From Gulzar Saab reciting Azaadi to Vishal Bhardwaj singing 7 Khoon Maaf songs: What to expect from Mehfil-E-KHAAS
The makers are all set to host a music launch event of Aasmaan Bhardwaj's directorial KUTTEY and are all set to celebrate the music of the film
Not Just Football: How Iran is bringing anti-government protests to FIFA World Cup 2022
As Iran continues to see unprecedented protests against the autocratic regime, its team chose to remain mum while the national anthem played before the match against England at the Qatar World Cup. Fans in the stands held placards and chanted anti-government slogans
Opinion | Kashmir needs more than just cosmetic changes, can’t let the gains of Article 370 fritter away
The de jure Islamic state created on the soil of India through Article 370 got dismantled, but the de facto Islamic state continues to hold fort.
Books of the week: From Arundhati Roy’s Azadi to a translation of Unni R's The Cock is the Culprit, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Azadi Records embraces greater digital presence by amping up online release of their music in lockdown
To adapt to changing times during a pandemic, Indian independent label Azadi Records has taken to releasing their music online, anticipating several months before the world reopens to live gigs.
2019 in music streaming: Luka Chuppi, Kabir Singh emerge as biggest Indian albums, Old Town Road dominates US, UK charts
For all the talk at conferences about non-film music staking its claim in the hearts of Indian listeners, the year-end streaming charts are dominated by Bollywood, and to some extent, English-language hits. Perhaps 'Duniyaa' is the default No. 1 song of the year, and its parent soundtrack Luka Chuppi the joint biggest album of 2019 along with the Kabir Singh OST.
Swaraj at 70
On 13 August, Firstpost began a series titled Swaraj at 70 that examined how different people from various walks of life view the concept of swaraj, aazadi and democracy.
After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slander
Interestingly unlike the Indian government, most of its global counterparts – opposed as many of them are to secessionist forces – do not view the demand for independence as a marker of anti-national sentiment.
ShutUP: This short film on freedom of expression speaks volumes with bouts of silence
ShutUp, a short film addresses the threats to freedom of expression, stressing on the refusal to listen to the other side as the biggest threat to the right
DU, JNU protests not about politics: It's a communication breakdown between State and civil society
On 4 March 2017, students and faculty from both DU and JNU walked down the high streets of central Delhi in opposition to ABVP’s hooliganism and in solidarity with those who came under attack in Ramjas.
Are calls for an independent Kashmir or 'azadi' always illegal or seditious? The answer is no
If what the SC had said mattered, then senior ministers of the Union government wouldn’t be using the term 'seditious' to characterise everyone who call for the independence of Kashmir, Punjab, Nagaland, Manipur or anything
Ramjas clash: Blocking DU students' right to protest stigmatises democratic credentials of BJP, ABVP
The statements by several BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley that students must limit activities to classrooms goes against the basic tenets of a university and political history of the ruling party at the centre
Kashmir unrest: Night patrols emerge in order to tackle police raids
With the situation in Kashmir turning worse day after day, it is now the fear of arrests and "excesses" committed by the forces that is fueling the unrest here.
Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'
Congress on Sunday came under fire from top ministers in the Modi government for "sympathising with supporters of terrorists", a day after Karnataka Home Minister gave a "clean chit" to Amnesty International over an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
After lectures on nationalism, JNU to have presentations on 'azadi'
Following the conclusion of a month-long series of lectures on "nationalism," the teachers of JNU have now decided to hold a string of presentations on "azadi"
Kanhaiya Kumar has democratised ‘azadi' and freed it from the clutches of Kashmiri separatists
Kanhaiya Kumar has democratized azadi. It will now forevermore be another impotent war cry in the arsenal of the subsidized Indian revolutionary
Many Kashmiris who espouse 'azadi' are as conservative and anti-'Communist' as right-wing 'nationalists'
Kanhaiya Kumar’s 11 February slogans about `azadi’ from hunger, exploitation, `Manuwad,’ etc. appears to have upset some Kashmiri `azadistas'
#AzadiFromCongress? Twitter trends mean nothing and the BJP government must pay heed
When the government is being largely unsuccessful in derailing mass-movements, their social media counterparts are busy trending irrelevancy. If this is what the trends look like, I would rather not follow what's trending!
Is India 'occupying' Kashmir? Why the Lefties are wrong
Is India doing an Israel in Kashmir? Some pseudo-Leftists seem to think so. But they should know that India is fighting sectarian forces in Kashmir, and not just fighting for a piece of land there.