A fortnightly column from The Wire's ombudsperson.
‘Disproportionate and Politically Motivated’: Diasporic Outfits Condemn Police Raids on ‘The Wire’
As many as 21 Indian diasporic organisations from across the globe saw the raids on 'The Wire' as part of an "ongoing deterioration of journalistic and press freedoms in …
Arundhati Roy on Things that Can and Cannot Be Said: The Dismantling of the World as We Know It
Solidarity, speaking up for others is more important than ever. But that too has become a perilous activity, says the acclaimed writer.
How a Cross-Border Workshop With Over 60 Indian, Pakistani Journalists in Nepal Broke Barriers
Journalists at the week-long workshop discussed issues around cross-border stories and how the relations – or lack thereof – and climate changes affect these areas.
How Young Artists in Kashmir Have Been Living in Fear Since August 2019
Recently, Mudasir Gull was detained for painting a mural in support of Palestine during the time when Israel bombarded the country.
Philanthropy Caught in the Crosshairs of Society’s Obsession With Celebrity
Our preoccupation with the personal relationships of big donors are overshadowing charitable efforts.
Female Voices in the News: A Story of Ambition and Disillusionment
If women are an essential half of our nation, shouldn't their stories be told by women themselves?
Saudi Arabia’s New Glitzy Magazines: Progress or ‘Fashion-Washing’?
While some celebrate Saudi Arabia's broadening media landscape, human rights organisations fear that imprisoned women's activists and government critics are being neglected.
How a Silent Movie Informs the Current Debate Over the Right to Be Forgotten
At the end of the 1925 movie 'Red Kimono,' the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.