The book titled 'Krishna Sobti: A Counter Archive' is part of the ‘Writer in Context’ series which has been conceptualized to facilitate understanding of Indian writers from different languages.
The author breathed her last in a Delhi hospital this morning, where she was admitted for the last two months.
The generation of immigrants born post-Independence never really got a full sense of the city they had moved to, and instead idealised their native villages.
Two faces on the adjoining table made me perk up. I sensed some unseen tension. Perhaps an estrangement and an effort to make it smooth?
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
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.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.