Each week, we bring you a selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
In conversation with Xavier Estupinan, International Labour Organisation’s wages specialist, about the wage trend in India, gender pay gap, role of trade unions and what the numbers tell us about wage inequality.
Vinod Dua discusses election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s recent report on the corporate funding of political parties and the development in Karti Chidambaram’s case.
Vinod Dua reads out Tripura CM Manik Sarkar’s speech that was allegedly censored by Prasar Bharati
To mark 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement, The Wire spoke to four freedom fighters from Maharashtra.
In conversation with Priyanka Pathak-Narain, the author of ‘Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, about Ramdev’s rags-to-riches story, the recent injunction on her book and more.
Vinod Dua scrutinises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from Red Fort on this year’s Independence Day, and explains why The Wire Urdu was launched.
Vinod Dua and Hamid Ansari discuss the history, relevance and importance of Urdu in India at the launch event of The Wire Urdu.
Granddaughters Aastha and Bhavya’s bedtime stories included their grandmother’s time spent in Peshawar, and because of that Peshawar felt like a place far away, belonging to a fairy tale.
In the tenth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the death of 70 children in Gorakhpur with TV journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and The Wire Hindi’s Krishnakant.
Martand Khosla was studying architecture in England where he made good friends with a student from Pakistan. Upon interactions, they discover the curious connection of Partition that binds them together across historical time zones.
Four stories that help us understand the questions that Indian Muslims were grappling with during Partition.
Aanchal Malhotra, an artist, writer, oral historian and archivist, studies the objects people took with them when crossing the border during Partition.
Vinod Dua discusses how Modi and the BJP took potshots at outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari, and where you can find over 65 lakh books for free.
Vinod Dua discusses the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s role in the Indian freedom movement and how spontaneous protests against various issues are erupting all over the country.
Ravikant, Debjani Sengupta and P.K. Dutta discuss how Partition scholarship is evolving to be more inclusive of the many lives that were irreversibly altered by the events of 1947.
Vinod Dua discusses political violence in Kerala in light of the murder of RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode, and the crisis of opposition parties in India.
The terror of Partition is signified in Bengali cinema, literature and songs through the works of Ritwik Ghatak, Amitav Ghosh, Jibanananda Das and Taslima Nasreen.
Vinod Dua discusses the stalking and alleged abduction of a woman in Chandigarh and the Maharashtra education board’s attempt to erase Mughals from school history textbooks.
Urmilesh speaks to senior journalist Om Thanvi and investigative reporter Neha Dixit about the selective allegations of corruption, media’s role in propagating the braid cutting scare and the attempted kidnapping case in Chandigarh.
Each Sunday, we bring you a selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government’s changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare.
For many, the Cumhuriyet trial is seen as a test for press freedom in an unsteady democracy.
Vinod Dua talks about the Rajya Sabha, and the possibility of a war with China and its implications for India.
Vinod Dua discusses how Indians named in Panama Papers have faced little scrutiny even as Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been forced to resign for the same, and reads out an open letter that 114 veterans of the Indian armed forces have written to Modi.
In the eighth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the recent political upheaval in Bihar with Jai Shankar Gupta, editor of ‘Deshbandhu’, and senior journalist Neerja Chowdhury.
A selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
Vinod Dua discusses how successive UP governments, BJP and non-BJP, have sought to scuttle the investigation into Adityanath’s role in anti-Muslim violence ten years ago.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Indian Railways, and how little has been done for farmers even as big corporations and insurance companies benefit from relief measures meant for them.
Vinod Dua talks about the JNU VC’s request to install a military tank on campus and how funds meant to fight climate change have now been diverted to the GST regime.
In the seventh episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the resignation of Mayawati, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Nikhil Wagle with Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor at the India Today group, and senior journalist Arati R. Jerath.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
In today’s edition of #TheWireExplains, Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty and Jahnavi Sen discuss the swearing in of T. R. Zeliang as Nagaland CM and the lifting of blockade in Tripura.
In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
Santosh Mehrotra and M.K. Venu analyse what the numbers from the latest available employment data say.
Vinod Dua discusses the stepping down of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the editor of Economic and Political Weekly and the ongoing discussion on the right to privacy in the SC.
Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, and M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, discuss the state of human rights in India, crackdown on Amnesty and other NGOs, the global refugee crisis and more.
In the sixth episode of Media Bol, Manoj Joshi and Smita Sharma join Urmilesh to discuss how the media has covered the India-China border issue.
Members of parliament and legislators in 31 states today turned out in large numbers to vote for the next president of India.
The Chinese scientists’ experiment has bested a previous record, when in 2012 their leader Jian-Wei Pan had lead a team that had teleported information across 97 km.