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KALEIDOSCOPE: QUEER VOICES FROM THE PERIPHERY

Utpal Datta makes a sensitive attempt to hear the unheard ‘third voice’ and reviews Dr Kaustubh Padmapani’s ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REALISM OF THE MATERIALISTIC WORLDVIEW

Sharad Raj explores the evolution of realism in Indian cinema, its many forms and structures, and the deviations in its style ...

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POLITICS: ACTIVISM FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE

In the wake of recent events, notably the controversy surrounding the conferment of the Sangita Kalanidhi award upon TM Krishna by the Madras M...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: A POETIC DOCUMENTARY

This week it is O.P. Srivastava's tryst with temporality as he remembers Mani Kaul's documentary film, a masterpiece, Siddhesh...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC OF THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION

It is Kumar Shahani's Khayal Gatha (The Saga of Khayal), a 1989 Indian experimental film written and directed by Kumar Shahani, that O....

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KALEIDOSCOPE: FIVE BOOKS YOU MUST READ BY UTPAL DATTA

In my recent reading journey, each of the books here emerged as beacons and illuminating facets of self-discovery and intellectual pilgrimage, ...

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POLITICS: WHEN THE SEEDS OF HATE WERE SOWN

Humra Quraishi recounts the days when there was respect and great pride in India’s diversity, and brings back memor...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: H-POP & AUTHOR KUNAL PUROHIT

I’m introducing the brilliant mind behind the thought-provoking book "H-Pop," Kunal Purohit, a young explorer of alternative perspectives...

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POLITICS: FLASHBACK TO THE TIMES OF HINDUTVA

The influence of Hindutva politics on democratic and academic institutions in India has raised concerns about the erosion of secularism, threat...

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ENVIRONMENT: CAMPAIGN AGAINST LAND GRAB GAINS MOMENTUM

The Mahalakshmi Race Course is part of Mumbai's heritage and has stood the test of time. It is a symbol of Mumbai's cultural and historical ric...

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