Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Book Review

Book Review | The Sahils Of Queer Street

Jan 01, 2022 Chintan Girish Modi

An illustrated children’s book that introduces and normalizes queerness while gently nudging its readers to be more open, receptive, kind and loving

Book Review | The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell

Dec 25, 2021 Shafey Kidwai

A promising author, Zehra Naqvi, nuancedly articulates how the multi-layered and complicated processes with its intense emotional pressure leave mothers completely burned up in her book, 'The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants to Tell'.

Compliments, Concessions And Contradictions: HD Deve Gowda Remembers AB Vajpayee

HD Deve Gowda remembered AB Vajpapayee, with whom he differed on many issues, with fondness and recalls a time when Vajpayee offered support to Gowda when the latter was heading a coalition government at the centre.

The Story Of India's Farm Crisis And The Plight Of Farmers In Vidarbha

Dec 04, 2021 Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

In his new book 'Ramrao: The Story of India's Farm Crisis', journalist Jaideep Hardikar has penned the painful story of Ramrao Panchleniwar, a farmer from Vidarbha, who attempted suicide back in 2014.

Book Review | 'The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables For A Planet In Crisis' By Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh connects the origins of our current climate crisis to Western colonialism's ruthless exploitation of human life and the natural world in this ambitious read.

24 October, 2021

Book Review | 'The Midway Battle: Modi's Rollercoaster Second Term' By Gautam Chintamani

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

'The Midway Battle: Modi's Roller-Coaster Second Term', by Gautam Chintamani, a new book released by Bloomsbury India, sheds light on some of the historic moments.

10 October, 2021

Book Review | Women Who Wear Only Themselves: Conversations With Four Travellers On Sacred Journeys

Anjana Basu

Subramaniam chose four who were unsung heroines, with little cult following. They cast off their lives and were very clear about the divide between the material and the spiritual.

09 October, 2021

Book Review | All India Radio And The Birth Of A Nation

Seema Guha

A Bangladesh War Commentary: 1971 Radio Dispatches by U.L. Baruah takes the reader into the Bangladesh liberation movement and throws light on its impact on politics in Pakistan

09 October, 2021

Book Review | Kabir: The life And Work Of The Early Modern Poet

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

What does Kabir’s life and poetry tell us about this nation’s past and present?

04 September, 2021

Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

The novel, a mystery, thrives on the distance between Noma and Delhi as the key to its narrative. Except for one, most characters in the novel are regular, everyday people. A racy page-turner.

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

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.

Graphic Novel

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.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


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.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz