The last few generations of Indians have lived in an era of sweeping changes driven by passionate proselytisers of the market’s hidden hand—our seven finance ministers since 1991
Not taste and aesthetics, but class and power draw the line between porn and erotica. Exploitation happens everywhere in the world of real-world sex—not just in porn.
Outlook-ICARE India’s Best Colleges Rankings 2021 can take the stress out of the college selection process and help students find one that’s a good fit
Harsher laws have always been used to suppress dissent and political opposition
'I can’t tell you what it was like in chronological order. I haven’t forgotten…I just find it hard to remember.' Historian Narayani Basu recalls the horror of battling to breathe.
The villains in Ray’s cinematic universe came in shades of grey—fearsome but lovable, sly yet bungling, revolting and funny—and mirrored the heroes in their essential human frailties
The passionate film-maker looked at the world through the lens of humanity and left viewers with optimism for a better, brighter world
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
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Cryptocurrency is emerging as the new global moolah. Is India ready to cash in on the $2.36 trillion market?
India doesn’t want to be left behind as the world begins to embrace crypto. But creating the necessary regulatory framework isn’t easy.
Decoding the mechanics behind the befuddling yet exciting world of money that is not quite money