Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that, through repetitive familiarity, have become almost invisible to the resident.
‘Newton’ isn’t just political; it’s also deeply personal, searing with existential angst seldom seen in Hindi cinema these days.
For the majority, everyday issues like job and food security beat concerns about war with their nuclear neighbour. The minority find solace in spiritualism.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
As Mosul rebuilds, its past is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often embraced many traditions.
For IS militants, unlike Socrates, only an “unexamined life” is worth living.
The reason is simple. The national intellectual landscape is verdant. The Dravidian landscape, on the other hand, is an arid desert, and Periyar was the only cactus plant to have bloomed in it.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
For megacities, it’s time to start planning for a disrupted future.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The police has reportedly taken four members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura into custody in relation to Santanu Bhowmik’s death.
Hindu, Shia and Sunni religious leaders were present at the event held in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Yes, Batla House is a ghetto, but it is so much more than just that.
Many attempts have been made to modernise the Mahalaya, but Bengalis still retain their love for the first one recorded for Akashvani in 1932.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
You are the mask you wear. Your fake profile is your real profile.
With the future of artisans uncertain, this year’s Nine.Squares – Jaipur Design show is aimed at reflecting on how artisans can be integrated with the design community.
In All the worlds between, an enaction of a collaboration between sets of Indian and Irish poets results in an interplay of themes that we may have never considered we shared.
This week: What psychological studies and micro-dosing on LSD tell us about productivity, creativity and work culture.
After footage from the US’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Modern readers and writers have long since forgotten what happened back then, but poetry today would not be the same without the 13th century.
Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
Modern art offers metaphoric and transcendent alternatives to the real world while contemporary art is immersed in the immediate and the present.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Apartheid restrictions and the defiant, joyful freedom of the group’s music meant gigs were scarce and the human tensions of operating in such a climate were corrosive.
In many everyday contexts, the accusation of ‘hurt religious sentiments’ does not apply to artistic expression.
There are plenty of ways that one can categorise humanity, and using colour is merely a relatively recent one. In the past, criteria other than complexion were used for categorisation.
John Ashbery, a genius of modern poetry and one of the most influential figures of late-20th and early-21st-century American literature, died on September 3 in New York at the age of 90.
Secular people, including atheists, in Indonesia have to assume multiple identities: they step into a religious persona for the religious family and friends, and a real one for trusted peers.
Simran may not have the most gripping plot and may stretch at times, but is entertaining throughout, thanks to its star.
Board a train, thrust your way through the crowd to some messy corner of a general compartment and you start losing your identity.
A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that it will cost Rs 12.5 crore per city per year for 10 years to report air pollution and its severity in real time.
Banning the game will not take away the many psychological issues that young teens are susceptible to – just the way banning heavy metal is not going to stop spree or serial killings.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
For the residents of this city of nearly two million, ‘informality’ is an all-encompassing, defining feature of everyday life in the capital.
The apex body of Roman Catholic Christians today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of hatred by Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.