Nostalgia is now widely commoditised and its political potential is sought to be neutralised into the service of a politics of belonging over that of longing.
From Partition to genocides in Rwanda and elsewhere, museums are important to understanding our fractured past.
Seema Guha’s recollections of the violent days in Jaffna in 1987. When a fragile truce between the Lankan army and the LTTE fell apart.
From Lahore to Delhi, Dinesh Khanna follows in his father’s footsteps to capture extraordinary images.
Are your sweet memories as summer-centric as mine? One summer, I read through all my novels and comics. You see, I was bored.
In circulation for centuries, such hair-raising stories were an integral part of the state’s oral literary tradition.
Mukul Kesavan’s essay on middle-class nostalgia in India—looking back fondly at a time when Indians were worse-off than they are today.
An NRI looks back with fondness, and a little bit of regret, at the time when the sea was part of her everyday life but didn’t matter as much as it does now.
Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive the magic of Bollywood formula (Ssshhh… and some desi porn)
The sights and sounds that are jarring at home become sweet music. Longing for things lost is the essence of nostalgia.
The events entrenched in memory are all imbued with a tinge of grief. A medley of loss and tears in an insurgency-wrecked Valley.
The last few generations of Indians have lived in an era of sweeping changes driven by passionate proselytisers of the market’s hidden hand—our seven finance ministers since 1991
Not taste and aesthetics, but class and power draw the line between porn and erotica. Exploitation happens everywhere in the world of real-world sex—not just in porn.
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Harsher laws have always been used to suppress dissent and political opposition
'I can’t tell you what it was like in chronological order. I haven’t forgotten…I just find it hard to remember.' Historian Narayani Basu recalls the horror of battling to breathe.
The villains in Ray’s cinematic universe came in shades of grey—fearsome but lovable, sly yet bungling, revolting and funny—and mirrored the heroes in their essential human frailties
The auteur’s cast and crew made up an extended family of sorts that nurtured creative collaborations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the inauguration of 9 Medical Colleges, in Siddharthnagar.PTI Photo
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur being garlanded during a public meeting as part of the campaign for the upcoming by-elections in the state, in Kinnaur.PTI Photo
Congress party workers hold a protest rally against the Central government regarding hike in the fuel and LPG prices, in Mandi.PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during an administrative review meeting in Siliguri.PTI Photo
SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.
Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.