What’s really behind Jammu and Kashmir’s new Family ID?

Kashmiris fear the scheme is another tool for surveillance and collective punishment by the Indian state.

| Jan 23, 2023

Will a new multiplex revive Kashmir’s cinema culture?

India-administered Kashmir opened its first multiplex in September 2022 after nearly three decades

Adivasis in Chhattisgarh use technology to reclaim maps and forest rights

How organisations like Khoj have empowered Adivasis in their bid to redefine state-imposed borders

| Jan 16, 2023

The Muslim-left legacy of an Urdu library in Mumbai

The Awami Idara, rooted in a working-class Muslim neighbourhood, connects the long history of Southasian Muslim labour activism to political movements and events across Mumbai, Southasia and beyond.

| Jan 09, 2023

Bindu Ammini, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple

Four years on, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple, reflects on orthodoxy, police and state inaction.

| Jan 02, 2023

‘My pen doesn’t stop’

Meet the female rappers who are changing the rap music scene in India-administered Kashmir.

| Dec 27, 2022

Finding food in Chandrapur

An up-close account of hunger, food insecurity and ineffective state policies from a district in central India.

| Dec 23, 2022

Revisiting Mehrauli

Swapna Liddle, author-historian, on Mehrauli, its composite culture and misinformation around its history.

| Dec 22, 2022

The paanwallah 

A devotee’s paean to the culture of paan.

| Dec 09, 2022

Politics and the Hindi press

The rise of Hindi print in India since the early 1970s.

| Dec 02, 2022

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