07 APRIL 2020
Reviews : Environmental films and books
Churning our minds on India’s development

The bi-monthly book review journal Biblio celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its founder editors, Darryl D’Monte is one of its founder editors, were invited to the Chandigarh Literature Festival, which was held earlier this month. D’Monte talks about an interesting book discussion he chaired at the festival.

Environment Reviews

The trail of a disappearing culture
Sunanda Bhat’s award-winning Have You Seen The Arana is deeply relevant in today’s world, as it explores the deep connectedness between man and nature, and the struggle of little-known people to preserve it in the face of many onslaughts. Shoma A Chatterji reviews the film.

Reviews Culture Adivasis
Witness to a changing world
Akanksha Joshi's film chronicles the changing world through the lives of age-old communities and the adaptations they are forced into. Shoma Chatterji reviews Earth Witness.

Climate Reviews Films
With a past to honour
Despite what it has done to itself in recent years, history should still remember the Indian National Congress as one of the great political parties of the modern world. That, says Ramachandra Guha, explains why he is particularly angry with it.

Ramachandra Guha History OP-ED Economic Issues Society Films and Books GOA A historian's view
The dull days of White Gold
Across India, cotton growers make up the largest group of the over 180,000 farmers who committed suicide between 1997 and 2007. There's nothing like an election to spur policy change, though, notes P Sainath.

P Sainath Agriculture MAHARASHTRA OP-ED Government Opinions Creative RTI Opinions Women's Representation Tripura Child health Tourism The Real Picture
Darwin in India
The 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his most famous book is an occasion to ask: "how should Indian intellectuals engage with thinkers from outside our shores?", writes Rajesh Kasturirangan.

Rajesh Kasturirangan OP-ED RTI Law and Policy Exposes Society Films and Books Women's Representation An Indian Way of Thinking