For years, Girish Karnad has used history and ancient myths to examine the fault lines of Indian society, here and now. As he returns with a new historical play, a look at the 80-year-old’s legacy and why he still feels the need to voice his dissent.
Abhilash Tomy’s Golden Globe adventure, though, remained a secret to his parents. “When the boat was built, a Malayalam newspaper printed a small story about it. That’s when we came to know,” the father says.
The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.
Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif on his new novel Red Birds and the war that will go on forever.
Ramachandra Guha on the second volume of his biography on Mahatma Gandhi, the cost of criticising the incumbent government and why Dalits are a major political force today.
The tabloid is now called Nyaya Patha and it hits the stands tomorrow on Lankesh’s first death anniversary -- with a special issue.
In her new book, feminist poet-writer Suniti Namjoshi revisits Aesop’s life and asks: can stories save a world gone mad?
Flagging the alleged discrimination to the North in the state Budget, a couple of organisations raised a demand for a separate state of North Karnataka last month.
Thank You for the Stories: Mohananswamy’s readers continue to find him. He uses every opportunity to meet and counsel them. “I have to speak up, only then will others find the courage. Someone has to be there for them. Someone has to say, this is who I am,” he says.
The website’s founder and owner, Mahesh Vikram Hegde, said, “When we tried to post something on our page Sunday, we could not find it. We have not received any communication from Facebook. So, we cannot even appeal against it,” Hegde said.
Suba, along with writers like Rajesh Kumar and Pattukottai Prabhakar — and before them, Sujatha — was a part of the explosion of Tamil crime writing in the 1970s and 1980s. Their stories were serialised in magazines, printed as monthly novels, and devoured by a people on the move.
Students in state government schools at present learn English from Class V.
Writer Sumana Roy on her new novel, why she rejects all that is readymade and the subversion in her writing.
Starting this month, teachers in 150 government schools in Kannur will be training students of Classes VIII to XII on how to spot false news and information, the lure of sensational news and the idea of the “filter bubble”.
Bengaluru municipality’s proposed pet licensing by-laws have met with overwhelming protest from animal welfare activists and pet owners. It has led to howls of indignation from dog owners in the city.
For those exiled from Shillong over the decades by a xenophobic politics, a willful amnesia has been the only way to move on.
Anuradha Roy on her new novel, the perils of nationalism and what sustains her at a time of toxic change.
Over the years, there have been many challenges to Ireland’s conservative stance on abortion — which, in effect, forces women to travel to the UK for legal and safe abortion.
Shivkumar Aaradhya had placed his trust — not so much in his party’s tactics in the Karnataka Assembly in three hours — but in Kaliamma and the “magic number”.
Mahesh won the Kollegal Assembly constituency in Chamarajnagar district, beating his nearest rival, the Congress’s A R Krishna Murthy, by a comfortable margin of 19,454 votes.