Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Thought control: Season of bans in Pakistan

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” — Voltaire Pakistan has had a history of banning books and social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook....
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Bollywood  /  Published 11.03.20

Home truth for Homi

Angrezi Medium director Homi Adajania says his digital debut series Saas Bahu Aur Cocaine, about women running a cocaine cartel, is going to be “funny, gritty and extremely bold”. He has lined up ...
By PTI in

India  /  Published 28.12.19

Press in Kashmir forced into silence

The year, 2019, will be remembered in Kashmir for the abrogation of Article 370, detention of three former chief ministers of the state and the subsequent clampdown, communication and internet blockad...
By Majid Maqbool in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.19

A happy blend of old and new

The library has always been the heart of a good school. It will remain so if librarians learn to adapt and realign their space to the new learning environment. It is heartening to see that many librar...
By Devi Kar in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Governor suspects ‘censorship’ in meet snub

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar locked horns with the Mamata Banerjee government again, wondering whether “censorship” was in place and accusing the administration of behaving in an “unconstitu...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Kashmir: Perils of a muscular approach

Stone-pelting long has been a way of protesting in Kashmir but not in the uncontrollable fashion it which it erupted following the killing of Burhan Wani in July 2016. Northern Army Commander General ...
By A. S. Dulat in

Opinion  /  Published 21.08.19

Confusing a majoritarian world and uniformity

Two letters from opposing ends have created a debate and raised larger issues. They have survived in a way few letters to the editor do; most disappear after the usual hiccup. The first was the one tr...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.08.19

"I am no hero...": Utpal Dutt, the anti-cleric extraordinaire

That Dutt was an avowed communist is not unknown to many. His theatrical sojourn delineates his constant struggle to come up with narratives which laid bare the exploitation of the hoi polloi. Beginni...
By in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

Mahua Moitra's speech applies to Pakistan too

A recent speech by a first-time Indian parliamentarian, Mahua Moitra, became quite a sensation. In it, she had read out the signs of early fascism from a Holocaust poster. Some of the points she made ...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

India  /  Published 17.05.19

Artistes feel freedom of expression will be stifled if Modi, BJP return

Five days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar was forced to cancel a play looking at the behaviour of Indian...
By Reuters in New Delhi


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