The idea of falling in love with a robot may appear outlandish today, but who knows how it will play out in the future?
The right to love, the right to dissent and right to question seem now more at risk within the Indian subcontinent than ever before.
Siddhartha Kararwal emphasises his work is not political, but just his way of looking at the times we live in
It is no surprise that a state whose law and order machinery is headed by a minister with such semantic predilections will tend to look the other way when various members of his ‘panth nirpeksha’ government justify the use of violence in defence of their ‘dharma’.
Students of FTII have been harassed at the International Film Festival simply because they had gone on strike, say flmmakers
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee believes the return of awards – or ‘award-vapasi’ – is a way of protest and that the decision by various artists and academicians in India to return their honours was evidently spontaneous. His latest observation – made during an interaction on Wednesday with a delegation of […]
On Wednesday, November 25, the actor Aamir Khan issued a statement refuting the allegations made against him by various politicians and individuals in the media. The Wire is reproducing the brief text in full
BJP MP and Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath also has taken a swipe at Khan, and had said nobody has stopped him from leaving India if he wants to and it will help reduce the country’s population.
To say, as BJP stalwarts have done, that Aamir Khan’s stardom is evidence of the country’s ‘tolerance’ is to merely prove that a climate of nasty majoritarianism is in the air: “Look, despite India being a Hindu nation we still allow Muslims to rise to the top.”
The Tate’s latest exhibition, Artist and Empire, is long overdue.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
How does a free media handle press releases from increasingly faction ridden underground organisations which often amount to threats issued to individuals under the shadow of the gun on individuals and business establishments?
If those cave paintings where human beings drew representations of life marked the beginning of human culture, this mob and police intimidation of art is surely the death of it.
The news channel has suspended a reporter for editorialising in a tweet on US policy towards refugees. But her crime wasn’t that she expressed an opinion. It’s that she expressed the wrong opinion.
An insider’s account by Ambassador Satyabrata Pal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial visit to the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots – published by The Wire on Tuesday – has been restored to Facebook, a day after the social networking service erased the story […]
While suicide is the unnatural and untimely termination of life, Santhara is the peaceful and gradual path to the extinguishing of life. It is not unnatural or sudden.
In any society, especially one that proclaims its democracy from the rooftop on every occasion, the right to dissent is paramount. Yet those who do usually end up facing the full might of the state.
The present government is religion-oriented rather than being science-oriented, and it therefore becomes interesting to compare science and religion.
For millions of his devotees across the world, the Dalai Lama is the embodiment of humanity and compassion. The Dalai Lama, whose real name is Tenzin Gyatso, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is known for his decades-long struggle for Tibet’s autonomy. The spiritual leader believes […]
Anyone who has studied history knows that the people of the Indus Valley civilisation built cities and towns with excellent drainage and sewage systems. Five thousand years later, have we in India moved forward or backward?
The following is the text of a public statement issued by the Editors of six newspapers in Nagaland – the Nagaland Post, Nagaland Page, Morung Express, Eastern Mirror, Tir Yimyim and Capi – on November 15, 2015. On October 25 2015, the Editors of five Nagaland-based media houses were issued a notification by […]
The recent launch of a compilation of journalist, novelist, filmmaker and thinker K.A. Abbas’ s writings highlighted the continuing relevance of his passion for speaking truth to power Mumbai: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was a journalist and writer, activist and filmmaker, scenarist, scriptwriter, thinker, and philosopher all rolled into one, […]
From a professional perspective, no longer can producers of video content think about a singular platform, but must make sure that the content is available across a number of platforms, in a number of formats, which all have individual specifications.
For Fernando Haddad, mayor of the biggest city in the southern hemisphere, a Smart City is all about better public services, democratic space and inclusive growth, even if it comes at the cost of re-election.
Mandarin’s addition to South Africa’s school curriculum appears to be more of a political ploy than a sound educational policy.
He was a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies and “isms” to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history and human destiny.
Across cultures, children brought up in religious households tend to be less altruistic, a study published in the journal Current Biology has found.
Note: this article may contain spoilers for those unfamiliar with the story. In the new movie Spotlight, there’s a wonderful scene where a reporter is seeking documents in a courthouse. The building is a dreary linoleum monument to The Way Things Are. In the scene, a recalcitrant clerk […]
Every time you read an article on The New York Times, your browsing history could be disseminated to as many as 44 third-party domains.
New Delhi: The run-in of Greenpeace India with the authorities seems to be showing no signs of abating as the Registrar of Societies of the State of Tamil Nadu has now cancelled its registration, prompting the environmental watchdog to state that the move was a “demonstration of the […]
SelfCompileApp isn’t artificially intelligent but it is remarkably deadly because it could push already-nervous civil-servants over the edge.
New Delhi: The noted historian Romila Thapar has issued a statement making it clear that contrary to reports in some sections of the media, she did not take part in an event organised by the Congress party think-tank, the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, on Friday. “I […]
“To sacrifice the Akademi awards does not seem to be appropriate. [They] carry a rare dignity reflecting their national character and so should remain above the fracas.”
Protestors send letter to the President and the Prime Minister expressing fears that institutions were being dismantled in the country
The Gunpowder Plot occurred against a background of religious persecution, suspected witchcraft, and plague.
On the whole, our folk literature is a creation of agro-culture and, most probably, new creations which are an image of that bygone culture will not be born again. Our urgent duty is to document those old creations and nurture them in modern poetry, plays and so on.
They are reminders that I am a proud Sikh, and among all other significant contributions we make to society, we also make people laugh – especially in these intolerant, stressful times.
The unique challenges of feeding an army, and how World War II kick-started food research that changed what and how the Indian army eats.
The actor is not the first cultural personality to be criticised by BJP leaders for expressing concerns about the direction the country is taking. But while the others have been accused of staging a “manufactured revolt”, none was labelled a Pakistani agent.
Germaine Greer’s rosy views about the place of Indian women in society raised objections from many who attended her lectures in Mumbai