Urdu poet Munawwar Rana’s daughter placed under house arrest in Lucknow

“The UP government has failed in containing the contagion in the state. Private hospitals are fleecing the public because the state government is turning a blind eye on them. The Covid-19-related high mortality rate has further worsened the healthcare crisis in UP. Besides, the state government has also failed in curbing unemployment that has started […]

Poet and writer Tishani Doshi Chennai as a coy city that rewards the patient | The Madras Week Podcast

In this podcast coinciding with Madras day celebrations, authors who are connected to Chennai talk about the city. In this episode, poet, writer and dancer Tishani Doshi talks about the city’s inextricable relation and influence on her work, her love for the city’s coastline, how the name Madras is still closer to her heart and […]

How a poet’s son is reclaiming Genoa from Italy’s tainted elite

In conversation, Sansa describes the pillars of his post-Covid programme as: “youth opportunity, fighting corruption, the environment, and spending from the post-Covid EU recovery fund on community-based medicine,” the lack of which was laid bare by coronavirus. Liguria had the highest regional deaths per capita, after Lombardy. He says: “I propose a regional economy free […]

Ayushmann Khurrana Birthday Special: 6 Times The Actor Channelled His Inner Poet With His Shayaris

Known for picking up quirky stories as an actor, Ayushmann believes in following his gut. “I am the public, a boy from Chandigarh who’s bought tickets in black and revered films since childhood, and when I choose scripts I take out the garb of an actor-slash-star and I become the audience, and consume the script […]

NIA arrests three in Elgar Parishad case

Trio accused of propagating naxal activities and Maoist ideology. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested three members of a cultural outfit, which is accused of being a frontal outfit of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), in the December 2017 Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case for their alleged involvement in “propagating naxal activities […]

From Prisoner to Poet

One morning my cell-mate Roger was walking to the cafeteria wearing his do-rag, the leg of a pair of long johns tied with a knot at the top. When he walked into the cafeteria a Corrections Officer called out, “Let me have that contraband.” Everyone around knew it was some bullshit, but Roger tossed his […]

How a Bay Area poet became obsessed with making jewelry for women of color

One of Carvajal’s mentors, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, likes to say, “I do not have time to make art for art’s sake.” As news emerges of COVID-19’s disproportionate effects on people of color, the idea seems more salient to her than ever. “It is so urgent for me to always be about women of color, especially […]

The best Wasteland 3 builds

If you’re looking for a Heal Leader, create them yourself. It’s possible to grab a sniper companion right at the start of the game, but given their sub-optimal stats and the importance of the role, use the build I created above to produce your own. When it comes to Melee fighters, there are a couple […]

Elgar Parishad: NIA summons Varavara Rao’s sons-in-law

A Kolkata professor also asked to appear as witness. The NIA has issued summons to three people, including two sons-in-law of rights activist Varavara Rao, for questioning as part of its probe into the Elgar Parishad case. The third person is a Kolkata-based professor. KSatyanarayana, a professor at Hyderabad’s English and Foreign Languages University, and […]

‘Hopper/Welles’: Film Review | Venice 2020

On the occasion of their November 1970 meeting, neither Welles nor Hopper knew what a long and winding road lay ahead for each of them. They were, respectively, 55 and 34, and conducted their sit-down from different but related positions on the career spectrum: one the legendary creator of 1941’s Citizen Kane — ”the directorial debut against […]