Saturday, 21 July, 2018


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In control, but out of touch? Why India’s military & government need to talk more

Panelists at a session of the South Asia Conclave 2018 discuss a book that questions the lack of communication between the two sides and its toll. New Delhi:...
Archana Kapoor at Democracy Wall, Mumbai | Sajid Ali/ThePrint

Mumbai Democracy Wall saw tough questions, unfazed politicians and inspiring debates

From #MeToo , Hindutva to need for community radio stations, Democracy Wall’s seventh edition at K.C. College had it all.
Divya Dutta

Bollywood will take a few years to name sexual harassers: Divya Dutta

Speaking at Democracy Wall, Dutta says naming and shaming sexual harassers doesn't help in Bollywood.
Sanjay Nirupam

Democracy is in India’s DNA, Modi govt can’t end it: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

On crimes against Dalits, Nirupam says the Congress government punished the perpetrators but with the BJP in power, the culprits are left untouched.
Archana Kapoor at Democracy Wall, Mumbai |

Only 217 community radio stations in India. Government does not want to empower its people: activist...

Speaking at Democracy Wall, Kapoor, also a filmmaker, says the biggest challenge to the growth of community radio is the administration itself.
Graphic by Siddhant Gupta

Unfair, spot on: What influencers thought of Shekhar Gupta’s argument with the liberal elite

The latest ‘National Interest’ column, published 23 June, has elicited backlash and support in equal measure. New Delhi: When he argued that the aggressive, ...

The only Indian restaurant in world top 100 is Delhi’s Indian Accent

Another Indian who made a mark on the list was Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand whose Bangkok restaurant 'Gaggan' ranked at number 5 and topped Asia. Osteria F...
Shujaat Bukhari

Senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

The veteran journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir and his security guard were attacked outside his office according to sources.
File photo of Qandeel Baloch | @realQandeelBaloch/Facebook

Qandeel Baloch was right, Pakistan will never have another diva like her

Qandeel Baloch she was not afraid to call out the hypocrisy of the society she lived in. Sanam Meher, in this excerpt from her book 'The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch' talks of the fierce Pakistani actor.
Asaduddin Owaisi at Democracy Wall, Hyderabad | Nayanika Chatterjee/ThePrint

At Democracy Wall, a student objects to women smoking, and the real meaning of ‘lingam’

Students question the film fraternity’s silence on crucial issues, while Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi answers tough questions on his contentious statements.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee |

He had everything, but Modi missed a brilliant chance to fix the messy Indian military

Modi government had a rare chance to reform and modernise India’s military. But it blew the chance and settled instead for tinkering.