Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man
Malayalam cinema’s recent flowering has fortuitously coincided with the rise of OTT platforms, exposing new audiences to their cutting edge offerings
A slew of Malayalam films attempt to highlight toxic patriarchy and unaccounted toils by women at home
In Hindi cinema alone, we discovered a new, talented crop of filmmakers who created such lovely pieces of content like web series 'Gullak', 'The Scam', 'Paatal...
There are as many ‘South’ film industries as there are ‘Madrasi’ languages. And they are winning the pan-India market with lavish extravaganzas.
The pandemic hastened the OTT boom by several years, and offered hungry new talent from outside the establishment an opportunity to shine
The recent demolition drives in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh were ‘acts of malice’ by an insensitive administration
When the Constitution and every law in it insists on due process, even for a murderer, can bulldozers and excavators be used to teach a lesson to someone the...
Judges calling slum dwellers ‘encroachers’ goes against constitutional human rights and indicates the sorry state of the poor
Legislating social security for migrant labourers is essential, but for these to be helpful, State and society need to develop a migrant-friendly attitude
Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing
Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resist the imposition of Hindi on them
With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union
The government should be concerned that the younger generation dislikes language imperialism
The idea that Hindi is spoken by a majority of Indians is a claim that has to be ferociously contested. Only 26 per cent of the Indian population selected...
Aradhana Seth has utilised Indian kitchens, and all objects and rituals associated with them, as a means of shaping a particular kind of onscreen imagery
Sometimes, the way food gets positioned socially may have no relation to how science determines its nutritional value.
The Kashmiri Pandit will eat his rogan josh as if his life depended on it
MDM menu cannot be allowed to be determined by political parties operating on myopic interests instead of food and nutrition scientists
What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.
To eat or not to eat? Liberal and progressive Goa is caught in the middle of a political battle over food habits.
A language that struggles to get recognition in its native land is now one step away from a major international award. Will it pave the way for more Hindi...
Once known as Azimabad, Patna was a centre of dance and music. The sound of anklets and taans of singing by the tawaifs may have fallen silent, but their tales...
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh aims to bring about systemic changes through social awakening and character building of swayamsevaks, at an individual level...
Sticking to its core values of grassroots connect via a decentralised army of voluntary cadres, it has begun to make deep inroads into BJP's stronghold of...