imtiyaz Jaleel, an AIMIM legislator, who said Taslima Nasreen had “hurt religious sentiments” of Muslims globally.
‘India Dissents’, edited by Ashok Vajpeyi, leaves you with thoughts that make you understand the value of Indian citizenship.
114 former officers stand with #NotInMyName, ‘dismayed’ at vigilantism and free speech crackdown
No explanation has been given and no editor is willing to take responsibility for having pulled the plug on the news item.
Nagi Shiva, a domestic worker from Lokkere village, lets us into her remote world on the edge of Bandipur National Park in Karnataka.
It is no secret that the US state machinery has a vested interest in monitoring Hollywood’s output, but its say in the editing suite goes deeper than we think.
In an era of radical individualism and narcissistic representation of self, it’s easy to forget that there was a time where society sought to hone the beauty of its soul.
For years, the nomadic tribespeople of FATA have been living lives without identities, depriving them of basic and vital socio-economic opportunities.
Eunice has been widely acclaimed as a poet, novelist and anthologist of 19th and 20th century Indian writing. She was also a critic, columnist and writer for children.
Raúl Castro, breaking step with his brother Fidel’s path, grapples with the complex question: how do you develop Cuba’s post-communist economy?
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.