Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Images from Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, where workers with skills inherited over generations make wooden dhows using sal and babul timber.
The documentary on the cats of Istanbul portrays a face of Turkey that goes beyond the usual stereotypes.
The apex court appeared concerned regarding the options that would be left to a Muslim man if all forms of talaq were struck down.
This week’s column looks at why ‘motherhood’ isn’t considered a serious subject to write about, the cultural and legal mess surrounding surrogacy, and the special bonds we share with our friends’ moms.
Perched on the mountains of Karakoram, this indigenous community is trying to balance modernity with heritage.
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
When he’s not farming, Tsering Angchuk travels across villages in Ladhak with his portable loom, weaving his highly-reputed version of a woollen fabric called ‘snamboo’ as he goes.
Man Ray is also known for his cameraless photographs, which he called ‘Rayographs’.
The ban is as much an assertion of religious beliefs held by the majority Monpa community as it is an attempt to address the growing fear of “outsiders”.
The UK’s National Health Service data is being held to ransom by criminals. This is the mother of all wake-up calls.
An in-depth reading of Telugu history reveals the reasons behind the disappearance of Telugu literature from readers’ bookshelves and minds.
The discipline of humanities is facing threats from state-controlled powers across the world. But a bigger danger may be the refusal of academics to allow dissidence within the discipline.
Director Neelam Man Singh spoke to The Wire about her attempt to translate Sadat Hasan Manto into a performance of free flowing embodied texts in her play ‘Dark Borders’.
The in depth story of a student project that paved the way for a society-level shift in how we use computers.
Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name, the new series, now available for streaming in India, is in equal parts intriguing and overcooked.
As a person of both Indian and Pakistani origin, Nida Kirmani always thought, ‘Why should I have to choose?’ Until last week, when Indian officials seized her Person of Indian Origin card, saying she cannot be both.
About the visceral bond between mother and child.
From the Herald’s 1991 archives: A candid conversation with the musical maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
An interview about war and propaganda with the photographer of one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War.
What worked earlier may not work now, what works today may prove unsuitable tomorrow. Art educators need to see themselves as learners on a shared journey so that they can create humane spaces for students to explore their diverse potential and relate to the world around them. At […]
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Displaced from Pakistan in 1971, these women in the Thar Desert have used their skills of traditional embroidery to earn a living with dignity.
The medieval nehers in water-scarce Aurangabad are a lifeline for residents, but are being ruined by civic corruption and private interests.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro’s funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Meri Pyaari Bindu isn’t particularly profound, and you’ll probably forget it soon, but it leaves you with a smile and a faint sense of loss.
Justin Bieber’s lacklustre performance in Mumbai has put off not only his detractors but also his fans. Was it worth it?
Through subtle parallels to our own lives and choices, literature can help us make sense of political upheavals.
Embroidery – often seen as women’s work – was a common form of therapy for troops wounded in the first world war. One soldier, Albert Biggs, learned to sew with his left hand after his right arm was badly injured.
There are several provisions under Muslim personal law that discriminate against women and do not give them the rights women of other religions enjoy.
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase ‘Open, Sesame,’ passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
UK newspapers have been fighting between economics and editorial for 70 years.
Simply playing the ‘Dalai Lama card’, as many are prone to do, will not only restrict India’s ability to manoeuvre in the outside world, but also risks undermining its own Buddhist legacy.
Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
In Germany – a country where going to the theatre is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
Hindus and Muslims in Dhulagarh celebrated Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday by tying rakhis on each other to symbolise fraternity.
The first living Westerner to be named the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by the Asian Awards has been living and working in Kolkata for decades – silently improving the lives of many of the city’s poorest residents.
The Greens also want Facebook to pay damages, which would make it easier for individuals in similar cases to take the financial risk of taking legal action.
The verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups in a nation known for its record of tolerance and is a setback for minorities.