Coffee has transformed wild mountainsides into plantations at the expense of their natural diversity. At the same time, it’s established itself in the last millennium as the companion of the thinking soul.
“A call to the media and the general public to reflect upon the deeply disquieting trends visible in the public sphere and in our polity today”
Chronicling and reinterpreting the life of Vincent van Gogh, Loving Vincent attempts to not only bring the story of the masterful painter to life, but also mirror his process.
Bhagat Singh remained an atheist and a progressive till the very end, seeing his struggle as a way of removing inequalities and injustices
Ulsoor Lake is one of the last strongholds in a water-starved city whose hundreds of old reservoirs have largely been drained to be built upon or reduced to dumping grounds in the last 40 years.
While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
Full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi on March 17, 2016.
The order by a judge against a television channel has far reaching implications for the electronic media
Political experience, not Sufism, is what distinguishes Indian Muslims from others.
New Delhi: Even as the Delhi Police on Wednesday questioned RTI activist-journalist Pushp Sharma for a second day in connection with the authenticity of AYUSH ministry documents on which he based his story on Muslims allegedly being discriminated against by the Centre in the selection of yoga trainers and teachers, […]
In perhaps the first case of a reporter or RTI activist being summoned by the police for circulating information that he or she maintains was obtained through the RTI process, Sharma was interrogated for four hours.
Lyle Pearson remembers his friend P.K. Nair, film archivist and film scholar and founder of the National Film Archive of India.
Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram ranked the highest of the 21 cities studied in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems, but they still lagged behind benchmark cities London and New York.
Government circles believe the time is right for a battered West Asia to turn towards India, where Islam coexists with multiple religions.
“My novel is dark because I wrote it in a state of bechaini [anxiety]. In truth, I would like to think of myself as in a state of neither extreme pessimism nor optimism.”
So said writer-academic Purushottam Agrawal, responding to filmmaker Govind Nihalani, during the spirited conversation that took place between them at the India International Centre on March 9, about writing, freedom, and technology.
Sharmila Tagore reflects on the place of storytelling in the shared past and future of India and Pakistan.
Standing up for Bharat Mata even as we kill reason, sense, and one of her flood plains.
The godman has become an accomplice in the million injustices that scar this land every day. In turn, the politician finds ways to ensure the baba’s revenue model enjoys state protection and patronage.
In a single generation, snakes have become more valuable to the Irula alive than dead.
Villages across states are imposing mobile phone bans on young women in order to control their new independence and mobility.
The upcoming Art of Living cultural festival in Delhi is not the first time that right-wingers within the Indian polity are embarrassing the Indian state. A similar situation developed in 1957 when the Vishva Dharma Sammelan (world conference of all religions) was organised in Delhi on November 17-18, 1957. The […]
When threats are made to kill Kanhaiya, we can’t help but recall the killings of other activists over the years
The need to ease out the influence of New Age gurus is more immediate than ever. Otherwise, the stranglehold of religious cults on governments would become a reality sooner than later.
In the 1970s the ABVP targeted a progressive students’ movement at Osmania University using strategies very similar to those used at JNU today.
Women don’t need to be told to be indoors because going out means risking their safety. They need to know they have the right to take that risk if they feel their dignity lies in doing so.
What we need is a full national symbol –a slant-eyed, black Bharat Mata, crippled by hunger and deprivation, pain and disease, dressed in rags and chains, howling in rage while being eaten by a lion and getting ready to be reborn unchained.
Donald Trump has changed the face of media and politics alike. It’s a simple formula: new media + reality TV = new media reality.
If television debates resemble gladiatorial contests, it is not an accident. Informed deliberation and debates cannot be settled in 60 minutes, and are thus not conducive to the mode of hector and holler on primetime television.
The lesson of the last century, a lesson obtained through the ashes of millions of lives lost, was to not let the light of free thought be snuffed out ever again in the name of anything, be it race, nation, territory, language, religion.
Like JNU, the people of Jammu and Kashmir too need the space to be able to debate all issues openly – free from the violence that pro-separatist groups use to ensure there is no space for dissent.
Tarabai Shinde took far more liberty with Hinduism in her 1882 book than the students the Union HRD minister considers ‘seditious’.
A Bhairavi thumri, as sung by the reclusive Anjanibai Malpekar, the unsung queen of the genre, who taught many later stars of the Hindustani classical world, including Begum Akhtar, Kumar Gandharva and Kishori Amonkar
When a regime stifles campus voices and public discourse by invoking the nation as a deity, it is working against the Constitutional vision of a nation of a billion conversations and questions
JNU students and supporters spoke to The Wire about what it means to have Kanhaiya Kumar back on campus.
New Delhi: In another example of academic autonomy and freedom of expression coming under strain, Amit Sengupta, a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, has resigned after being issued a transfer order to IIMC Dhenkenal – a move he described as a “punishment posting” and a […]
In response to the bail order granting bail to JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Indira Jaising reminds us that there can be no anticipatory restraint on free speech
Ryszard Kaja (born 1962, Poznan, Poland) is one of his Poland’s leading poster artists and continues a long tradition of poster art in his country. His mixed-media posters – simple and striking, but subtle and always surprising – are on display for the first time in India at […]
In response to what they say is a concerted government attack on universities, teachers from several institutions in Delhi came together to talk about the importance of academic freedom.
“Perhaps what has been most baffling about the fallout from JNU, following the February 9 protest, has been the reckless reporting in many quarters of the mainstream media and across the web. Possibly slanderous and libelous, the coverage has no doubt been unethical, irresponsible, and more sensational […]
After his release, Kumar maintained that he’d never raised any anti-India slogans, asserting the truth would prevail.