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Jan 19, 2019
For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn, but ended up taking his own life; and for Savarnas who are too good to learnThose clueless about caste will never know why scores of DBA students never make it to the finish line in higher education, and why Rohith Vemula took his own life three years ago.
Dec 06, 2018
Babri Masjid demolition: A journalist recounts going undercover to Ayodhya as a kar sevakAmong the hundreds and thousands of kar sevaks who had made their way to the site of the Babri Masjid, armed with pick axes and shovels, in December 1992 was Sanjay Kaw, then a journalist with The Statesman. This is an account of his journey to Ayodhya
Nov 30, 2018
Jagadish Chandra Bose's face may soon feature on £50 notes, but India struggles to save legacy of its illustrious sonOn Jagadish Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, it's worth pondering, why — instead of reaching back into our mythology to claim Indians must have invented the internet and plastic surgery — we can't restore, celebrate and take pride in our actual scientific achievements.
Sep 30, 2018
One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifactsThe collection at the Government Museum of Chandigarh, divided in Lahore on 10 April 1948, came this side of the border after long and complex negotiations between the representatives of the two newly formed governments of India and Pakistan.
Sep 09, 2018
Selvaprakash Lakshmanan's photos chronicle a rejuvenation camp for temple elephantsSelvaprakash Lakshmanan's project is a vivid look into the annual 48-day camp and the journey the elephants undertake to get there.
Aug 15, 2018
A unique viewfinder: Photojournalist Kulwant Roy's legacy was nearly lost, then foundKulwant Roy's photographs offer an intimate portrait of the Indian freedom struggle and feature national heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel among others.
May 31, 2018
Watch: Kaavad, a dying Rajasthani art form, combines mythology and family histories to tell storiesA deep dive into the 400-year-old Rajasthani oral tradition of Kaavad — which involves a wooden box with painted doors and stories from mythology and folklore
May 25, 2018
For migrant labourers in Mumbai, mobile downloads are as close as they can get to their favourite movie starsFrom action to romance, Pawan Singh’s punches to Kesari Lal’s humour, dubbed versions of Telugu blockbusters to recorded orchestra music — migrant workers get their weekly dose of 70 mm entertainment on their phone screens, all for Rs 20 at their neighbourhood mobile phone shop
Apr 19, 2018
Destitute Rohingya refugees turn to drug trade; fuel influx of illegal substances into BangladeshOn a messy bed in a hut within the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, sits Munira, 30, with her two children. Munira is a Rohingya refugee; she has also acted as a drug carrier on three different occasions over the past few months.
Apr 03, 2018
Serampore's 232-year-old Denmark Tavern gets a glorious restoration: Take a look withinWith Serampore a popular pit-stop for Danish and English traders, in 1786, a British innkeeper called James Parr, opened the Denmark Tavern & Hotel. In no time at all, the tavern became a favourite among Europeans | #FirstCulture