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Bombay talkies: the documentary

For a city known for its flashy sensationalism, Bombay’s everyday stories seem to get regularly swept away. Luckily, some of these are being caught by documentary filmmakers.

| Aug 14, 2006

Looking to the shadows

India’s unorganised labour has always played a critical part in the economy, but the only time New Delhi has paid attention has been to pass largely employer-friendly legislation. Two important draft bills are currently being …

| Aug 01, 2006

Baby-booming India

A ‘youthful’ India will inevitably age. There must be creation of wealth and productive employment today, to prepare for tomorrow’s dependency.

Defocusing, from health to trade

A review of 'The WTO and India's Pharmaceuticals Industry: Patent protection, TRIPS and developing countries' by Sudip Chaudhuri.

| Aug 01, 2006

Looking Biharis in the eye

They are another souvenir of Partition, the Biharis – or stranded Pakistanis – of Bangladesh.

| Aug 01, 2006

The crippled caretaker

Bangladesh’s system of caretaker government is seen as a successful exercise in allowing free and fair elections, but the country’s current political crises can be traced back to this hasty, imperfect arrangement.

| Aug 01, 2006

Corrupted democracy

Bangladesh’s worsening problems are the result of systemic political failure. Even as anger mounts in the midst of pre-election jockeying, however, the truth of the matter is that little will change after Bangladeshis head to …

| Aug 01, 2006

The embrace of Mumbai

The siren call of Bombay attracts the rich and poor throughout Southasia, including large numbers of women from Nepal and Bangladesh. While some are dragged under by the vicious subculture of manipulation and forced labour, …

| Aug 01, 2006

A break in the ridgeline

Despite plenty of false starts, it finally happened: the trading pass of Nathula was reopened after four decades. Congratulations are in order. Let us now have some trade.

| Aug 01, 2006

SEWA, of self-employed women

The ‘informal’ sector in India actually comprises 93 percent of the country’s workforce, 40 percent of whom are women. As the Self Employed Women’s Association has discovered, such overwhelming numbers are sure to offer significant …

| Aug 01, 2006

Roadmap to nowhere

President Gayoom’s new reform plan is not very reform-minded.

| Aug 01, 2006

The Times of India’s final frontier

Emboldened by a history of cosy relationships with advertisers, over the past decade the Times of India has revolutionised the way that Indian newspapers must compete. With advertisers now making content decisions, print news no …

| Aug 01, 2006

New nationalism and neo-liberal cruelty

A review of 'Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat' by Dionne Bunsha.

| Aug 01, 2006

The communalisation of censorship

Censorship in India is increasingly out of the hands of government, and in the grip of self-appointed politico-cultural guardians.

| Aug 01, 2006

Sec 377 and same-sex desire

It has been long and painful, but gay rights in India is finally becoming a powerful – and integrated – political force.

| Aug 01, 2006

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Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

The costly spectacle of cricket

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.