What does it take to give up a well-paying job and go seeking life in rural India?
In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.
Contemporary Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral on aggressive nationalism, returning the Sahitya Akademi award last year, and his altered relationship with his hometown in Tehri Garhwal.
A museum in Pattanam, Kochi, traces the journey of the black pepper and what made Muziris, the ancient seaport, one of the first cosmopolitan centres in the world.
British novelist Martin Amis on writing, living in Trump’s America and the tricky business of being a writer’s son.
Award-winning director and actor Atul Kumar was once terrified of William Shakespeare. Now, his latest production, Khwaab-Sa, is one of his most forceful adaptations of the Bard’s plays.
Marathi theatre was already in the middle of a slowdown. Demonetisation has hit it further.
I’m not feeling patriotic, I tell you, only annoyed.
In the violent images of the man-leopard conflict that we read and see, lost is the essential character of the wild animal that just wants to be left alone.
Why frogs and toads have fascinated children (and some adults) for ages.
As NFDC’s Film Bazaar completes a decade, a look at the bustling platform that brings together passionate filmmakers and new, exciting cinematic voices.
The disarming whimsy of Constantia provides a very real backdrop to I Allan Sealy’s iconic Trotter Nama.
Far away from home, coming to terms with grief in one of the oldest living cities in the world.
How Sudesh Adhana is talking patriarchy to the man on the street through a new, unsettling dance performance.
Gulls have learned to adapt to humans and their degraded environment. That cannot be a good thing.
In an increasingly isolated world, the humble Udupi restaurant stands as an island of diversity, harmony and tolerance.
Five people tell us why they prefer the safety of their cupboards, jars and lofts to banks.
A diary with pages of the past, a carefully wrapped family photograph, a bicycle that has seen better days. What do people take when conflict pushes them out of their homes?
Malika Amar Shaikh looks back at a life closely entwined with the Left and the Dalit movements, the souring of her marriage with Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal and why she put the personal before the political.
Virtual reality films like Cost of Coal not only allow one to experience another person’s situation — it also allows us to control our own.
Deepti Gupta is a rare Indian lead in Pakistani dramas. She speaks about being a misfit in Hollywood, the importance of a cultural bridge between the two countries and challenging narrow ideas of beauty.
As the ban on mobile and wireless internet services cripples the Valley, a few find alternatives to latch on to
Home to the largest monk population in the world, Mundgod in Karnataka remains a relatively undiscovered world.
What if our phones were to go silent? Would you be able to deal with the silence?
For years, novelist Ann Patchett has been telling the same story over and over again. Yet, it never gets old.
In late August, American tourist Justin Shetler went on a trek in Himachal’s Parvati Valley. He never returned. His family pieces together the day they lost him to the mountains.
Away from Delhi’s Dickensian grimness, coastal birds to lift the spirits.
Once a Soviet territory, the old town of Tallinn, a vibrant, bustling hub of history and culture, is just perfect for a day trip.
Last week, I was rich. Now, I have to queue up to get what’s mine. Someone has to pay.
Donald Trump’s victory has revived the uncertainty and fear Indian-origin citizens of the US faced after 9/11.
How the classic bandhgala came to be associated with Jawaharlal Nehru.
In Jawaharlal Nehru’s writings one can see an attempt to understand the complexities of India and a respect for cultures other than one’s own.
In Singapore, nearly three years after the Little India riot, migrant workers from Bangladesh and India attempt to create a semblance of home, through music, poetry and cricket.
Arpana Caur — whose retrospective opens at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, this month — on how she came to be an artist, living through the 1984 anti-Sikh violence and why scissors crop up on her canvases.
Tamil writer Ambai on writing detective fiction, why men come first in any literary history and the unacknowledged legacy of women’s lives.
How to be a crack birder and have a jolly good time.