Research isn’t just about producing papers but also about letting people visualise and experience the complex story and impact behind it, and art can help.
The creation of emoji can be likened to Newspeak in George Orwell’s 1984 – they are tightly controlled by the few for the many.
How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Anthropologist Percy Leason thought he was painting the extinction of Victoria’s indigenous aborigines in the 1930s. He was wrong, but his portraits are surprisingly sympathetic.
Despite support from the Bhutan king and others, elderly rural women tagged as ‘poison givers’ have a hard time convincing others not to treat them as outcaste.
The public broadcaster – which runs Doordarshan and AIR – has apparently been asked to give up its PTI and UNI subscriptions and rely instead on Hindustan Samachar.
The Republic of Kiribati is experiencing baki-aba, or ‘land hunger’, as its population grows and atolls shrink.
A look at the ongoing struggle for separate statehood in Kalimpong.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
DCP Cyber Crime said a case has been registered against the comedy troupe on charges of “defamation” and “publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form”.
Violence against those struggling to protect the environment has increased globally, with at least 200 people murdered in 2016 alone.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
Edgar Allen Poe famously thought it was ‘such a great misfortune’, to lose the capacity to be alone with oneself, to get caught up in the crowd, to surrender one’s singularity to mind-numbing conformity.
South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011 but descended into war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar.
A Syrian artist has created images to show world leaders what they would look like if they weren’t born with the privileges they have.
By ‘finding’ a lost city from the air, archaeologists fail to understand the depth of knowledge that communities have of their place and their past.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
This week: A rebuttal to fat-shamers, how weight shapes the way we’re treated by others and the frustration of being over-stuffed by doting parents.
Hemango Biswas’ daughter Rongili’s unique journey to Assam attempts to shed light on an era of artistes and their fearless campaign against injustices.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
Titled ‘The Kaziranga Song’, the parody video’s humorous take on the continuing turmoil in Nagaland has fast become popular with a frustrated population.
The rejection of the imposition of Hindi is both an attempt to reject cultural homogenisation from the north and an expression of the desire for economic mobility by choosing English.
Urmilesh discusses how both the print and broadcast media have covered the recent communal violence in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Joining him for this episode are Sevanti Ninan, editor of The Hoot and Nidhi Kulpati, senior editor at NDTV India.
In a trend that can be observed across the continent, Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hot spots of Christian higher education growth worldwide.
The Theresa May government, worried about upsetting powerful Hindu groups, is hesitating to go ahead with consultations on the caste discrimination issue.
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Regardless of whether films satisfy some technical definition of philosophy, the fact remains that they can have on us the same effect that the great, perennial works of philosophy do.
Middle-class protests are few and far between in Ahmedabad, but they hold a great significance.
It’s important to question our intuitive moral responses to the ethical conundrums that come out of medical intervention and crime prevention.
Since the nature of work is so universal and yet so varied, it makes a huge difference knowing the level of one’s overall contentment and whether what one does for a living is enjoyable, pleasure-inducing or not.
“Is the heart capable of bleeding, hurting, breaking and bending out of shape for the ones it loves? So is the vagina.”
Western Odisha’s bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains are the sole home of the state’s Dongria Kondh tribe, a community numbering a few thousand. The mountains, streams and forests are integrated into their lives and cultural traditions.
The actress was abducted in Kochi on the night of February 17 and molested by a gang of men who also took pictures and video footage of her.
In the fourth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the state of Hindi media with senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Vidya Subramanian.
The protesters, who have come from different parts of the world, hold world leaders responsible for a range of global problems.
Erdogan’s conservative AKP has doubled religion class hours, removed evolutionary theory from classrooms and shut down universities in his bid to raise a “pious generation”.