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Pandemic Aggravated Digital Divide Between Haves And Have-nots

Pandemic Aggravated Digital Divide Between Haves And Have-nots

17 January, 2022 T.M. Krishna

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

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

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

17 January, 2022 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.


The Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse

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

Covid Nightmare: Time Of The Living Dead

Covid Nightmare: Time Of The Living Dead

17 January, 2022 Jai Arjun Singh

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


Patna Through The Eye Of The Third Kind

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

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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

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.


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.


17 January, 2022

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Sakoon Singh

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


17 January, 2022

AFSPA: A Night Of Detention And Torture

Amitesh Grover

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


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17 January, 2022

Song Sung Blue: The End As A New Beginning

Arundhathi Subramaniam

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


17 January, 2022

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

Umar Khalid

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.


17 January, 2022

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

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.


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


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.


27 December, 2021

Education Is Key To Battling India’s Poverty Challenge

Yamini Aiyar

Intergenerational mobility in India is low. Those born poor are likely to stay poor, as inequities are entrenched. Now consider what two years of school closure will have done to widen the vast gap.


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27 December, 2021

Harry And The Bihari: Return Of The Native

Ashwani Kumar

Niti Aayog’s prognosis is timely but it has missed the larger picture of irreversible social revolution in Bihar


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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