Anamika Haksar’s new film is a treatise of seven years’ long ethnographic fieldwork on the hardscrabble worlds of the disadvantaged in the winding alleys of Old Delhi
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This election season, mouthpieces of specific groups are working overtime to drum up support for different ideologies or vote banks
Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
‘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.