Remakes of old films usually turn out to be duds, but this film deserves to be made again to tell a younger audience about a different kind of India
As India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today, here are songs that draw different emotions of the festival that marks the end of Ramzan.
For many, however, Eid celebrations were overshadowed by fear for thousands stuck in the Old City in western Mosul still under ISIS control.
“We hope that the government will understand our feelings and make efforts to resolve the issues of the oppressed and weaker sections of society by restoring the atmosphere of peace and trust…”
Crack down on beef and leather trades has jeopardised the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits, straining India’s social fabric and economy.
Indian advertisements are not only challenging sexism but are also reversing the normative gender roles that Indian families usually take for granted.
It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority, strum the tanpura, like Narada did, and chant Narayan Narayan on the TV screen, and nobody will dare say anything to you.
Puerto Rican Muslims are finding ways of expressing their Muslim faith through symbols of Puerto Rican culture, whether it be their flag, their family traditions or their food.
“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people… We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.”
The picture of knowledge as a banyan tree encourages a certain epistemic ideal: that these different but commensurably valuable sources of epistemic nutrition can belong within a single epistemic organism.
Some Basu documents Europe’s wine-producing hamlet where the landmark Schengen agreement was signed.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
Stories of resilience through the heart of the country along the Indus Highway.
Studies show paper money that has changed hands long enough carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
Although mummies are a macabre prospect, they manage to hold us in thrall by appealing to our innate fear of impermanence and mortality.
Yes, sign language has grammar – and it goes way beyond what you do with your hands.
British PM Theresa May had asserted that “the country is coming together but Westminster is not”. The evidence seems to show exactly the reverse.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
Such inter-communal meals are held every year, but they resonated more this year after ISIS attacks on Coptic Christians meant to stoke sectarian divisions.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
Getting home at late hours is often made out to be an issue only for women working the night shift in the IT sector – but it affects many others as well.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
For decades, media organisations in the Northeast and Kashmir have been fighting for their right to exist and speak freely, without any support from the national media.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
This week: What ten years of Pornhub data tells us about human sexuality, how smartphones are altering us as individuals and the internet’s transient memory.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
In the first episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh, The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu and media advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ashok Tandon discuss press freedom.
Indicators of a better quality of life and social status are moving away from shiny cars and fancy jewellery to things like expensive magazine subscriptions, which help boost one’s cultural capital.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
For more than five decades, Soumitra Chatterjee has remained a quintessential part of Bengali cultural life.
The insult used to describe a person born out of wedlock and without any claim to patriarchal lineage has a past intertwined with Catholic marriage law.
The Assamese indie is cheeky, irreverent and sticks to its brand of humour – goofy, charming and silly – while telling a simple story.
The success of the new Wonder Woman film, based on an iconic feminist character, only highlights how few strong women roles existed in fantasy literature of the past, although this is fast changing.
Would we ever like to exist within a world where the dead influence our daily lives in a way that sometimes even the living cannot? Do we exist in this world?
Tupac’s sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonised black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
The book, a collection of stories, represented a turning point in the recognition that Pakistani writing received. Intermingling questions of identity and culture, along with the dynamic geopolitics are represented in the collection with utmost nuance.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.