Not only has Muslim representation fallen dramatically, it is a third of what it should be in proportion to population.
An exhibition of photographs is a glimpse into the lives and looks of Indians who had moved to Britain in the 1950s and after.
As many as eight firemen have lost their lives in last four months while saving other people.
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
The exhibition, which opens in Mumbai on Friday, features photographs from Taraporevala’s archive that were captured decades ago using analogue film cameras.
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
Hearing of a murder in an Indian hill station, Kipling discussed the case with Arthur Conan Doyle. Arguably, the case was passed on to Agatha Christie.
The channel’s new show with Reza Aslan, which premiered with an episode about a cannibalistic sect in UP, has drawn flak for being culturally offensive.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
Basant is a season of happiness and hope, as is the raga Basant, the only raga to use all 12 notes of the scale.
The secrets to Meera’s mass success are the drop of universal truth in her books, her seemingly endless energy, her adventurous spirit as a writer, and her willingness to explore other places.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
Citizens of Bengaluru will have to brace themselves for more protests to save its green cover.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Rising incomes and smaller families are making urban India’s children the kings of their households.
His comments come in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between RSS-affiliate ABVP and left-backed AISA supporters in the Delhi University and a raging debate over free speech and nationalism.
The CBFC has denied the film a certificate for “glorifying” homosexual relationships, “vulgarity”, depicting Hinduism in a “derogatory” fashion and for depicting a Muslim woman masturbating.
In conversation with contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his collaborations with performers from the Northeast, how he developed a style of his own and more.
The Sangh brigade is trying every tactic to silence any view that opposes its agenda.
Students and faculty members have said that the administration is not holding the required consultative processes and making decisions in a secretive manner.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
Much before iPhones and YouTube, a gaudy machine on our railway platforms provided entertainment and information. It’s all but gone, but a fortuitous meeting makes Pallavi Aiyar’s childhood spring to life.
Researchers have done significant work to find out how music connects to our brains and how just a few notes can trigger specific responses among us.
More than a thousand students marched in north campus to protest against the recent violence by members and supporters of ABVP, the student wing of the BJP.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
This week’s column reflects on the politics of the Oscars and the significance we attach to the politicised identities of entertainers and their statements.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
‘There are 25 crore Muslims in the country, where will you fling them? If you throw them in the ocean, it will dry up; if you think of burying them, there won’t be enough land for it. The only solution is that you embrace them.’
While most humans struggle to maintain a sense of psychological unity, contradictions produce destabilising breaches in the self, and they are a necessary ingredient for triggering intellectual creativity.
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
Amid debates about higher education, The Wire republishes a letter written in solidarity for JNU with over 400 signatories from across India and the world.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
These pictures chronicle the excitement of the bulls, their owners, potential bull tamers and the prizes they compete for in this traditional festival.
The visit of the prime minister will send a wrong signal and award legitimacy to buildings that the Isha Foundation “constructed illegally”, critics say.
The BBC has managed to widen the prevailing distrust between the forest department and conservationists who wish to research and critically analyse the Kaziranga model.
Why did the Druze come to the Middle East? DNA technology and modern day genetics may offer insight into origins of the esoteric Druze people- a mystery yet unsolved.
Modi’s unwitting embrace of Bachchan’s two phenomenally popular avatars contributes significantly to his popularity among today’s youth.