Vappala Balachandran speaks to The Wire about his book ‘A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar’.
On Day of Crucial Maldives Parliament Vote, Nasheed Accuses International Community of Turning a Blind Eye
The vote to remove the speaker was an important test for the newly formed alliance between ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, with an eye on the 2018 presidential elections.
While the case may have been stalled due to political pressure, SEBI’s decision shows that Reliance should have acted in a more even-handed manner.
Falling prices and a lack of adequate procurement centres have left tur producers grasping for a way out.
The petition against some former and serving constitutional heads was filed by the National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms.
Midday meals not only promote enrolment in educational institutions but also encourage equality by mandating that children sit together and eat regardless of caste.
A woman in a hijab who was photographed on Westminster Bridge immediately after the attack became the victim of xenophobic and Islamophobic hate.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Gandhi speaks to our times with renewed urgency in a just-published translation of an acclaimed work.
It was the biggest gathering since a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states entered the conflict in 2015 to try to restore President Hadi to power.
The Centre isn’t doing enough to ensure that the unwarranted fears surrounding exposure to RF radiation can subside.
On the last two days of the UNHRC session, India voted in 15 resolutions and made a statement on Myanmar, the only resolution that did not go to a vote.
The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest.
The explosions in the northeastern district of Sylhet came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in an attack claimed by ISIS.
This is election year for several African countries and there’s a need to ensure social media isn’t used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
Scientific crime scene analysis is more popular in India’s pulp fiction than in real life investigations.
The Tamil writer will be remembered for his views on communalism, the battle of the sexes and the Emergency, but also his silence on caste.
The apology promises to open a significant chapter for rapprochement and accountability in a country that hasn’t yet recovered from the tragedy.
The LuxLeaks scandal erupted in 2014 and sparked a major global push against generous deals handed to multinationals, which grew even stronger with new revelations such as the Panama Papers.
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The researchers said constant use of satnav would probably have longer-term limiting effects, making users less able to learn and navigate a city’s street network unaided.
The SC held that such terms “denote a caste” and these days are used “to intentionally insult and humiliate someone” and so constitute abuse.
Indira Gandhi’s biggest worry after the surrender of Pakistan in 1971 was the safety of Mujibur Rahman. The release of Pakistani POWs was the price Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (and the ISI) extracted for the safe return of the Bangladeshi leader.
Those who will lose their jobs were among those actively involved in setting up a teachers’ association on the campus
Today we are again in a climate that questions the value and scope of academic freedom. The freedom of our universities has been challenged by narrow considerations of what is perceived to be ‘public good.’
Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans.
Umang was started by Deepak Kalra in 2006 when she refused to accept a secluded existence for her son. Now it has more than 300 children with disabilities.
The militant group said it killed many officers and wounded others, an account not confirmed by authorities.
The Raqqa campaign appears to be gathering steam as an overlapping US-backed effort in Iraq is drawing closer to driving ISIS from the city of Mosul.
The Marathi classic novel, available in English for the first time, delves into the futility of literary idealism and the failure of counterculture.
A sampling Trump’s tweets on his plans to repeal Obamacare, followed by comments from Trump on Friday after his fellow Republicans yanked the plan.
Although it is his role as a freedom fighter which is often discussed, Vidyarthi’s concern for communal harmony, an issue he repeatedly took up in his newspaper, must also be remembered.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Baburam Bhattarai discuss the recent political developments in Nepal and India-Nepal relations.
The film seethes with anger about gender disparity, but it makes its points without sacrificing the film’s plot or resorting to preachy overlong platitudes.
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
Amulya Baruah, who designed the original Assam Tourism logo, dissects the ‘Awesome Assam’ logo and the advertisement featuring brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra that has a controversial tagline.
The annual healthcare and lost productivity costs for those made ill from smoking are estimated at around $1 trillion.
According to director Dakxin Chhara, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani told him, “PM ka radio show hai, delete the line.”
House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party’s most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes.
While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere in Europe are showing surprising strength.