“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
Tamil author and scholar Perumal Murugan talks about the importance of translations, the role of Sahitya Akademi and his return to writing in a conversation with The Wire’s books editor Omair Ahmad.
Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP has started resembling Congress and solutions for the Delhi smog.
Vinod Dua discusses how demonetisation affected jobs and economic growth, and Indians who figure in the Paradise Papers leaks.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch convener Ashwani Mahajan and Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Himanshu join Maya Mirchandani to discuss the mixed balance-sheet.
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Speaking to The Wire, Kumar also defends the Modi government’s handling of GST, and its record on employment and GDP growth.
Urmilesh discusses BJP’s promise of a paradise in 2022 with senior journalist Rahul Dev and historian Mridula Mukherjee.
Vinod Dua discusses the recent Supreme Court hearing in the Aadhaar case and Prime Minister Modi’s style of governance.
Vinod Dua discusses the Rajasthan government’s attempt to gag media and criminal cases against Indian politicians.
Eminent historian and scholar Ramachandra Guha delivered this lecture on ‘Patriotism versus Jingoism’ at the 23rd Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.
Vinod Dua discusses the BJP’s attempt to appropriate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the government’s decision to rope in the Indian Army to rebuild the Elphinstone bridge in Mumbai.
Vinod Dua discusses politics in Gujarat in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections and Subramanian Swamy’s criticism of Aadhaar.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the allegations made by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani against senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
Urmilesh discusses growing number of attacks on journalists in light of the arrest of senior journalist Vinod Verma. Joining him in this discussion are lawyer and human rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj and political editor of Hindustan Times Vinod Sharma.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the recent appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue in the eighth episode of Wide Angle with former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat.
Maya Mirchandani interviews the former Intelligence Bureau director, recently appointed point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue.
Vinod Dua discusses why marking November 8 as “anti-black money day” is wrong.
Vinod Dua discusses why the Gujarat assembly election dates weren’t announced earlier and the government’s decision to recapitalise banks.
Vinod Dua comments on revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia’s statement on the GST and Modi’s claim that he inaugurated the first Ro-Ro ferry service in India.
Urmilesh discusses the problem of hunger in India and the media coverage of the proposed Ram statue in Ayodhya.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the claim of some BJP leaders that the Taj Mahal is not representative of Indian cultural heritage. With historians Sunil Kumar and Sohail Hashmi.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Janata Dal (United) spokesman-turned-dissident takes on the Election Commission, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath.
Vinod Dua discusses the state of public healthcare in India and Narendra Modi’s defensive speech on GST.
Vinod Dua discusses why PM Modi chose to speak about GST and the Congress in his recent speech in Gujarat; and India’s rank in the Global Hunger Index.
Vinod Dua discusses BJP MLA Sangeet’s Som’s comments on Taj Mahal and the RSS affiliated trade union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh’s criticism of the BJP’s economic policies.
Senior journalist Maya Mirchandani, venture capitalist and founder and managing partner of ConsenSys Kavita Gupta and The Wire’s Anuj Srivas discuss the concept of blockchain technology and how it can be used in a secure manner.
Vinod Dua talks with Supreme Court advocate Karuna Nundy about the sexual harassment at workplace Act and other kinds of discrimination in the professional sphere.
Vinod Dua talks about the curious announcement of election dates for Himachal Pradesh but not for Gujarat and a decline in shopping levels during Diwali season.
Vinod Dua talks about the UP chief minister’s plan to build a Ram statue as part of religious tourism in the state and the lack of strong public policies for the elderly.
Vinod Dua compares the political reactions to Robert Vadra’s corruption scandal and Jay Amit Shah’s remarkable business growth, and discusses the Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the dramatic increase in some of the businesses of Jay Amit Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, with Rohini Singh, author of the investigative report on Jay Shah’s business ventures.
Urmilesh, V.K. Cherian and Poornima Joshi discuss the ongoing conflict between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in Kerala and the recent attacks against Dalits in Gujarat.
Vinod Dua discusses the ‘there is no alternative’ factor and India’s stance on capital punishment.
Vinod Dua discusses Narendra Modi’s speech on Indian economy and continued attacks on journalists in India.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses why the safety of sanitation workers is missing from our agenda of Swachh Bharat.
Vinod Dua discusses Arun Shourie’s comments on demonetisation and why the Taj Mahal was dropped from the tourism booklet issued by the UP government.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest data on rising unemployment in India and the government’s confusing signals on Aadhaar.
Urmilesh discusses how corporations use the law to muzzle criticism – with M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire and The Caravan’s Hartosh Singh Bal.
Maya Mirchandani discusses a new book on the Bharatiya Janata Party as India’s ‘greatest election machine’.