And Just Like That, Indians outrage over white woman calling lehenga a sari — after years of stereotyping her onscreen
Using white-skinned women as half-naked dolls in some terribly scored item song is perhaps a graver crime then admitting to not knowing what Diwali is.
If we do a few right things in the next few years, we could bring about a cultural renaissance for the entire world
Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised
You cannot invisibilise someone if you recognise their contribution. And as a society, we have always sought to invisibilise Dalits, says author Gunjan Veda
Citing financial constraints, Sameera Iyengar and Sanjna Kapoor's Junoon announces closure after eight years
Arts and culture organisation Junoon announced on Tuesday that over the next few months, it would be closing down.
Indian way of conflict avoidance is by dialogue, not by brute force, says Narendra Modi in video message at IIM-Kozhikode seminar
In a world that is seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, the Indian way of life offers a ray of hope, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday
UN chief has asked world leader to make concrete plans intensify actions as emission around the world continue to rise.
What ails the arts in India? Former Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar points to an absence of historical temper
For the lecture 'What ails the arts in India?' the overarching ‘ailment’ former Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar laid out is the absence of historical temper in India.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! worked wonders as the ideal escapist film that both generations needed at a time when the country was going through a turmoil at a macro level.
Animal cruelty not inherent part of Indian culture; hundreds of local deities proof of survival in harmony
Till a few decades ago, inspite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was, by and large, a peaceful country where people lived in harmony with animals and respected their lives.
At Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, sadhus urge Modi govt to destroy Pakistan's nukes, end caste-based reservation
Sadhus gathered in Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela 2019 have urged the Narendra Modi government to take decisive steps to remove caste-based reservation as it is spreading hatred in the society while stressing on the need to destroy nuclear weapons of Pakistan for peace in the region
Despite similar histories, India lags behind Japan, South Korea in growth due to idea of nationalism focussing on religious minorities
How much of India's nationalism is focused on refining our culture? To answer that, ask yourself how often our nationalist party talks about Indian music, literature, architecture and art, and what is done to use it to improve our lives.
Saner's mural for St+art depicts two people wearing masks — a tiger mask to denote India's culture, and a jaguar mask, representing Mexican culture
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claims only Indian civilisation survived onslaught of invaders, country still has Hindu majority
Bhagwat was speaking at an event to launch a book on the life of former Congress president and founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Madan Mohan Malviya.
Amit Shah says nothing wrong with adopting the good in the West, but education bereft of Indian culture holds no significance
Amit Shah stressed on the need for a more inclusive education system while insisting that the Indian education system should not only focus on management, technology or finance alone but also work towards turning a person into a good human being.
125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address: Narendra Modi says external enemies take advantage of divided society
Speaking about the significance of self-confidence that Swami Vivekananda generated among Indian people, Narendra Modi said that today when India launched 100 satellites in one go, when the world discusses Manglayaan and Gaganyaan then it increases the self-confidence of the country
Kathak's conundrum: Amid appreciation for outward dazzle, is genuine artistry in danger of being overlooked?
In today’s world of many distractions and fast-track achievements, a disciplined, patient learning of the art form such as Kathak becomes rare
In his memoir, Jamil Urfi reflects on the changing nature of Indian society and the status of Urdu
Sari story: Satyam Shivam Sundaram to Mr India, how the nine yards reflected Bollywood's favourite tropes
From the quintessential mother played by Nirupa Roy to the sensuous yet virginal Zeenat Aman in Satyam Shivam Sundaram, the sari has come to represent several attributes, from modesty to mischief | #FirstCulture