Thursday, Dec 02, 2021

Dipsikha Thakur

Strays In The City

May 12, 2016 Dipsikha Thakur

The strays remain, nonetheless, an indispensable part of what counts as an Indian city. They are everywhere and they make urban landscapes — even the unknown, empty ones — friendlier.

Toxic Romance And Shakespeare

Apr 30, 2016 Dipsikha Thakur

Shakespeare treats sex like an unexploded minefield, and his Emilia and Iago are the sarcastic tour guides to it

Turning Anger Into A Lovely Meal

Beijing-based Mandy Lee's intricate, beautiful food blog has a strong political pulse

Yamuna And The Art Of Dying

Mar 25, 2016 Dipsikha Thakur

Why India Should Look at the Aralkum desert, which was the Aral Sea half-a-century ago

Five Women Poets You Must Read Today

Meena Kandasamy, Suheir Hammad, Nathalie Handal, Rupi Kaur and Sasha Pimentel Chacon

01 March, 2016

Art In The Open

Dipsikha Thakur

Taking art out of the conventional gallery space and embedding it within the cities we live in.

21 February, 2016

"Closed Borders Are A Form Of Violence"

Dipsikha Thakur

A passport is just a flimsy document with a cheap stamp that nonetheless determines life and death.

17 February, 2016

Beyond The Republic Of JNU

Dipsikha Thakur

I ran into an ABVP march. And even before my political instincts kicked in, I felt unsettled by their sight...

12 February, 2016

'No Idea Who Shakespeare Slept With'

Dipsikha Thakur

Professor of English at Columbia University, James Shapiro, on why he loves Shakespeare in Love

31 January, 2016

'Israel Is Slowly Becoming A Pariah State'

Dipsikha Thakur

Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti on Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories

25 January, 2016

'India Is Too Tame'

Dipsikha Thakur

Steve McCurry is the world-famous photojournalist best-known for his 1984 photo The Afghan Girl

17 December, 2015

What's Behind The Trump Logic?

Dipsikha Thakur

The most consistent thing that stands out in all the biographies of Trump is privilege — and a stubborn amnesia about the past.

14 November, 2015

Hasan Suroor And The Question Of Culpability

Dipsikha Thakur

In spite of not feeling a whit of sympathy towards child abuse and rape, I felt deeply uncomfortable about the way he was being treated.

17 October, 2015

Gathering The Moss

Dipsikha Thakur

Susan Sontag the person is barely reachable behind the towering myth. This readable, book-length conversation helps.

Photo Gallery

Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

PTI Photo

A metro train runs on a railway track amid low visibility due to a cloudy weather, during the winter season in Ghaziabad.

PTI Photo

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Germany's Yvonne Li during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.


Traditional musicians perform during celebrations for the UAE 50th National Day, at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


A thick layer of haze over city skyline on a cold winter day in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

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.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh