There are astonishing parallels between the whaling industry and deep human spaceflight in the great pantheon of human exploration.
The Netflix anthology series returns with more hours of what horrors the future may hold and a cast heavy with complex female protagonists.
To set the record straight, Hindi is not even the national language of India, but is a link language like English.
This week: The little-reported, often-missed perspectives on protests in India, Palestine and Iran.
“Such cuts are extremely restrictive and take away the director’s independence to explore his subject.”
None of the experts featured in a video released by the Science Channel makes any claim on the Ram Setu as a human construct nor does this video cite any published scientific results.
These marriages cannot be curbed through legislation alone, but require coordinated efforts from the government, the civil society and the media.
There is something innately wrong about the way harassment is portrayed in the media and the effect it has on the reader.
A ‘half-Parsi’ explains why Parsis must end their insistence on only marrying within the community and open the doors of their religion to the rest of the world.
Guru’s appointment comes after the previous editor, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, stepped down in July following differences with the management over an article he had co-authored on the Adani group.
The legend of Mirabai, like that of Padmavati/Padmini, stands on the cusp of history and mythology, and seems to speak to our present historical moment.
We talk about values a lot, and we know they do something, but we have little idea how.
Here’s a list of suggested amendments to help strengthen the Bill.
With only 16 months left in his tenure, Modi has cemented himself as the only Indian PM to completely keep the press at arm’s length.
The theft took place on the final day of an exhibition of around 300 items showcasing five centuries of Indian craftsmanship.
At a time when conservatism is seemingly all-pervasive globally, the de-facto vetoes on artistic expressions in Brazil imply that Latin America is “not immune to the phenomenon”.
A roundup of the most telling instances where mainstream media was caught reporting fake news.
Contrary to what the prime minister said, women from India have long been going to Haj without a male guardian.
In conversation with Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh, the founders of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour, about their work, state of South Asian activism in the US and more.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recently renewed Hajj guidelines flout the Mental Healthcare Act, the Rights to Persons with Disability Bill 2016 and the fundamental right to pray.
Making attendance mandatory for students and researchers threatens the articulation of responsible freedom – the chief reason for the university’s excellence.
We do not have time, these days, for stories. We are obsessed with politics, not the despair, hopes and dreams that may drive people into it.
A Reuters graphic makes use of data from the UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme to show hundreds of villages in Rakhine state burned down.
Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.
In central Mumbai’s metamorphosis from an old working-class area to a rich people’s playground, zoning laws and safety regulations have been ignored.
Women have probably never had it this good in the hugely misogynistic landscape of Tamil cinema. And backing them up is a new batch of young filmmakers.
Art or literature is a way of seeing, but a seeing that dismantles the essentialist tendencies of cultural knowledge.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Bollywood proved to be a disappointment this year, but the indies gave us hope.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
The need of the hour is for journalists to stay united, to display a sense of fraternity.
French director Ariane Mnounchkine, with a long attachment to India, brings her eclectic vision to New York.
Police detained the two journalists on assignment for the TRT World television station on October 27.
From Prakash Raj to Kausalya Shankar, several individuals and organisations raised their voices against the state and status quo.
At least 14 people died and 16 were injured in a late night fire at a multi-storey building in Kamala Mills compound in the Lower Parel area of Mumbai.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
For comedians, 2017 has been a breakthrough year, when they didn’t shy away from taking down the rich, the famous and the powerful.
Photographs sent by witnesses showed what appeared to be serious damage at the site and a number of dead and wounded on the ground.
2017 was the year of small-budget films, some probably with lesser money than what blockbusters spend on publicity.
Vinod Dua discusses how most of the Indian media sensationalises frivolous issues while ignoring important ones that deserve attention.