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Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

17 January, 2022 Sakoon Singh

If anything will save us, it will be empathy and love in our darkest days

AFSPA: A Night Of Detention And Torture

AFSPA: A Night Of Detention And Torture

17 January, 2022 Amitesh Grover

A personal account of torture by security forces led to a play depicting the horrors of a draconian law


Song Sung Blue: The End As A New Beginning

How will the world end? With a whimper, as Eliot predicted? Or in a yawn, as Pope said it would.

A Nation Without Humour: Why Is India Afraid Of Stand-up Comics?

A Nation Without Humour: Why Is India Afraid Of Stand-up Comics?

17 January, 2022 Sanjay Rajoura

Make no mistake, these are the best times for comedy, humour and satire. A comic will speak till the cows come home. Try stopping and you shall be the next joke.


Prison Diary: Uncertainty Keeps Political Prisoners Hanging Between Hope And Hopelessness

You remain hopeful some judge will see through the absurdity of the charges. You also caution yourself about the perils of nurturing such hopes, writes Umar Khalid after spending 15 months in Tihar jail as an undertrial.

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17 January, 2022

Death, Up Close: A Photo Essay On The World Of Dalit Morgue Workers

Arun Vijai Mathavan

Dalits have been forced to handle the dead for centuries. The manner in which they are compelled to handle the bodies in modern, state-run hospitals, have gone unnoticed and undocumented.


17 January, 2022

Pandemic Aggravated Digital Divide Between Haves And Have-nots

T.M. Krishna

Artistes are a fragile species who need constant reaffirmation and cultural validation


17 January, 2022

Covid Nightmare: Time Of The Living Dead

Jai Arjun Singh

How zombie films, or almost-zombie films, have dealt with apocalypse, social crisis and personal desolation


17 January, 2022

The Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse

Aakash Singh Rathore

It’s not just planetary crisis but the destruction of the individual too


17 January, 2022

Patna Through The Eye Of The Third Kind

Kushal Poddar

Snapshots of Patna seen through photographs—people, places and poetry


17 January, 2022

Doomsday Is Not In The Future. It’s Here And Now

Ruchir Joshi

There is going to be no 'pralay' as we have imagined in our conceptions of the apocalypse as a single mythic event.


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17 January, 2022

The Good Earth: Resilient And Resourceful

Pico Iyer

Our planet remains inexhaustible, as inexhaustible as our capacity for instruction and exp­loration.


17 January, 2022

The Migrant Worker As A Tragic Hero, From Reel To Real

Ashwani Kumar

The sufferings of migrant workers have become the most rivetingly tragic tale of our times


17 January, 2022

Gods, Bots And The New World Order

Ashish Avikunthak

‘Non-human’ entities rule our world. And we are mere puppets in the Great Game.


03 January, 2022

AFSPA In Manipur: When Civilian Lives Are Crushed Under Military Might

Chitra Ahanthem

The Northeastern state of Manipur has suffered for decades due to wanton use of military might under AFSPA that renders fundamental right of a citizen meaningless.


03 January, 2022

Nagaland Civilian Killing: Oting Revives Bitter, Painful Memories For Nagas

Rupa Chinai

India’s Northeast is the last bastion of resistance against rapacious, extractive policies that seek to bankrupt the earth within the lifespan of one generation


27 December, 2021

Candle In The Wind: AFSPA Has No Place In A Democracy

Veio Pou

With people of Northeast facing inhuman atrocities as security forces get away with murder, it's time this draconian law must go.


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27 December, 2021

Nowhere To Hide, Mr CM: Poverty Data Proves Nitish Kumar’s Policy Failure

Manoj Kumar Jha

In what direction is Bihar’s double-engine train moving? While the Niti Aayog report should have been a matter of collective shame, the Nitish Kumar government invariably looks for a shroud of denial.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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