In the light of Jodhpur University’s February 16 decision to suspend Prof Rajshree Ranawat for inviting Prof Nivedita Menon to deliver a lecture on nationalism earlier this month, The Wire is republishing an article Menon wrote about the ‘controversy’.
Mayawati has alleged that the media actively discriminates against her party, calling media organisations Brahmanical.
FTII says that Gurvinder Singh violated the shooting norms given to him, while Singh says this comes in the wake of his support of a suspended student.
The editor of the newspaper’s website must not be made a scapegoat for an illegal act that was committed by others more powerful than him
Hindered by climate, a dearth of funds and limited demand, Hem Chandra Goswami perseveres to keep the centuries old folk art form of mask making a living and thriving tradition.
British band Wild Beasts’ newest video for their song, ‘Alpha Female’ turns the spotlight on Bengaluru’s women skateboarding community.
This Valentine’s Day, N.D. Rajkumar provides a sober reminder of what love can mean to Dalits in a nation where transgressive love often results in death.
“If the NDMC is doing something like that on its own building, what will happen to the rest of Delhi?” asked the architect of the iconic building.
Sevanti Ninan, Vipul Mudgal and M.K. Venu on what lies behind recent spate of media sackings.
This week’s column looks at multiple interpretations of feminism and gender equality.
The cases will be registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code along with section 126A and B of the Representation of the People Act.
Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Sing Me Home’ features tunes composed or arranged by different global artists as it examines the ever-changing idea of home.
The nomadic Changpas of Hanle Valley in Ladakh herd pashmina goats, live in high-altitude pasturelands and even retain old barter systems – but their ways of life are changing.
Originally released only on CDs, Mollywood is now popular in cinemas across western Uttar Pradesh.
The filmmaker takes the audience for granted, believing it will accept anything at face value.
A look at the lives of a few Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in a resettlement camp in Kairana.
In conversation with Bhuvanesh Komkali about what it means to be Kumar Gandharva’s grandson, why Skype isn’t the medium for teaching Hindustani Classical music and more.
The vicious cycle of corporate investments in the Indian media plays a major part in stifling the press.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Both the India Art Fair and the Jaipur Literary Festival have expanded and developed at a time when there is a increasing appetite in India for what they offer, as well as growing international interest in India’s modern culture.
The attacks on creative expression and freedom of speech concern us all. Today it is films and books; tomorrow it could be journalism and much more.
He also criticised people who had “made statements contrary to the faith, limiting the education of the girl child, forcing a glass ceiling on the role women play in society”
For the Supreme Court, the question of interim stay on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu Amendment Act is still open.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor Media coverage of the Budget in an earlier day had a certain ceremony of passage in the country’s news rooms. Editorial teams would sit in front of television sets with notepads and pens to jot down news points as the Union […]
The Jackie Chan-starrer is formulaic and predictable, and tries a little too hard to be funny.
The cow, the bull and the buffalo are unlikely to disappear from mainstream Indian politics for some time.
Even well-meaning Israelis are guilty of ‘normalising’ the Israeli occupation of Palestine, says Marcy Newman. Not true, says Shulman, Israeli scholar and activist for Palestinian rights, and the organiser of Krishna’s recent concerts.
Writers and artistes can no longer afford to stay away from political issues.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn’t adequately describe the medium’s flexibility, diversity and potential.
After Subramaniam Swamy’s objection to the name, ‘Republic’, Goswami was forced to change the name to ‘Republic TV’.
Taking exception to the widespread protests across the state in support of Jallikattu, the Supreme Court observed that such things cannot be permitted in a country governed by the rule of law.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
Nothing much has changed from the time I was attacked by goons 17 years ago, says director Hansal Mehta
“The aim of acts of intimidation and hostility appears to be to clear the area of any dissenting voices [in Bastar] so that the police and security forces have a free hand.”
The famed producer, formidable actor and founder of Kohinoor Theatre, a leading mobile theatre company of the state, compelled all classes to pay heed to this unique theatre form.
According to the group members, the judges did not take offence to them using actual swear words, but found ‘bra’ and ‘panty’ obscene.
By overturning the censor board’s decision on the ‘Miss You’ music video, the tribunal has set an important precedent.
An exhibition, Part Narratives, put together a collection of works that portrayed the experience of Partition and the characteristics of memory.
Various groups want a ban on the play for justifying the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
While editors, under law, continue to be responsible for whatever appears in the periodical they edit, more and more of the content is being removed from their purview.