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MeToo In India: The Women Who Dared To Speak Out

MeToo In India: The Women Who Dared To Speak Out

Jun 15, 2022

As most of the aggressors named and shamed in #MeToo remain unscathed, the women’s battles are far from over even though the social media-generated movement created unprecedented solidarity among women against their sexual predators.

Booker Prize For Geetanjali Shree May Be A Great Moment For Hindi Literature, But Not Enough For Indian Translations

Booker Prize For Geetanjali Shree May Be A Great Moment For Hindi Literature, But Not Enough For Indian Translations

Jun 01, 2022

The International Booker Prize for Geetanjali Shree's Ret Samadhi put the spotlight on literature and translations, but for publishers, they often fail to even provide the necessary breathing space to stay afloat. For a majority of publishing houses, both indie and big, translation work has to be subsidised.

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: The Stance of Urdu, Hindi And English Dailies

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: The Stance of Urdu, Hindi And English Dailies

May 28, 2022

Media is the fourth pillar of democracy, along with executive, legislative and judiciary. But, in the post-truth era of embedded journalism, newspapers have cast aside objectivity to reveal their communal bias. It is evident in the Hindi newspapers’ coverage of the Gyanvapi controversy.

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

May 19, 2022

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news

Anthropocene Fiction: Climate Change Novels You Must Not Miss

Anthropocene Fiction: Climate Change Novels You Must Not Miss

May 17, 2022

Fiction writers turn their gaze to the state of the planet in their stories about wildfires, melting Arctic ice, cyclones and other indicators of global warming.

The Shair’s Last Sigh

The Shair’s Last Sigh

May 04, 2022

Urdu publishing stares at a bleak present—of poor quality paper, printing, binding, packaging and no marketing. But most of all, it craves for readers.

In Another Tongue: How Translation As A Literary Form Has Gained Ground In India

In Another Tongue: How Translation As A Literary Form Has Gained Ground In India

Apr 28, 2022

In a country as linguistically diverse as India, with its treasure trove of regional literature and a growing tribe of English speakers, translation as a literary form is gaining ground

Cookbooks As Archives of Taste, Feelings, Flavours, And Politics 

Cookbooks As Archives of Taste, Feelings, Flavours, And Politics 

Apr 27, 2022

In a country where massive poverty is juxtaposed with plenty, cookbooks only cater to the haves. The have-nots, on the other hand, are caught in the endless cycle of subsistence crises — hunger, and malnutrition 

Banished Voices: The Poets Of Exile From Conflict Zones

Banished Voices: The Poets Of Exile From Conflict Zones

Apr 23, 2022

Poets from Kashmir, Palestine and Syria evoke the sense of loss and longing that keeps perennially gnawing at their hearts. In the face of the all-encompassing loss, poems by Kashmiri poets betray a sense of urgency and immediacy.

Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Apr 07, 2022

Bad djinns may offer fodder for films, but it was through the help of good djinns that the author saw aflatoons produced from thin air

'Wuhan Diary': How A Chinese Author Braved Backlash To Write About Life Under Lockdown

'Wuhan Diary': How A Chinese Author Braved Backlash To Write About Life Under Lockdown

Mar 23, 2022

Fang Fang’s dispatches chronicle people’s anxieties, fears, and frustrations during the lockdown as well as the impact of isolation on them. They give us a glimpse into the beginning of the global health crisis and offer insights into the mistakes that were repeated by several countries after the outbreak, including the US and the UK.

Final Battle For Democracy: In Saffron Citadel Gorakhpur, Fragmented Opposition May Benefit BJP

Final Battle For Democracy: In Saffron Citadel Gorakhpur, Fragmented Opposition May Benefit BJP

Mar 09, 2022

While CM Yogi Adityanath is almost certain to have a clear lead in the Urban area, BJP may benefit from the fragmentation among the opposition parties, their division along caste lines on the other eight seats in the Purvanchal district

Mary Ellen Mark And The ‘Cage-Girls’ of Kamathipura’s Falkland Road

Mary Ellen Mark And The ‘Cage-Girls’ of Kamathipura’s Falkland Road

Mar 09, 2022

The American photojournalist’s iconic shots of sex workers in Kamathipura are testimony not just to her photographic prowess but also to her humanity and compassion. They embody her lifelong mission to document the lives of the dispossessed and the damned. 

UP Polls: Yogi Likely To Sail Through, Fight Gets Curiouser On Eight Seats In Gorakhpur 

UP Polls: Yogi Likely To Sail Through, Fight Gets Curiouser On Eight Seats In Gorakhpur 

Mar 03, 2022

The BJP had won eight seats in the 2017 Assembly elections, but it’s unlikely to repeat last term’s magic as anger over unemployment and inflation runs deep, taking the sheen off welfare schemes

Chetna Pandey: A Poet, A Tabla Player, And Yogi’s Challenger Fighting On Cong Ticket in Gorakhpur

Chetna Pandey: A Poet, A Tabla Player, And Yogi’s Challenger Fighting On Cong Ticket in Gorakhpur

Mar 01, 2022

‘The Congress is waging ‘astitva ki ladayi’ (the battle for existence) on behalf of the women and the marginalised. This fight is bound to bring in a change,’ says the 37-year-old leader, who is an ex-ABVP member.

The Other Voices: The World Of Mouthpiece Media

The Other Voices: The World Of Mouthpiece Media

Feb 23, 2022

This election season, mouthpieces of specific groups are working overtime to drum up support for different ideologies or vote banks

Temple Of The King: Powerplay In Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhnath Math

Temple Of The King: Powerplay In Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhnath Math

Feb 23, 2022

The famous temple in Gorakhpur is widely seen as a ‘power centre’ but priests and all those associated with it insist they have nothing to do with politics.

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