With increasing communal polarisation, the festival is an an effort by a variety of people to capture the more inclusive essence of Varanasi.
Despite its assured storytelling and attention to detail, ‘Mukti Bhavan’ offers the same, familiar emotional experience of Hindi indies that came before it.
Although the ban has been lifted, food stalls selling non-vegetarian tribal food have been moved to the periphery of the venue from the main area that was earlier allotted to them.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
While demonetisation and the resultant hardships have tarnished the reputation of the BJP-led central government, the Samajwadi Party’s record of criminalised politics may become a roadblock for it.
Over 50 weavers in the prime minister’s constituency have committed suicide in the last three years due to indebtedness.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
According to the WHO’s list of 20 worst polluted cities, ten are in India. Of these, six are in North India and four in UP: Allahabad, Kanpur, Firozabad and Lucknow.
The protestors are working as daily wagers despite serving Banaras Hindu University for two or three decades.
A recently launched report shows the city’s air quality is worsening due to thermal power plant emissions and the absence of environmental policies.
At an event organised by an environmental NGO, representatives from various parties pledged to include environmental goals in their assembly election manifestos.
There’s pain, both private and public, as dreams begin to shatter in the prime minister’s constituency post demonetisation.
Many of Varanasi’s famous looms have stopped running due to the cash shortage and the city’s small vendors are also struggling with falling sales.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
Demonetisation has disrupted every stage of the processes that keep India’s large cotton and silk production-based economies churning.
Thirty five years after her death, a retrospective on Boner that will showcase her wide oeuvre – photographs, paintings, sketches and sculptures – will open at the National Museum in New Delhi on September 2.
The river is toxic in West Bengal, where it collects almost half its total waste from towns and factories along its banks.
With continuous rains and people refusing to leave their homes, the forces have deployed ‘boat ambulances’ where pre-hospitalisation treatment and medicines are being provided to the affected.
The BJP is keen to directly challenge the Samajwadi Party in the state electoral battle and reduce the fight to the politics of religious polarisation.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
Indian cities are on slow but sure paths towards religious- and caste-based crises. To ensure just and harmonious social growth, it is vital to reverse current trends.
Duplication of accounts, account dormancy and the financial unsustainability of the Bank Mitra model. While the Jan Dhan Yojana may be one of the most exhaustive financial inclusion processes to date, there’s still more to be done.
Corruption at the implementation level will ensure that well meaning schemes will never work in India
Riots in the city after the local administration refuses permission to Hindu groups who want to immerse idols in the Ganga
Filmmaker Kamal Swaroop’s documentary on the election campaign in Banaras in 2014 does not pass muster with the Censors
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