Toy-makers in Kondapalli village of Andhra Pradesh have been making wooden toys for generations, but now fear that their signature craft may not survive beyond the decade.
Anjali Nerlekar’s ‘Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture’ is rich with depictions of the Bombay literary scene of the post-1960s period.
While the Odia Wikipedia community has made great strides, translating it to a digital language of knowledge will require solving technical challenges and enlisting a more diverse set of contributors and editors.
In its latest season, ‘House of Cards’ fails to compete with the outrage-inducing politics of the real world, but manages to conclude on an interesting note.
The veteran journalist has been recognised for his immense contribution to journalism.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that Western science hasn’t accessed.
In ancient Athens, taxes were not how the wealth of the rich was shared with the people. Instead, this was achieved by a voluntary alternative: liturgy.
The CBFC had refused to grant the film a U/UA certificate and cancelled its scheduled telecast, terming the content controversial and unsuitable for children.
The fact that the university’s mess remained closed in the afternoon during Ramzan was the truth, but that this was done to force non-Muslims to fast was post-truth.
Last week, Dalit villagers in Uttar Pradesh were given soap, detergent and shampoo to ‘clean’ themselves before chief minister Adityanath came to their village. Poet Asang Wankhede responds to the government’s ‘gifts’.
The strike also turned violent in a few places, as farmers vandalised trucks of those who did not participate in the strike and threw produce on the roads.
The Modi government’s silence on attacks against those eating beef sends out a clear message: It might not agree with the gau rakshak’s methods, but it agrees with their intentions.
Goan artist Subodh Kerkar is trying to highlight Gandhi’s contemporary relevance through art, including an app that can create a 3D image of Gandhi on your phone.
Baywatch has a paper-thin plot, which has been unnecessarily padded to pass off as something substantial.
Photographer Omar Sobhani, who has covered many bombings in Kabul, gives an account of the attack that took place on Wednesday.
Terrorist attacks are more than ‘breaking news,’ but the media aren’t taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.
S.R.P. Kalluri’s tenure as Bastar IG unleashed a reign of terror on some of India’s most marginalised. So why do we want future journalists to learn from him?
The in-house watchdog position of public editor is being eliminated as it shifts focus to reader comments, opening up the majority of its articles to them.
Language is like a net which lets us capture some things while letting others slip away.
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
Moscow’s metro is adorned with mosaics, marble statues, and stained glass which showcases the story of the Soviet Union.
At a recent media briefing, a top State Department official fumbled awkwardly so as not to offend his bosses or a US ally.
Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.
R. Sooraj was beaten up brutally by a group in the IIT-M campus after some students held a programme to discuss the Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter.
The Telugu legend had been admitted to the hospital earlier this year with kidney problems.
In addition to revealing the identity of victims without permission, reporters often portray rapes in a way that suggests the victim is to blame.
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman’s antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long-awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
A psychological balance of humility and hubris facilitate good improvisation, not just in music but in art, science and business.
The mindless ‘protest’ by Youth Congress members has been widely condemned but a photo being circulated by a BJP leader of slaughtered cows is old and of uncertain origin.
This week’s column looks at how photographs and pictures help us process trauma but also produce it, in addition to a piece on the poor treatment of domestic workers in India.
Modern music fans like to surround themselves with images representing their musical tastes – and so did Renaissance Italians.
Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him.
Minhaj’s animated, immersive storytelling lends his Netflix show a cathartic feeling that keeps you engaged not only through the funny bits, but also the serious anxieties of being brown in the US.
Reports in the ongoing probe show that his son-in-law tried to set up a secret back channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.
Without protection, Iran’s spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
“The hut leaks when it rains, and we have to seek shelter in the corners of the hut all night. We don’t have any money to buy a tarpaulin,” said Keshri Devi, adding, “the two bars of soap are not going to last forever.”
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
The 1964 National Film Award winner Shehar Aur Sapna, like many of Abbas’s films, deals with contemporary realities in its exploration of Bombay and its dwellers.
In the ten years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
For a long time, it has been the same kind of loud, eye-catching architecture that is deemed iconic. Thankfully, that is changing.