In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Congress leader attacks Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje for trying to shield the corrupt, and insists his party is on course to come to power in the two states under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.
The Wire’s Amit Singh talks to JNU student leader Shehla Rashid about trolling on social media, her spat with a Republic reporter and more.
If Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court rules in his favour in a case brought against him by Swiss prosecutors, Rudolf Elmer will release account data from Julius Baer bank that he still holds.
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News, who died yesterday at age 77.
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik says the current government is pushing a whole generation of Kashmiris towards armed struggle.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
“The future challenge (for the RSS) would be to create a meta-narrative which can end all sectarian and narrow divisions,” Rakesh Sinha told The Wire.
Hirsh Sawhney, the author of ‘South Haven’ on the relationship between literary fiction and politics and the connection between trauma and ideology.
In conversation with contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his collaborations with performers from the Northeast, how he developed a style of his own and more.
The activist who has fought long and hard for justice for the survivors of Gujarat 2002 speaks to Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, about her newly published memoir.
Based out of Tromso in Norway, Vikram Goel has been travelling to Antarctica to study glaciers, which may have lessons for the Himalayas.
The BJP Manipur chief discusses the core issues the party is raising in the elections, why the party hasn’t declared a chief ministerial candidate for the state and more.
In conversation with Anne Waldman on protest and poetry, non-competitive education and the relationship between written and the performed word.
In conversation with Bhuvanesh Komkali about what it means to be Kumar Gandharva’s grandson, why Skype isn’t the medium for teaching Hindustani Classical music and more.
“The chief mechanism of a poem has to be vision, and vision has to be connected with people and sharing in their fate.”
“I am lucky to be a poet, to be someone who selfishly gathers the voices around him and plays with ways of registering those voices.”
In conversation with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, on liberal democracy, fascism, faith and where to find hope in such times.
“When I think about it – in a weird way, I’ve stopped pandering to myself.”
The political economist answers a range of questions on the note ban – painting a comprehensive picture of what demonetisation has done to democracy, agriculture, the ‘black economy’ and society.
In conversation with prominent AAP leader, and likely chief ministerial candidate, Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
Veteran feminist Selma James talks about the need for wages for housework, women’s struggle for pay equity and how waged caring labour is fundamental to women’s economic autonomy.
Under Donald Trump, relations between India and the US are going to soar because he will see India as a natural ally, the Indian-American told The Wire.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries case, the fallout of the Income Tax Settlement Commission’s decision to absolve Sahara and what measures he will take in the Supreme Court as the counsel of Common Cause – the petitioner in the case.
RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak speaks to The Wire about whether the government is specifically targeting NGOs that question their developmental paradigm.
The national president of Swaraj India discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries, funding of political parties and how demonetisation has wrecked the rural economy in the last 50 days.
The human rights lawyer talks to The Wire about the cancellation of Lawyers Collective’s FCRA license, the cases they took up against those in power and more.
Contrary to global trends, economic growth in India has not led to more women joining the labour market. The International Labour Organization’s Sher Singh Verick attempts to examine the reasons behind it.
Arjun Raj Gaind has skilfully combined historical and detective fiction in his A Very Pukka Murder.
The BJP Delhi chief discusses the party’s strategy in the upcoming municipality elections, how the party plans to hold AAP accountable for its unmet election promises and more.
The third edition of the biennale will kick off on December 12 in Kerala.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
In conversation with economist Prabhat Patnaik on the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Syrian writer and activist Yassin al-Haj Saleh voices his criticism of an international consensus that has come to see the Syrian conflict in Bashar al-Assad’s terms – as a fight against terrorism.
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.
“What RSS promotes is fantasy not history….There is nothing common between history and such mythology.”
ULFA leader Anup Chetia discusses the process of updating the National Register of Citizens, the Assam Accords, progress in talks with the Centre and more.
Deepak Bhojwani, former Indian ambassador to Colombia, discusses the factors that led to the No camp’s victory, the implications of the vote and the path ahead for the country.
Sanjoy Hazarika talks about Rambuai: Mizoram’s ‘Trouble’ Years, a film he has co-written that documents the state’s secessionist movement and New Delhi’s ruthless response to it.
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.