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.
The award winning author on why she is now writing novellas and why diaspora writing is not for her.
In this essay, the well-known architect talked about the challenges facing urban designers in recognising human values and understanding contemporary needs.
The judges all questioned the neutrality of the ban, specially since Trump has never retracted previous comments about wanting to impose a ban on Muslims.
The dramatic uptick in number of such incidents is due in part to Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and his stance and attitude towards militant Islamist groups.
This week’s column discusses how the clothes we choose to wear can function as a form of cultural and political protest – and if that’s always effective.
Her readings of the Indo-Persianate culture is not that of an outsider, but of a person who belongs to that tradition of coexistence and love, amidst all the contestations and conflicts.
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
In conversation with philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo on his new book, the process of ‘decivilisation’ and where we go from here.
Over the past 30 years, capitalism has redefined the labour market – and with it, men.
Though the city moves ahead, and so does the country, it seems that the fate of India’s migrant workers is to remain perpetually in the same place.
What happens when the things you do to earn a living no longer find a place in contemporary life?
Why did none of the judges who studied Datta’s work for the many prizes he received speak up about his manipulation?
Yahya ibn ‘Adi, once a significant teacher of Aristotelian philosophy, is a fine illustration of the inter-religious nature of philosophy in the Islamic world.
The grim reality is that victory in the biggest and most important wars was most often achieved by attrition and mass slaughter – not by soldierly heroics or the genius of command.
The Star Wars saga is interlinked with its merchandising success.
Toba Tek Singh, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab, witnessed terrible violence during Partition. However, locals have since tried to preserve an older, more syncretic legacy.
Anthropologists often define ‘taboo’ as an act deemed too sacred to perform under ordinary circumstances; cannibalism is one of the strongest taboos of all and that’s why it’s considered as one of the holiest rituals around the world dating back to prehistory.
A recent UNESCO report reveals that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection.
The main benefits of economic growth are being captured by a tiny elite. Despite global economic stagnation in the last decade, the number of billionaires in the world has increased to a record 2,199.
Unlike the media in the US, Indian TV channels and newspapers have stopped taking risks, preferring instead to toe the establishment’s line.
When church and state come together, the patriarchal attitudes and assertions within religion, society, the polity and the state get consolidated, a cause for concern for women who are marginalised and discriminated against.
Refugee journalists need support, but they bring to the newsrooms the invaluable knowledge of the countries they come from.
Relatives of victims of the San Bernardino shootout are suing the online giants for allowing ISIS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media.
Leaders of the US religious left, a rising force of opposition to Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration and healthcare, said they were poised to benefit from the move.
Even when differences prevail, it is difficult to escape Marx and all his ideas.
As Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.