Kashmir's state flag was quietly lowered at the Secretariat building in Srinagar this month, and has been stored in a simple wooden box " perhaps to one day hang in a museum. Inspired, the story goes, by the bloodstained shirt of a protester shot by the Maharaja's troops in July 1931, the red flag, with three white stripes and a peasant's plough, had marked Kashmir's special status, ever since the state adopted its own Constitution in 1957.
For many readers of the English language, encountering Manoranjan Byapari's Interrogating My Chandal Life is nothing short of entering a world of magical realism. They gain a tumultuous yet meaningful tour of a world that is proximal but invisible to them, thus exposing their hypocrisy and/or chosen ignorance.
Just five days after the heartbreaking defeat against Oman, India will be facing the Asian Champions Qatar in their second match of the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In their first match, Sunil Chhetri and Co suffered a narrow loss against Oman in Guwahati on 5 September despite India taking the lead early on and impressing with some high-pressing football.
Though actor-turned-director Geethu Mohandas prefers to call Kelkunnundo (2009) her first film (the short film won several awards at film festivals) it was Liar's Dice, her first feature film, that put her firmly on the International film festival map. Streaming on Netflix right now, Liar's Dice (2014) is a brilliantly meditative film about a rural woman's search for her husband that takes her to the city.
In the last two days, investors have been dumping shares of Indiabulls group firms, one of the well-known names across the non banking financial companies (NBFC), real estate and housing businesses in India. Indiabulls Housing Finance shares fell 5.28 percent in past two days to Rs 424.25. Indiabulls Real Estate dropped 2.8 percent to Rs 64.25, Indiabulls Integrated Services was down 5.72 percent to Rs 80.75 and Indiabulls Ventures fell 7.58 percent to Rs 153 apiece.