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NAMES OF INDIA

By Piyush Prakash Roger Chen, minister-counsellor at the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, is an avid travel photographer, trying to capture diverse cultures, traditions and customs he has been privileged to witness. Street scenes and…

Friendship takes back seat in Indian TV shows

By Natalia Ningthoujam Long before Sourabh Raaj Jain got comfortable doing mythological shows, he was popular for starring in ‘Remix’ that celebrated the bond of friendship. Even Kishwer Merchant was known for ‘Hip Hip Hurray’, which again…

Art of being a leader

By Imtitoshi Ao If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams Do you believe that leaders are born or made or is it an art and skill that you need to be a leader? In…

‘India belongs to Muslims as much as to others’

Two years after the release of Pink, actress Taapsee Pannu is returning to courtroom drama with Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk. Portraying a character in the name of Aarti Mohammed, Taapsee features in the film as a lawyer. IBNS-TWF brings some of…

ADULTERY AND LAW

The world changes rapidly but societies are resistant to change. Legal or judicial mechanisms, once set in place, more often than not fail to acknowledge or reflect the changes. Little wonder then that judges are generally seen as men far…

Social Media: More bane than boon

That social media is a great equaliser of the media space is irrefutable. However, it has also become a space where personal attacks, abuse, stalking, trolling has made it a weapon for the release of mental toxins unheard of before. Each…

Exploring the fears of Khasi society

Patricia Mukhim   “The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a saviour”.... Pope Francis The above quotation of one of the most vocal church leaders of our times needs deep refection. Khasi society is in a paradox, hovering…

NRC and media overdrive

There was so much tension in the air prior to the release of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on July 30 in Assam. But the fear of an outbreak of law and order seems misplaced because nothing of the sort happened…

Two sides of NRC

When the era of globalization arrived in the early Nineties an enticing hope was that borders would eventually be dismantled and the world would become a global village. Such hopes were short-lived. Practical difficulties began to surface.…

Mamata- Abdullah Meet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee moves centre stage in national politics with J&K National Conference leader Omar Abdullah visiting Kolkata and extending cooperation to Didi in forming a Federal Front against the BJP in the…