Marking Muharram in Suru Valley (Photo Essay)
The rituals of Muharram observed by Shia Muslims go on for days in Tai Suru village of Ladakh’s Kargil district. For the children, especially girls, it is a chance to meet friends and spend long hours together
People's Archive of Rural India
How a septuagenarian American man keeps classic Indian films alive
Narayan Lavate’s lifelong pursuit of death
Denotified tribes and a much-needed legal intervention
The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPAProject) is a research and litigation intervention against criminalisation of communities and on decarceration.
Rohit Shetty's Simmba is a throwback to Hindi films' depiction of rape as 'entertainment'
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: An unsettling portrait of Manohar Aich, India’s most famous bodybuilder
The documentary on the ‘Pocket Hercules’ Manohar Aich won a special jury award at the National Film Awards.
Documentary Veil Done shows three women's struggle to be fit against domestic duties and lack of support
The Curious Case of Indian Animation
Why is there such a dearth of good quality content at home when there’s so much Oscar-winning talent?
It’s no surprise that Usha Bane’s one and only tryst with acting in Chaitanya Tamhane's Court was a such a standout one. She played a manual scavenger’s widow, whose life struggles resonated with eerie similarity to her own.
The other Meghalaya music scene from the documentary series ‘Songs to Live By’
The six part series looks at fading community traditions in Meghalaya.
Documentary Name|Place|Animal|Thing introduces Karnataka’s Hakki Pikki tribe and its oddly named people
‘Art before commerce’: Calvin and Hobbes and what made the comic strip so special
Tar balls wash up along India’s western coast every monsoon; experts say it's a deep, recurring problem
The coastline is covered with these waxy formations every year during the monsoon, lending the air a distinctly oily smell.
The Subcontinent’s Original Bad Girl Otherwise Known as Ismat Apa
Ismat Chughtai was a rebel from the outset with her sharp eye and ready wit.
Inside Dantewada's Phagun Madai celebrations
Arson, rape, brutal murders: What the Rohingya saw before they fled Myanmar
Book Review: Wendy Doniger Revisits the Kamasutra
Doniger’s account of the Kamasutra attempts to reinstate the book in the canon of Sanskrit literature.
Inside A Feminist Film Festival
As Mumbai woke up to India’s Independence Day with songs of patriotism (of Shaheeds, Jawans and Khoon ) blaring through everywhere, in an alternate universe a feminist docu film festival was stirring to life.
Mumbai's historic fishing district — Sassoon Docks — gets a makeover with a street art project
From student to anti-national to terrorist – how TV channels constructed Umar Khalid
Meet the Indian 'Elephant Boy' who played Mowgli and became a movie star in the 1940s
Not even the four-day fire at Deonar, Mumbai's largest dumping ground, could keep waste-pickers from their work
Rajasthan's Barefoot College is turning semi-literate African women into solar engineers
Documentary ‘Glide’ takes the top-angle view on paragliding culture in a Himachal village
Documentary 'The Fight to Dance' looks at why dance bars are against culture but item songs are not
'No-fuel' restaurant menus, fewer surgeries: How Nepal is coping with India’s economic blockade