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‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

Sep 05, 2020

Prashant Bhushan said that scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech.

Prized Pixels

Prized Pixels

Jun 26, 2020

Prized Pixels

Prized Pixels

Jun 26, 2020

Prized Pixels

Prized Pixels

Jun 26, 2020

The Netherlands Diary | Of Windmills, Precision, Free Coffee And Public Protest

The Netherlands Diary | Of Windmills, Precision, Free Coffee And Public Protest

Jun 20, 2020

When school teachers were protesting outside the Escher Museum in the Hague, there were no menacing men in uniform swinging batons, and no spectre of violence haunting the gathering

Hong Kong’s Youth Are Desperate. They No Longer Care About Their Lives: Evans Chan

Hong Kong’s Youth Are Desperate. They No Longer Care About Their Lives: Evans Chan

Jun 19, 2020

The director of ‘We Have Boots’ talks about his film on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

‘A Mob Destroyed My Coffee Shop And Opened The Door To A Film’

‘A Mob Destroyed My Coffee Shop And Opened The Door To A Film’

Jun 05, 2020

In conversation with Arun Karthick, whose movie ‘Nasir’ won the NETPAC award at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) 2020

I Wanted To Find a Bridge Between Sona Mohapatra’s Music And Politics: Deepti Gupta

I Wanted To Find a Bridge Between Sona Mohapatra’s Music And Politics: Deepti Gupta

Apr 25, 2020

In conversation with Deepti Gupta, the director of ‘Shut Up Sona’, about her first feature-length documentary and the challenges of being a female cinematographer

‘We Have Boots’ Is A Paean To Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters

‘We Have Boots’ Is A Paean To Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters

Apr 21, 2020

The documentary presents a densely packed yet riveting account of the Hong Kong protests from 2014 onwards. Its intimate, incisive exploration highlights the ideals, passions and tribulations of the activists on the frontline

Revathi Roy: The Entrepreneur Delivering Packages And Empowerment

Revathi Roy: The Entrepreneur Delivering Packages And Empowerment

Mar 04, 2020

She did not have money to pay her husband’s medical bills and was sent to prison for defaulting on loans, but homemaker Revathi Roy wrestled against the setbacks to found three startups. Her latest, Hey Deedee, is an all-women delivery service.

I Am Optimistic About How Conversations Shape The World: Sona Mohapatra

I Am Optimistic About How Conversations Shape The World: Sona Mohapatra

Mar 04, 2020

In conversation with singer Sona Mohapatra about the documentary Shut Up Sona and why despite the relentless exhortations, she refuses to shut up.

How Gita Ramanan’s Quest To Democratise Design In India Made Home Interiors Hassle-Free

How Gita Ramanan’s Quest To Democratise Design In India Made Home Interiors Hassle-Free

Feb 24, 2020

Design Cafe offers customised home decor on a budget and sidesteps the delays, cost escalation and maintenance issues the industry is notorious for. We explore how architect Gita Ramanan’s innovative startup attempts to transform the home interiors business

Half Hearing The Call To Prayer

Half Hearing The Call To Prayer

Dec 11, 2019

Cogent issues are broached, but a proper resolution is hampered by dithering positions

24 Hours In The Life Of Ruskin Bond: Dreams, Dictionaries, Purple Pens And Other Passions

24 Hours In The Life Of Ruskin Bond: Dreams, Dictionaries, Purple Pens And Other Passions

Nov 20, 2019

At 85, Ruskin Bond’s penchant for walking has diminished, but his pen is as prodigious as ever. Comfortably ensconced in his cottage at Landour, the much-adored author reveals how he makes the mundane interesting, his fondness for naps and wrestling, and the book he reads the most.

Gandhi@150: Ali Brothers' Fraught Relationship With Gandhi

Gandhi@150: Ali Brothers' Fraught Relationship With Gandhi

Sep 26, 2019

The leaders of the Khilafat movement initially backed Gandhi’s call for non-cooperation, but the suspicion that the Congress was supporting sectarian forces led to a rift

Gandhi@150: V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, Gandhi's 'Brother' and Strident Critic

Gandhi@150: V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, Gandhi's 'Brother' and Strident Critic

Sep 26, 2019

Dear brother…That’s how Mahatma Gandhi and Srinivasa Sastri (1869-1946) would address each other in their correspondences despite their political differences

Gandhi@150: Bhulabhai Desai, Gandhi's Trusted Legal Lieutenant

Gandhi@150: Bhulabhai Desai, Gandhi's Trusted Legal Lieutenant

Sep 26, 2019

Over his 40-year ­illustrious legal career, Bhulabhai Desai argued many high-­pro­file cases such as the Indian National Army trials in 1945

Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense For Farmers: Dan Alluf

Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense For Farmers: Dan Alluf

Sep 25, 2019

In conversation with MASHAV agriculture counsellor Dan Alluf about how Israel has harnessed technology to boost nutrition security and its collaborations with the Indian government and farmers

Dead Sea Diary

Dead Sea Diary

Sep 04, 2019

The extraordinarily salty water body packs many a pleasurable — and painful — punch

[Forgotten Newsmakers] Gladys Staines: Life After Death

[Forgotten Newsmakers] Gladys Staines: Life After Death

Jul 17, 2019

Twenty years after the ghastly murder of her husband, the missionary Graham Staines, Gladys has forged a new life—as a nurse and doting grandmother—in Australia.

Money Is Important, But I Will Continue To Make Films, Regardless Of Funding: Nitin Chandra

Money Is Important, But I Will Continue To Make Films, Regardless Of Funding: Nitin Chandra

Jun 13, 2019

Nitin Chandra, Bihari indie cinema’s most well-known exponent and practitioner, discusses the challenges and prospects of independent filmmaking.

Time To Make In Indie, Babua!

Time To Make In Indie, Babua!

Jun 13, 2019

Independent filmmakers from Bihar and eastern UP are breaking away from ­cinematic conventions of the region’s film industry and exploring diverse stories

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