Sunburn, the popular electronic dance music festival, was forced to cancel David Guetta’s concert tonight in Bengaluru, when the authorities denied permission citing a ‘law and order’ situation.
While the government talks about smart cities, the reality of India’s urbanisation is a web of increasing inequalities and powerless local authorities.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The Metropolis-Urban Winter Festival in Guwahati was shut down abruptly with insufficient explanation after a minister tweeted his objection.
Held inside a forest in Assam’s Goalpara district in mid-December, the annual festival has become an example of a unique format of contemporary theatre in India.
A tribute to a peerless art critic, storyteller and thinker who made generations believe that ways of seeing art translates into ways of being in the world.
If the sport is banned, farmers will be forced to abandon the raising of native livestock, which already stands threatened due to the extensive use of motor pumps, tractors and mechanised agriculture.
In Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism, James T. Hamilton gives a bird’s eye view of the ecosystem of investigative reporting and addresses its costs, benefits and impact.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep criticised the US president-elect for mocking a disabled reporter and warned that a free press would need to be defended.
Sartsedt had one big hit, “where do you go to my lovely” which topped the British charts in 1969
In a country where classical music connoisseurs are dwindling and the demand for the genre is on a steady decline, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan kept the flame of his art alive with a robust vigour and peerless flair.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
Artists, performers, musicians and passers-by have pitched in to restore a beloved cultural centre to its former glory in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah.
As part of a trial run of the smart cities initiative, the middle and inner circle of Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
An email sent to the BJP president and to the Prime Minister’s Office suggests Shishir Gupta was serving as the eyes and ears of the ruling party in its war of attrition with Delhi’s AAP government.
The last of a generation of musicians born in the 1920s, he will be remembered as a legendary and innovative sitar player.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Berger spoke to the viewer as an equal, taking us with him on a journey of captivating stories that made art theory come alive
Were your teachers right about when to use commas and about not starting sentences with ‘and’?
This week’s column is about the hurdles of maintaining friendships across long distances, changes in financial status and language barriers.
The dhak might be getting a new lease of life as women have stormed a male bastion and have taken up playing Bengal’s traditional big drum.
Evading science communication simply because it is difficult, time-consuming or not important enough reflects more on how much scientists value their own work and its place in posterity.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
The well-known musicians were forced to cancel their planned appearance at Pune’s Sunburn festival because their visas to travel to Indian were rejected.
Multinational brands that offer culturally ambiguous products – like the McVeggie burger – will get to define global citizenship in the coming year.
2016 has had all the makings of a turning point in Indian history. What will 2017 hold?
In a year full of protests and mass mobilisation, a list ten acts of defiance that were particularly important.
Newspapers depict young women as “the public face of binge drinking” which leads to women being judged more harshly for drunken behaviour than men.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
2016 has been a grim year for pop music, but the latest celebrity deaths highlight the depth of our rich popular culture.
The Centre For Women’s Development Studies’ 2017 calendar uses images from a 1961 pageant held to showcase the various traditional attires of Indian women.
The newspaper started publication and distribution for the first time after it was banned through an order passed by the district magistrate on October 2.
How can educators face the new challenges brought by the Alt-Right and post-truth environment?
The park provides a blueprint for the transformations taking place in public spaces across the city under the guise of development.
The claims, and their popularisation, were further hobbled by glaring regulatory failures and/or a lapse of other checks.
In a world where women are simply handed down their limits to be followed in every sphere of life, Dangal kicks at conventions through pure act, through the sheer body of the female.
From Sairat to Kapoor and Sons, Indian cinema saw diversity, nuance and courage in the last year.