The auteur’s cast and crew made up an extended family of sorts that nurtured creative collaborations
The cast in Ray’s movies stand out—children and adults with no acting experience, theatre actors and superstars...
As technology makes borders redundant, Ray would have loved to take stories of his alter ego Shonku to a wider audience on screen
From the humanism of nuances and absences of his early work, to the pessimism and despair of the polemical films in later life, a journey through the life and works of the artist who put Indian cinema on the world map
India’s only honorary Oscar-winning director could think like a child and cast children to perfection
The Covid pandemic has brought an acute crisis of legitimacy for the Modi regime—not its first, but certainly its biggest. Where does it stand in terms of performance and popular perception as it completes seven years?
What ails India? Why has it not been able to control the pandemic? What must it do to secure the future—to forestall a bigger third wave, and the next mass killer that is sure to come? There’s a big jigsaw piece that has been starkly conspicuous by its absence in India. Historically, and now. And it’s a question of thinking politically about health.
Despite caste society’s attempts to wrench Dalits away from living the Dalit life, they have outshined the crowd wherever they found a foot to stand
Even in an area of industrialisation, a social inertia-like force pulls Dalits down. The vicissitudes of life often proved to be their downfall.
Successive governments have always tried to, and often succeeded in, keeping the judiciary under control by targeting the country’s top judge.
Judicial performance evaluations for higher judiciary can help identify bottlenecks, improve judgments and accountability
District judiciary remains a last career resort for lawyers. Litigants deserve better.
Being political is inevitable for the Supreme Court as it is tasked with interpreting the Constitution
In assessing the Supreme Court’s political neutrality, its record is required to be examined at five different phases of its existence: 1950 to the mid-1970s, the Emergency, post-Emergency to 1993, 1993 to 2014 and thereafter, writes Justice Jasti Chelameswar
In shutting down everything, including our courts, the pandemic has willy-nilly galvanised a vital infrastructural push: the digitisation of our judicial process.
Much of the ills of the justice system lie in opaque, inefficient judicial administration. It should be reformed and made transparent.
The Supreme Court’s Constitution benches, which have shaped India’s political history in many ways, are overburdened today
Do considerations deciding Collegium recommendations and their acceptance by the government prevent elevation of independent-minded judges to the SC?
Medical workers shout slogans during a protest against removal of thousands of temporary health workers who were employed by Municipal Corporation last year for coronavirus disease duty, in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
People light candles in the formation of a red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV, on World AIDS Day in Kolkata.AP Photo/Bikas Das
Medical Students & doctors hold candles to mark the World AIDS Day and demand the government to consider restructuring the academic fees according to the 2018-19 academic year, payment of COVID-risk allowance, and...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar. Kumar, a 26-yr old Commerce graduate, is aiming to revive the age old but dying art of glazed pottery in the Valley after learning it from an...PTI Photo
Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar.PTI Photo
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.