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Dastangoi Husain Farooqui - Photo by La Frances Huistaff pick

To find out more about Dastangoi, and what the artist is currently up to, check out their blog.  Featured image credit: http://dastangoi.blogspot.in/
messenger of god movie controversy

By Bala Sai: Perhaps we are a fragile country, an inchoate, albeit delicate assembly of ideals and beliefs that could collapse at the slightest disturbance. Perhaps we are a country ...
hussain zaidi writer_featuredstaff pick

This post is a part of Youth Ki Awaaz’s coverage of the Crime Writers Festival: Catch the author for more as he discusses, ‘Notes From Mumbai Mafia’ and ‘Mumbai: The ...
Jerry Pintostaff pick

This post is a part of Youth Ki Awaaz’s coverage of the Crime Writers Festival: By Kanika Katyal: What is it about the city that drives an individual to crime? ...
Raghu Rai Bangladesh War

By Akhil Kumar: The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War And Its Unquiet Legacy Salil Tripathi Aleph Book Company 382 Pages The 2013 Shahbag protests renewed global interest ...
Byomkeshstaff pick

This post is a part of Youth Ki Awaaz’s Crime Writers Festival coverage: By Kanika Katyal: Think crime fiction. Think Bengal. Think Detective. And an image of Byomkesh Bakshi immediately ...
selma

By Devang Pathak: A defining scene in Selma has Dr. Martin Luther King, played brilliantly by actor David Oyelowo, say “I would rather that people be upset and hate me ...
JNUstaff pick

By Somrita Urni Ganguly: The Supreme Court verdict of December 11th, 2013 set aside the landmark Delhi High Court ruling which said that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, ...
PK poster

By Sanghamitra Aich: I have some distinct memories of a family I once knew. They used to follow a certain guru who lived in Rajasthan. This guru gave strict instructions ...
black

By Kainat Sarfaraz: Je Suis Charlie. I am Charlie. The internet is exploding with these words. People across various ages, races and religions are condemning Wednesday’s attack on the Paris ...
the interview

By Devang Pathak: This is not an easy country for creative freedom. I don’t need to state facts to make my case. We are indoctrinated in the art of what ...
calvin_featured_1

By Moumita Ghosh: Calvin and Hobbes has been a high point of my Sunday newspaper reading ritual for as long as I can remember. There is laughter galore every time I ...
Hari Hara

By Maria Lopez: On the 5th of December 2014 an exhibition titled W.A.R (Women Art Resistance) opened at the American Center to a packed auditorium. The show was curated by ...
zindagi channel

By Abhismita Sen: Dear Zee Entertainment Enterprises, When the Zindagi channel was launched, I was not very enthusiastic. I had enough of indigenous entertainment which offered nothing beyond saas-bahu clashes, sibling ...
nightcrawler movie review

By Zehra Kazmi: Nightcrawler is a rare film, it’s bone-chilling yet pulsating. The film leaves you in shock, your heart still thumping long after the credits have started rolling. Jake ...
Photo Credit

By Kirrat Sachdeva: Curiosity gets the best of us and so does all the subsequent guesswork! While the internet and your family can give you lists of signs and symptoms ...
the-interview-movie-poster

By Soumya Raj: North Korea called US President Obama a monkey. They were so scared of this movie that they compared the president of one of the most influential nations ...
Uglystaff pick

By Rohan Seth: Had Niccolò Machiavelli been alive today, he would have felt vindicated after watching Ugly. ‘Men are ungrateful, fickle, liars, and deceivers’ – Anurag Kashyap deserves to be ...
Sulemani Keedastaff pick

By Rohan Seth: In the time of corporate bonded labour, targets, presentations, appraisals, Dabangs, Singhams, Happy New Years, love jihad, VHP and RSS feeds – I discovered the perfect albeit ...
PK film poster.

By Soumya Raj: 2014 was a good, an almost daring year for films. Starting off with Highway, Dedh Ishqiya, and Ankhon Dekhi to Sulemani Keeda, Queen, Haider and the quite ...
best films of 2014

By Zehra Kazmi: 2014 was an important year for cinema. Hollywood churned out some films that left us gasping for breath and searching for words. Here in India, though, it ...
PK poster

By Sanya Malik: Mahatma Gandhi once said “God has no religion”. The need to challenge religious divisiveness and understand Gandhi is greater than ever in the present scenario. From the ...

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