In 'Why Men Rape', writer Tara Kaushal conducts a rigorous investigation into sexual violence in India
Why Men Rape — An Indian Undercover Investigation, a new book authored by Tara Kaushal, deconstructs the very complex subject of rape, chipping away at the falsehoods patriarchy has perpetrated
Decoding the spread of memes in time of coronavirus: From dispelling the sense to doom to providing 'edutainment'
Memes are thriving during the pandemic. Billions of people stuck at home, with access to the internet and more time than usual on their hands, means more meme-time.
The Zoom party is the bridge we need in these times of social distancing and isolation; what it's like to 'attend' one
In varying degrees of enforced isolation, people all over the world have tuned to “Zoom parties”, promoting a slew of editorials about the app, and how it’s the only form of social interaction many users have during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
At the very start of his poem 'New News', spoken word poet Jurczok 1001 jolts you into listening with his warning. Such warnings are interjected with false promises — of love, "great news" and news that is up-to-date. 'New News' is part of the poet's new collection titled Spoken Beats, which comprises the spoken word poems he wrote in the last decade. He performed from the collection at the last edition of the Tata Literature Live! in Mumbai.
From Hum Dekhenge to Aazadi: The evolving culture of protest in India, and its role in forming public opinion
A thriving culture of protest in India is facilitating creation of original work. The beats are fast. The structure is verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus — typical of pop songs. The lyrics, potent.
Good economics for the CAA-NRC times: Banerjee, Duflo's book dispels many of our beliefs about immigration
The conspicuous exclusion of Muslims in the CAA will alter the demographic makeup of voters in states, creating a cushy vote bank for the BJP. Notably, war and natural disasters may force people to move, but otherwise, an increase in wages, better opportunity and even starvation are not enough.
Iqra Khilji, who shot to fame with her poem Khabees, speaks about what poetry means to her and her literary inspirations
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize winning-author Yann Martel spoke about his book The High Mountains of Portugal and his upcoming book based on the Trojan War; his writing process and advice for budding writers.
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Audrey Truschke, assistant professor of history at Rutgers University, spoke about her latest book Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth; the social-media backlash that followed upon publishing of the book, and the resulting impact.
Ben Okri on his novel The Freedom Artist, fight for justice in society, and relationships among writers
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri spoke about his latest novel The Freedom Artist; the need to fight for justice in society, and the collaborative relationships within the writing community.
James Crabtree on his book The Billionaire Raj, meeting Indian industrial magnates, and economic reforms for a better India
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, author and journalist James Crabtree spoke about his latest book The Billionaire Raj; his observations on the Indian conglomerates and corporate magnates, and economic-political reforms that can spearhead India to a prosperous and stable future.
Hari Kunzru on White Tears, a post-internet world, and returning to the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, author Hari Kunzru spoke about his writing process; his latest book White Tears; his observations on other Indian writers and his fondness for the litfest.
These YouTube videos are doing what everyone who wants to reach the masses does — objectify women.
Indian employees have left the Chinese companies due to various reasons.
After the privacy breaches that have taken place, would these tech companies be able to safeguard the sanctity of the election procedures? Nikita Rana explores.
One wonders what will happen in India, where maximum number of sexual harassment reports are generated taking place at the work place.
Economists are studying consumer behaviour and are finding more data on citizens through social networking platforms rather than through the govt. portal
Would the Flipkart-Walmart deal be worth it and do us all good in the long run? Is the question that looms over our heads.
Nikita Rana talks about how WhatsApp and other social media platforms like Facebook are increasing the danger of Fake News affecting even our elections.
Daily Dope's Nikita Rana gives us the gist about the complaints registered by the petitioners and how the state has addressed the Aadhaar issue