The Wire spoke to migrant workers at the Old Delhi railway station before they left the city to understand the problems they have been facing.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly criticised the policy of demonetisation, calling it an “organised loot and legalised plunder of the economy” in Rajya Sabha on November 24.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire, discuss the politics and economics of demonetisation in a Facebook live chat.
Watch what people from working class and poor sections of our society have to say about demonetisation.
P. Chidambaram discusses how demonetisation has impacted our economy, what he would have done had he been finance minister now and more.
The Wire visited various banks, ATMs, and even the Reserve Bank Of India headquarters in New Delhi to find out how this move has affected the everyday lives of common people.
In conversation with economist Prabhat Patnaik on the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Doesn’t the BJP’s argument from 2014 apply to their current policy of demonetisation?
Kanhaiya Kumar tells us about his formative years as a political activist, challenges he faced as JNUSU president, his views on contemporary national politics and how a boy from a small town in Bihar landed in a prison in Delhi (Tihar).
In this Facebook live session, The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan answers questions about the encounter of eight SIMI members by the Madhya Pradesh police.
In a Facebook live session, M.K. Venu and Anuj Srivas from The Wire discuss the controversy over the sacking of Cyrus Mistry.
M.K. Venu and Saba Naqvi discuss the political climate in UP, whether the balance of power is changing and more.
M.K. Venu and Badri Narayan Tiwari discuss identity politics in UP, the BJP’s strategy and more in light of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Chetan Bhagat discusses his new book “One Indian Girl” and answer questions on themes such as sexism at the workplace, female friendships, romantic relationships and his idea of feminism.
In this video, The Wire offers an in-depth explanation of where the two presidential candidates stand on policy issues.
The winner of the American Historical Association’s prize for the best South Asian history book discusses Ashoka’s appeal as a historical figure, his conception of kingship and his relevance today.
He takes questions from viewers in realtime in this Facebook Live session.
In conversation with The Wire, Majhi talks about his life, his village economy and how none of the government relief schemes reach his village.
Parkour is bringing together people from various parts of Delhi, as youngsters from diverse backgrounds become a part of its growing circle of practitioners.
The Wire’s founding editor attempts to cut through the clutter of jingoistic reportage and takes questions from viewers in real-time regarding the strike, its many implications and what could be the way forward.
A team from The Wire visited Manipur for the first anniversary of the August 31 incident in order to report on the tribal movement in the hill areas of the state and the parallel but separate protest of the Meiteis in the valley.
The hunger strike by workers from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) enters its fifth day today.
The actors discuss the restrictions women face when they express their desire for love, sex, or things as simple as dressing up in a certain way. Director Leena Yadav, along with actors Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla discuss “desire as a guilt-free choice for women” in regards […]
The book is a collection of essays on topics ranging from India’s relation with its neighbours, to issues of democracy and violence within the country.
The students came in defence of the current owner after a “final warning” letter was sent to the current owner to vacate the premises within ten days.
Immanuel Ness discusses trade unions and labour laws in India, social relations between labour and capital in the global south, merits of spontaneity in workers’ agitations, and much more.
The response of the people around him is a heartwarming reminder of the unity of a diverse people even in testing times.
The story of Jihad Hussein Obama, a boy from the enclaves whose birth sparked the revolution for the people who lived there.
Given its counterproductive amendments, the government might not have any real intention of allowing the watchdog to emerge, says activist Anjali Bhardwaj.
Subbarao talks about the challenges he faced as governor of the RBI, his book “Who moved my interest rate”, and more.
Talmiz Ahmad is a former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and UAE and a leading expert on West Asia and political Islam.
The former Pakistan ambassador to the US discusses the Kashmir issue, India-Pakistan relations and the struggle for lasting peace.
The Wire visited Mathura and adjoining villages to gauge the mood of Dalit youth and what they think of the growing unrest within the community in Gujarat.
On June 17, the municipal corporation of Dharamshala, assisted by the local police and administration, forcefully evicted around 1,500 inhabitants living in the “slum” area of Charan Khad.
Monika Khangembam says she was harassed again when she returned to Delhi from Seoul.
Since January this year, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on journalists in Chhattisgarh’s Adivasi-dominated Bastar.
A group of journalists in Delhi condemned the “press gag” in Kashmir, and warned against the fallouts of censoring credible news sources.
Mallakhamb’s been around for centuries and was recognised as part of modern gymnastics at the national level in 1958. The problem is most folks still don’t know what it’s about.
Sadanand Menon is one of the authors of a new collection of essays published by Aleph, “On Nationalism”.