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”.
The march was followed by short speeches urging the government to treat Kashmir as a political issue that cannot be resolved through brute force.
Academic and journalist Vinay Sitapati, in his recently published book Half Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India, attempts to give P V Narasimha Rao his rightful place in history.
While the “fake” account seems to have been in regular use since August 214, the account Patel claims is her real one has no tweets whatsoever and was created in July 2016.
Here is the story of Nadeem from Old Delhi, who takes a one-month break from his job during the month of Ramzan every year. He stays up the entire night to wake up people for the pre-dawn meal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the second reshuffle and expansion of the union cabinet on Tuesday morning.
What are the implications of Brexit? What will be its impact on India? MK Venu discusses.
ISRO successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket on its 36th mission, designated C34, from the spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. At launch, it was in its XL configuration, which means there were four strap-on boosters attached to the solid-fuel first stage to increase its payload capacity. It carried a […]
Activist and writer Harsh Mander and The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarjan discuss the details of the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
A Muhammad Ali scholar’s moving speech at his memorial funeral asks all those fighting for what they believe is right to trust that “he lives in each and every one of us”.
Today, Nizam Bhai takes us to his favourite food haunts across the city!
Even through a life of crime and a stint in jail, Nizam bhai retained his love affair with food, finally setting up his own restaurant, Balle Bally.
Mungaura is one of the worst affected villages in the drought-hit Banda district of Bundelkhand in UP.
Incredible, rare footage of the elusive ‘ghost of the mountains’.
The Siddis are a community that migrated from East Africa to India between the 15th and 19th century.
Banda is one of the most acutely drought-affected districts in the country. Residents in its various villages have complained of not getting adequate work and wages guaranteed to them under MNREGA
Almost all the companies named in the DRI’s investigation have followed a similar process of questionable transactions to siphon off public money, the AAP leader claims.
Rana Ayyub in conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan on her self published and recently launched ‘Gujarat Files – Anatomy of a cover-up’.
Memories that never fade, justice that never comes: Though the Hashimpura massacre of 1987 was one of the worst in recent history, all the accused were acquitted in March 2015.