Categories Culture and Literature

Supporting the creative economy for sustainable development in Southeast Asia

The creative economy has the potential to not only strengthen the expansion of global value chains, increase digital adoption among creative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), fuel the export...

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by Pitchaya Sirivunnabood | On 01 Sep 2021

An Interview with Anand Patwardhan

For over 40 years Anand Patwardhan’s documentary films have stood for freedom of expression. He faced censorship on numerous occasions, took the government to court, and won each time. Anand is not ju...

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by Vidya Bhushan Rawat | On 10 Apr 2017

Jalli Kattu – Primitivity Amidst Modernity?

Jalli Kattu however glorified is a brutal sport for both the players and sometimes even to the sadistic crowd. It is one of the cultural markers of manliness and to express Bravery during civil times...

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by K.R. Shyam Sundar | On 13 Jan 2017

You Can Silence Me, But You cannot Silence the Truth

Discrimination against dalits and minority communities has only become more brazen and open. Freedoms – of thought and expression, of scientific enquiry and of rational dissent – continue to be stifle...

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by Newsclick Newsclick | On 26 Aug 2016

The Release of the Book ‘Saman Suttam: A Comprehensive Study Vol.II & III

K.J. Somaiya Centre for Studies in Jainism organised release of the book ‘Saman Suttam: A Comprehensive Study-Vol.II & III’ on 7th April 2016. The report details that the function started with a Welc...

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by Hemali Sanghavi | On 07 Apr 2016

An Ethnobiography of Teyyam Performance from a Practitioner’s Perspective

Rajesh Komath gives a description the conflicts between his socio-material position as a Teyyam performer, and persona/personality as a student of economics.

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by Smriti Vohra | On 26 Feb 2011

An Extinct Indian Language

Languages have their own laws of evolution, ones that are not too different from those about species. Some languages survive, grow. Others become extinct. Some merge themselves into other languages. O...

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by The Hindu | On 04 Oct 2010