Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.
The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.
Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.
'Into The Wild' is a film that released in 2007 and was directed by Sean Penn. It is the story of a man who leaves behind the comforts of the urban life and takes up an existence in the wild. Here is an engaging review of the film.
Rakshanda Jalil’s remarkable understanding of the complexity of experience surrounding Muslim identity in contemporary India is lucid, thought provoking and an exceedingly powerful commentary on the Indian political climate that is simultaneously secular and intolerant.
Manikarnika is a film that could have raised important questions on patriarchy and the struggle of women to leave their mark. However, the weak storytelling and absence of critical inquiry made the film fail to raise questions.
The recent flick Badhai Ho delves into the tabooed questions surrounding late motherhood and the societal ridicule that it generates. The film also shows how judgments around women’s sexuality are often passed without genuine empathy.