By Murtaza Ali Khan
Roger Ebert had written in his review of A.I. Artificial Intelligence, “It has mastered the artificial, but not the intelligence.” Blade Runner 2049, on the contrary, appears to have mastered both.
By Saidalavi PC
The nadir of despair, have you seen, my friend? Look here.
The broken bones and seared flesh of Akhlaq, Pehlu Khan
The chilling presence of a missing Najeeb from JNU
And a countless under-trials behind the bars on flimsy charges for days on end.
By Srirupa Dhar
Just a moment’s flicker and then I see a pale yellow creature resting on to a Lego piece. The creature seemed to be unsure of its sudden landing. It was trying to hide the tip of its dark brown legs.
By Rahman Abbas
In this atmosphere of manufactured hate, it is a pity to witness an author, who claims to read and write literature, to support the divisive agenda knowingly or unknowingly by communalizing the ruling of the SC without understanding the rationale behind the ruling.
By Rimli Bhattacharya
As the tunes played, I wrote on the board: “Cos2theta + Sine2theta”. Blindfolded, he wrote, “ =1”. I instantly fell in love with him. It was quite natural at my age; who wouldn’t? The last punch was when an audience drew a line and he made a sketch of a female and declared, “My wife”.
By Sreejith Murali
The stolen generation in India are also removed from their families, made to live in residential schools in an environment where their own culture and languages are absent, and made to learn a “foreign” language – Hindi, in this case.
By Ameen Hussain Rather
So far more than 60 cases of braid cuttings have been registered in Kashmir. From a 55-year-old lady to a class 6 student, hundreds of women have been attacked till now. From bedroom to kitchen, washroom to reading room, from south to north, villages to towns, Kashmir has turned into a chaotic place.
By Muhammed Mashkoor
Velunaikar’s calendar exposes the rise in the number of violence against Dalits and the Muslim minority in the country even as the KVIC calendar tries to polish Modi’s image portraying him as an icon of youth and development. Instead of the glossy pictures of Modi in his expensive kurta pyjama, Velunaikar featured the picture of victims of mob lynching, Rohith Vemula, and Najeeb’s mother, and others in his calendar.
By John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Dalmia
Ayodhya is being reshaped by a new kind of Hinduism: a syndicated, textbook Hinduism that offers a new sense of political agency to many in the majority who have so far felt left out. As this new Hinduism takes hold, the tomb of Sisle Hazrat Islam and all it stands for is in danger.
By Nishi Pulugrtha
The lady manning the shack and the men in the family disentangles the prawn seed from the nets and separates them. These seeds, she tells us, are sold to the prawn farms that we have seen on the way to Tajpur.
By Rameez Raja
The historians reject the US statement that Japan surrendered because of the atomic bombardment in World War II. Rather, they argue that it was a bad decision that culminated in the murder of an innocent people by the US to traumatise the world in general and Japan in particular.