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The Politics of Namelessness

The 2014 National Film Awards for the best film on environment conservation was bagged by a Malayalam film on the nameless workers who keep a city running.

Cosmetic Journalism

The recent general elections have exposed the facade of objectivity in the Indian media which is awash with a culture of consumerism that engenders bias and oversimplification.

What You Will

As Malvolio pronounces in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, some have greatness thrust on them – with surprising results.

Shadows of Doubt

National Film Award winner Shahid asks uncomfortable but important questions about how the Indian state regards Muslims and terrorism.

Private Pleasures

The working ways of literary geniuses reveal a world of quirky fetishes and strange habits that transcend imaginary borders to produce timeless masterpieces.

Young Yamuna

Pursuing the Yamuna upstream to Purola, the gateway to Har ki doon, a valley in north Uttarakhand, a trekker gets lost in blue skies, a warm sun, and many-hued birds.

Love and God on the Margins

The first female rector of St Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, New York, the Reverend Winnie Varghese, daughter of Kerala Christian parents, is openly and proudly gay.

Freedom, but by the Numbers

In the wake of the controversy over Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism, issues about responsibility and consequence under Indian law need to be borne in mind.

The Patriach Will No Longer Write

With the death of the Nobel prize-winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a solitude has descended on the world of literature.

The Return of the Village

While both the classic Mother India and the recent Gulaab Gang may be seen as examples of the Hindi “village film”, there is a world of difference in their treatment.


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