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When we found light, not only fire, But also the fluorescent bulb bright, we did it. To think that we could keep sunlight, All through the night, we did it. When we ploughed the earth, but forgot to...
Of Relief Work and Resilience Following Cyclone Amphan, relief work in the already sensitive and complex Sundarbans delta was complicated by the sudden nationwide lockdown.
A tribute to Bernard Stiegler, the French philosopher who saw “provoking action” as the goal of philosophy.
In the most perilous situations, those that are least protected by the state are the first to be compelled to make a choice between disease and starvation.
Despite being somewhat ignored in Indian academia, Henri Lefebvre comes to our rescue every time, helping us understand and respond to space–time challenges.
We need contemporary art and artists to engage with the idea of justice creatively, portraying the tragedy of our judiciary powerfully and compellingly.
Following anthropologist Iravati Karve’s grounding of the Mahabharata in realism, the author proposes a new origin myth for Karna, brother to the Pandavas.
Even those speeches that don’t intend to cause harm can lead to violence with the usage of “thick terms.”
While Hollywood has begun making some amends for the poor representation of marginalised communities, Indian cinema has a long way to go.
A climate scholar weaves a critique of environmental policy with a personal tragedy in light of the toxic levels of air pollution in Delhi.
Who decides whether one is disabled “enough” and how does it affect one’s sense of self?
A tribute to actor Soumitra Chatterjee who died of COVID-19 complications.
Having lost a dear friend, the author reflects on the nature of friendship, and its relationship with memory.
As mounting performance pressure on students lays the ground for increasing malpractice, what can academic administrators do differently?
At the root of sexual harassment in the arts is an unquestioning culture of subservience.
Could the lived experiences of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, shared with millions of Americans, be their ticket to the White House?
As the concert stage is left empty, what can music and musicians do differently for the art form?
Amitav Ghosh’s novel goads us to seriously rethink our world, and finds new relevance under current circumstances.
S P Balasubrahmanyam’s influence on the Telugu people extends beyond singing and cinema.
The rise of balcony birders during the lockdown should strengthen citizen science in a changing world.
Diverse experiences of partition are spoken about in a limited manner, resulting in a conscious silence.
As our lives are increasingly taken over by electronic gadgets and screens, we should remind ourselves how reading can change lives and bring us unfathomable hours of happiness.
As life imitates dystopic art this year, perhaps it’s time to reimagine our art.
Rhea Chakraborty’s demonisation on the news and on social media is straight out of the vamp playbook from television serials.
As photography is increasingly democratised, how do we shake off the colonial gaze?
A writer reflects on her experiences as the author of a children’s picture book, a genre that is often dismissed and misunderstood.
In the middle of a pandemic, the market has transformed essential goods into status symbols.
Viewing Jyoti Kumari’s cycling feat as “matter out of place” reveals our collective gender and social biases.
Can we ever pre-empt which experiences might form a memory and which might not?
As the pandemic rages on and people are confined to their homes, many have sought comfort in baking bread, but not without documenting it on social media.
With safe spaces for dissent shrinking, a very public revolution was brewing—only to be upended by a pandemic that forced us back into our homes.
The communication void created in the Kashmir valley in August 2019 ironically became the medium for Kashmiris to reclaim their history and memorialise their suffering.
“Woke” politics must go beyond critiquing and cancelling popular culture in aggressive ways that do not foster a culture of solidarity and learning.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic opened up new opportunities for the production and consumption of Carnatic music in the virtual world?
Malayalam cinema continues to devalue the concept of consent and naturalises all violations of women’s personhood.
Thappad questions the predetermined, skewed, and unequal notions about the role of a man and a woman in even a so-called “happy” marriage.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have further marginalised the precarious lives of the Adivasis of Dahanu, Maharashtra.
Are the superstitions and cultural beliefs of Kerala at odds with its so-called exceptionalism?
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