The extraordinary story of cheating death, again and again and again and again...
As the world celebrates Human Rights Day today, here are a few films from India which have brought to the forefront issues of basic civil liberties.
In 2020, the top court faced a barrage of criticism over allegations of not acting swiftly towards the plight of lakhs of migrant workers.
'Nothing has changed,' he says, eight years after a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi
The incident took place last week and the accused, all residents of a locality where the girl lives, had recorded the act on a mobile phone.
When one sees me on screen I hope he or she only sees and feels the character, not Shefali
Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi says nothing has changed in our country when it comes to women's security.
The 2012 Delhi gang-rape case finally came to an end in the wee hours of Friday morning as four Nirbhaya case convicts were hanged to death in Delhi's Tihar jail.
'Now when my son is dead, I believe courts will give a fair hearing to me,' said father of one of the convicts.
Kejriwal said there was a need to strengthen the police system in the country
Talking to reporters at her house, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi said that justice was delayed, but not denied, and added that they would continue their fight for justice for India's daughters.
Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were executed for the savage assault in an empty moving bus on the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who came to be known the world over as Nirbhaya, the fearless one.
The parents of death-row convicts have suggested that the convicts should be handed over to the World Health Organization for coronavirus clinical trial.
While dismissing the plea, the bench said pending petitions of the convicts in various fora is untenable in law as a ground to stay the execution.
Mukesh Singh had moved the Supreme Court, challenging a Delhi High Court order which rejected his claim that he was not in the city when at the time of crime on December 16, 2012.
A trial court has issued fresh death warrants for March 20 at 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of convicts Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay.
The four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case have no legal remedy available which can delay their hanging.
The Delhi jail manual says if a death row convict develops an acute or serious (not chronic) physical illness, hanging will be postponed. The jail superintendent will take the medical opinion to determine the degree of physical disability
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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
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.