The kangri, or kanger as it is locally known, is filled with embers and held against the body under a pheran, an overgarment unique to Kashmir, for providing warmth.
Singer maintains that disability, unlike race or gender, comes with intrinsic suffering – sometimes great enough that it is more compassionate to end the lives of infants than to force them to live in pain.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu rechristened the Chowk as ‘Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk’ in a ceremony today.
Tortured, and denied a fair trial, Hamed Haydara landed on death row.
It is time to reflect on the Internet and its role from the perspective of the people, of the public interest and of society.
Argentina’s aspirations of becoming world leader in lithium production raises questions pertaining to whether the benefits will trickle down to the local communities.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
This week: Writers take on Donald Trump’s comment with pieces on media bias, Haiti’s history and the US’s exclusionary immigration policies.
Street-side barbers work in villages, towns and cities across India. But what’s life like for them? Abdul Majeed Salmani and Baba Thakur, two barbers in Delhi, talk about their profession and the challenges they face.
The murderous rivalry between the Sangh parivar and the CPI(M) in Kerala’s Kannur is the subject of Eeda, a new Malayalam film being praised as a sociologically acute take on the conflict.
Tishani Doshi’s Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods captures gendered violence, and yet, celebrates the impossible beauty of the everyday.
The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 removes the security net that exists around our nationally protected monuments.
While champagne seems eternal and unchanging, its fame is in fact the product of four founding myths.
A journalist’s immersive look at modern relationships in the metropolis throws light on dark corners.
Mariam Abou Zahab was an unconventional teacher who never tired of guiding policymakers, journalists and students through the maze of Pakistani and Afghan politics.
Vinod Dua discusses the case of Indian journalists stealing silver cutlery during an official dinner in London and the latest available data on the ambitious smart cities project.
We cannot let 1.8 billion people wander in the world without introducing some global regulations on how to limit the negative aspects of tourism.
The Reuters journalists had been arrested a month ago in connection with reporting on the situation in Rakhine state.
Without data, it is impossible to track progress or identify policies and interventions that are achieving gender equality.
Harish Khare on the UIDAI’s decision to file an FIR against a reporter and editor-in-chief of The Tribune for reporting on Aadhaar data breach.
Taha Siddiqui reports for France 24 and is the Pakistan bureau chief of Indian television channel WION.
The study confirmed that witchcraft accusations act as punishment for those who do not cooperate with local norms.
Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks.
Bannon was quoted in a new book about the Trump White House as calling Donald Trump Jr. “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for a meeting during the 2016 presidential campaign with a Russian lawyer.
The Altar of the Only World follows the journeys of three mythological characters through heartbreak, separation, and ultimately, a quest for the self.
In the age of ‘fake news’, it’s more important than ever to make sure that what’s being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
The Tihar Players’ – The Gallows Project recreated the experience of prison with performances by former inmates.
First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law.
Leaders like Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid, Umar Khalid, Akhil Gogoi, Kanhaiya Kumar, Richa Singh, Manoj Manzil and many others said they will continue to hold nation-wide protests.
If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it?
The apex court has refused to revive a defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai and Raghav Bahl.
How can expressing an opinion on the merit or demerit of an investment be deemed defamatory by the Adanis?
Gracie’s stand was one of the top news headlines of the day on the BBC itself and on other British media.
Young people in the West are historically competitive, anxious and unhappy. Malcolm Harris’ Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials tries to find out why.
Games enable players to develop non-cognitive skills, such as patience or discipline, which are important for career and life success.
Year after year, people are dying in incidents that are termed ‘accidents’ but are actually man-made disasters.
In countries where women receive more institutional support than they do in India, it is possible to expect some meaningful insights will arise out of applying the Finkbeiner test to profiles of women in science.
President dismisses calls from hardline clerics to permanently block access to social media and messaging apps being used by anti-government protesters
The UIDAI’s decision to file charges against the newspaper’s reporter has been condemned by the Editors Guild and press clubs across India.
This isn’t the first time the media has censored itself while reporting about India’s richest family.