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

Making the Cut

How a septuagenarian American man keeps classic Indian films alive

The Caravan

Death Wish

Narayan Lavate’s lifelong pursuit of death

The Caravan

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. 

Firstpost

Rohit Shetty's Simmba is a throwback to Hindi films' depiction of rape as 'entertainment'

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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. 

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Documentary Veil Done shows three women's struggle to be fit against domestic duties and lack of support

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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?

The Hindu

A mirror unto her own life

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 Hindu

The other Meghalaya music scene from the documentary series ‘Songs to Live By’

The six part series looks at fading community traditions in Meghalaya.

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Documentary Name|Place|Animal|Thing introduces Karnataka’s Hakki Pikki tribe and its oddly named people

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‘Art before commerce’: Calvin and Hobbes and what made the comic strip so special

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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.

Firstpost

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.

The Quint

Inside Dantewada's Phagun Madai celebrations

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Arson, rape, brutal murders: What the Rohingya saw before they fled Myanmar

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Book Review: Wendy Doniger Revisits the Kamasutra

Doniger’s account of the Kamasutra attempts to reinstate the book in the canon of Sanskrit literature.

The Quint

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.

The Quint

Mumbai's historic fishing district — Sassoon Docks — gets a makeover with a street art project

Firstpost

 

From student to anti-national to terrorist – how TV channels constructed Umar Khalid

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Meet the Indian 'Elephant Boy' who played Mowgli and became a movie star in the 1940s

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Not even the four-day fire at Deonar, Mumbai's largest dumping ground, could keep waste-pickers from their work

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Rajasthan's Barefoot College is turning semi-literate African women into solar engineers

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Documentary ‘Glide’ takes the top-angle view on paragliding culture in a Himachal village

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Documentary 'The Fight to Dance' looks at why dance bars are against culture but item songs are not 

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'No-fuel' restaurant menus, fewer surgeries: How Nepal is coping with India’s economic blockade 

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