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Postscript

Postscript
Rooted in the stigmatisation of disease, our culture of profanity has wide-ranging social ramifications, including the potential to incite violence.
How can we think about the figure of the 20th-century woman musician from the perspective of musical creativity and aesthetics in khayal?
Paatal Lok is a ruthless deconstruction of contemporary India with its disturbing social stratification.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rohith Vemula had more in common, in life as in death, than just their love for the cosmos.
Soap opera viewing is as much an act of pleasure as it is an act of resistance.
Teachers ought to be of flexible mind, recognising that there is no “final” conclusion in matters concerning teaching and learning.
What was the silver lining to the COVID-19-ridden US Open last year?
A survivor of sexual assault as a child imagines what it might have been like to go to court as a 12-year-old, in light of the Bombay High Court’s recent judgment.
Legendary comedians Jaspal Bhatti and Moin Akhter on either side of the India–Pakistan border showed the mirror to their hypocritical governments and societies, but with hearty laughs.
Watching Gamak Ghar , the author attempts a reconciliation with abandoned origins, an uprooted childhood and the undispersed family that used to be.
A researcher reflects on approaching and gathering information from the vast and diverse bureaucracy of the Indian state.
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.
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