Ruby Lal’s new book ‘Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan’ is a much-needed study of one of the most legendary female icons in Indian history.
Nandita Das has donned many hats, from actor to filmmaker, but the one that has stayed consistent is the steel-willed activist, unafraid to speak out. In this exclusive interview, she talks about her life journey, inspirations and why certain stories need to be told.
Jasho’s story is that of an ordinary, primary-school educated woman from a nondescript village, who became the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ for her ambitious, globe-trotting husband. Her daughter Anita Panda traces her mother’s journey.
Melika, the Iranian girl in this viral picture shares why she stopped by the side of the road in Tehran one evening and took off her veil.
Former lawyer and Kathak maestro Shivani Varma weaves history, politics and technical innovation in her performances.
Ishrat Sahgal makes luxurious carpets out of sari scrap, giving upcycling a new meaning, says Anupam Dabral.
There are two battles being fought in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat. One is the grim reality of war fought from Khilji’s side without honour. The other: fought by the women, fought with honour, to have a final say on their bodies.
In the twilight years of her reign, the British Queen Victoria was devoted to her Indian assistant and Urdu teacher, Abdul Karim, much to the scandal of the royal court. Here is one fascinating anecdote about their controversial relationship.
As India celebrates 70 years of Independence, Sheela Kapur recalls her memories of Partition and wonders at the senseless boundaries between those born of the same earth.