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The Household On Bishop Lefroy Road

The Household On Bishop Lefroy Road

31 May, 2021 Bodhisattwa Maity

The auteur’s cast and crew made up an ­extended ­family of sorts that nurtured ­creative ­collaborations

The Unerring Casting Eye

The Unerring Casting Eye

31 May, 2021 Subhankar Bhattacharya

The cast in Ray’s movies stand out—children and adults with no acting experience, theatre actors and superstars...


Message In The Medium

As technology makes borders redundant, Ray would have loved to take stories of his alter ego Shonku to a wider audience on screen

The ‘Normal’ Lens

The ‘Normal’ Lens

31 May, 2021 Sandipan Deb

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


Uncle Auteur

India’s only honorary Oscar-winning director could think like a child and cast children to perfection

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24 May, 2021

The Empire Of Cruelty

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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?


10 May, 2021

The Missing Link: Public Health

T. Jacob John

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.


26 April, 2021

Dalit Time

Suraj Yengde

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


26 April, 2021

The Soul-Sapping Climb From Below

Judith Heyer

Even in an area of industrialisation, a social inertia-like force pulls Dalits down. The vicissitudes of life often proved to be their downfall.


01 March, 2021

Executive Order: Keep The Top Man On A Tight Leash

Faizan Mustafa

Successive governments have always tried to­, and often succeeded in, keeping the judiciary under control by targeting the country’s top judge.


01 March, 2021

Courtroom Scoresheets

Vaidehi Misra

Judicial performance evaluations for higher judiciary can help identify bottlenecks, improve judgments and accountability


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01 March, 2021

First Interface In A Blind Spot On Law Street

Deepika Kinhal

District judiciary remains a last career resort for lawyers. Litigants deserve better.


01 March, 2021

Supreme Court Of National Governance

Ritwika Sharma

Being political is inevitable for the Supreme Court as it is tasked with interpreting the Constitution


01 March, 2021

The Supreme Court A Long Political Journey

Jasti Chelameswar

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


01 March, 2021

Bots In Law

Partha P. Chakrabarti

In shutting down everything, including our courts, the pandemic has willy-nilly galvanised a vital infrastructural push: the digitisation of our judicial process.


01 March, 2021

Pen, Paper, Roster, Staff: A Messy Knot

Deepika Kinhal

Much of the ills of the justice system lie in opaque, inefficient judicial administration. It should be reformed and made transparent.


01 March, 2021

Tarikh Pe Tarikh Constitution Benched

Vaidehi Misra

The Supreme Court’s Constitution benches, which have shaped India’s political history in many ways, are ­overburdened today


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01 March, 2021

Collegium Collateral Damage

Amal K. Ganguli

Do considerations deciding Collegium recommendations and their acceptance by the government prevent elevation of independent-minded judges to the SC?


Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar.

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