PR for dummies and despots.
Women aspiring to be professors of economics, whether at universities in India or in the US, should know that the odds of becoming one are quite bad.
A recent circular asks state colleges to install statues of ‘Swami Vivekananda Ji’ to inculcate nationalistic values among students.
The inauguration of the new bell at Srinagar’s Holy Family Catholic Church, which lost its original bell in an arson attack in 1967, was attended by Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs.
The BJP had mastered this technique earlier but an analysis of a large sample of Rahul Gandhi’s followers suggests the unmistakable use of bots as a tool
If astrology is about how planetary positions influence humans, then what exactly does the ‘strength’ of a planet mean as far as humans are concerned?
Witnesses describe how soldiers killed people inside wooden homes, arrested young men, raped women and burned homes to prevent the residents’ return.
Ecological history of Bangalore can help understand why nature in the city is not just important for the metropolis’s past, but also essential for its resilient future.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
A childlike curiosity and a rare urge to get closer to his ‘multiple identities’ defined Dashrath Patel’s explorations in art. Yet an amnesic nation chooses not to remember independent India’s first multi-media artist and design educator.
The energy that buoyed Girja Devi’s creativity as well as her magical execution of thumri and khayal emerged out of the mehfils.
Instead of trying to eradicate belief in pseudoscientific ideas by diktat, perhaps we should start addressing the factors whose interplay provides a breeding ground for those ideas.
Community leaders of Faisalabad have forbidden Ahmadis from taking part in electoral and parliamentary politics since 1974 when they were declared non-Muslims.
Studies show that, in general, people who feel good, do good – and likewise, people who do good, feel better. The rich are no exception.
Indonesian, an engineered language made in the time of colonialism, is “the envy of the multilingual world”. But no one speaks standard Indonesian on the streets.
Verma was arrested in the middle of the night merely at the behest of a state government. It is an alarming sign.
In conversation with Nalini Malani, one of India’s foremost contemporary feminist artists, about the influences that have informed her work, what it was like being a woman artist in the ’70s and more.
Pullman shows how science – like religion – can suffer from institutionalisation, and how a non-democratic approach can stifle the very principles on which science was founded.
Uttaran Das Gupta’s Visceral Metropolis is relentless in its pursuit to look at a city through nostalgia, love, revulsion, progress, climate change, and through everything, hope.
Radio Mirchi accused of broadcasting “defamatory content.”
Visibilising your disability – especially when you have the option not to – takes serious bravery.
Not only did the campaign address the fact that sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for women, it also shifted the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem.
With the staggering rise of wealth inequality and the increasing concentration of ideas and access to an audience in the hands of a few, largely elite writers, it’s the voices on the margins that need to be heard.
Verma was part of a fact-finding team from the Editors Guild of India last year which investigated the intimidation of journalists in the state.
Kamal Mitra Chenoy referred to the Gujarat “genocide” and called the BJP “anti-Muslim” in his comments on Al Jazeera.
Hollywood’s sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls’ first sexual experience is forced.
Street vending is the natural outcome of the urban process, almost never the result of urban planning or the absence of it.
Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
Those who work with animal skin to make leather, and other items from dead animals, are forced to remain at the bottom rung of society.
Rangeela was told he could re-record his mimicry of Rahul Gandhi but not that of the prime minister. Then he was asked to avoid Rahul too.
The prohibition on the entry of women in Sabarimala perpetuates prejudice and is prima facie unsustainable being violative of Article 14 of the constitution.
The hate tracker, which was intended to be a “crowd-sourced database of hate crimes in India since September 2015” was an editorial initiative driven by former editor Bobby Ghosh.
How did Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, carry out a cultural achievement on a barren island that seemingly lacked both resources and people?
The lanes of the Jantar Mantar have now fallen silent. Has the gulf between the authorities and the people widened?
Girija Devi’s incisive voice invariably rang strong and true when she took to the stage, carrying with it the wisdom and experience of a lifetime spent with music.
The Supreme Court seems to have tread a course which marks a definitive, if not an entirely radical, departure from India’s original constitutional project of social transformation through state intervention.
Girija Devi, one of the foundational figures of Banaras and Senia gharana died on Tuesday in Kolkata after a cardiac arrest.
Hume’s skepticism had earned him a lifetime of abuse and reproach from the pious, including a concerted effort to excommunicate him from the Church of Scotland.
My goal with this experiment was to get students thinking about their habits, rather than to necessarily change them.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.