The year saw cinema that portends something novel for Bengal. It portends something new and at the same time recalls a bygone era of Bengali cinema.
It is time for “Indian” women to step out as a bloc that demands certain rights for the entirety of the female population in the country. Failure to deliver should hold the threat of being toppled at the polls.
So the ruling CPI(M) government and party have unleashed a reign of terror in Nandigram. But what about the opposition that seeks to initiate another round of political discomfiture and fear elsewhere? Is that what the state's people want, a choice b
The rapes of Imrana in India, Dr. Shazia Khalid in Pakistan, and most recently a television program called Corridors in Afghanistan.embody the possibility of a serious debate in the global public sphere about the status of Muslim women
Many had argued that Dhananjoy's death would set an example to future offenders, but the little factoids that appear in the city's dailies seem to suggest a rather seamy and sordid reality in its wake.
How are we to understand the ethos of censorship in Bengal? Do the Bengalis shrink away from filmic or other depictions and discussions of sexuality? Or is it just a case of control-freaks deciding how you dress, what you read and see?
There isn't a shred of doubt in my mind about the dreadful and ghastly nature of both the crimes that have been grabbing headlines in Kolkata recently. But is retributive justice in the form of death penalty the best form that justice can take?
Theft does not have politics. It screams the poverty of politics. It announces to the world that we are so bereft as a people, so denuded of any sense of the past, any pride in our cultural accomplishments, that we now strip our museums.
Recently the 'Women's Studies Center' at the University of Pune was renamed as the 'Women's and Family Studies Center'. So what's the big deal about it all? A critical look.
A man promises to marry a woman. Consequently, they have sex. The man does not marry the woman. The woman sues for rape. The courts agree. What do you think?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a function to commemorate the ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addresses a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a function to commemorate the ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders take a pledge on the 72nd National Law Day during the state BJP working committee meeting in Bhopal.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
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
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.
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.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.