Articles by Sonali Jain
Feb 07, 2019
In the nomadic Kanjarbhat community, a group of activists are quietly leading a campaign against 'virginity tests'In the Kanjarbhat community, a bride must submit to a 'virginity test' on the night of her wedding. But a campaign spearheaded by the community's youth is hoping to put an end to the practice | A ground report
Jun 22, 2018
Girija - A Lifetime in Music: A documentary that pays mellifluous tribute to the Hindustani classical music legendGirija – A Lifetime In Music is a melodious account of the life and the works of Girija Devi, the legendary Hindustani classical vocalist, who was famously known as the ‘Queen of Thumri’.
Jun 05, 2018
The Pangti Story documents how a Nagaland village went from hunting the Amur Falcon to conserving itIn just one year, the hunters of Pangti become conservationists of these visiting raptors, but they are now struggling to earn a livelihood
May 22, 2018
I am Bonnie: An intimate account of a footballer's journey from celebrated sportsperson to an outcastI am Bonnie tells the story of athlete Bandana Paul's life after she underwent a sex reassignment surgery. Instead of being a generalised portrayal of the stigma attached to gender dysphoria, it is a story of survival
May 18, 2018
Musician Ali Saffudin on his track 'Manzoor Nahi' and what it means to be an artist in Kashmir'I ask myself, if Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bob Marley belonged to Kashmir, what would they write about?' says Ali Saffudin.
Apr 07, 2018
Watch: This video decodes the sinister ways in which websites manipulate your behaviour using dark patternsThere are many kinds of dark patterns, the most common being: ads disguised as actual content and navigation elements; spam emails; misdirection from hidden costs (which you can totally avoid by clicking on the ‘skip this step’ link in the tiny, indistinct font somewhere at the bottom of the page); and tricks to make you share more information than you intend to.
Feb 20, 2018
Khotachiwadi: A walk through the charming heritage precinct that's preserving Mumbai's pastIn the maddening bustle of Mumbai's Girgaum locality, a quaint little street leads to the 200-year-old heritage precinct of Khotachiwadi.
Feb 07, 2018
Winter Olympics 2018: A rookie's guide to the precise sport of lugeThe rules of luge are very simple, but luging, in itself, is quite complex. Essentially, lugers have to travel through a steep and inclined ice-track, and record the fastest finish time. Since lugers travel at speeds more than 120 km/h, their finish time is calculated to the thousandth of a second, making it one of the most precisely-timed sports in the world.
Jan 25, 2018
Watch: A brief history of India's Republic Day paradeOn 26 January 1950, the newly-sworn President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, rode through the streets of Delhi to reach Irwin Amphitheatre (now Dhyan Chand National Stadium). This was the venue of the first ever Republic Day parade, where 3,000 officers of the armed forces, and more than 100 aircrafts had participated.