Category Archive: Art

The Legacy Of Bhikhari Thakur

Kalpana Potawary is a popular Bhojpuri singer, also having notable presence on Bangla and Assamese music landscape. Her latest album on legendary Bhojpuri cultural personality Bhikhari Thakur has been released by one of the… Continue reading

Slowness and Sensibility

S Anand is the co-author of Bhimayana, the graphic biography of B.R. Ambedkar, and publisher of Navayana. This is the detailed and unedited version of his article published on May 24, 2012 in… Continue reading

Cartoon Row: The Left Debates

It was entirely correct for the Lok Sabha to have intervened in the textbook row as it represents the people, and their right to an egalitarian society, better than any group of “experts”,… Continue reading

Obstacles For The Left In Pakistan

  Taimur Rahman is an academic, political activist and the lead musician of Laal Band of Pakistan. He is based in Lahore. For details, visit the band’s site and facebook page. I’ve been… Continue reading

सिनेमा में गीत-संगीत के कॉपीराईट पर संसद में जावेद अख्तर

सिनेमा में गीत-संगीत के कॉपीराईट पर संसद में मशहूर सिने-लेखक और गीतकार जावेद अख्तर ने 17 मई 2012 को राज्य सभा में बतौर सांसद ने यह महत्वपूर्ण भाषण दिया. यह सदन में उनका पहला… Continue reading

Jai Bhim Comrade: Songs of justice that threaten the State

Something is terribly wrong when a government feels threatened by protest songs and jails singers, says Satyen K Bordoloi as he profiles the now underground group Kabir Kala Manch through Anand Patwardhan’s searing… Continue reading

Salman Rushdie On Censorship

Bargad dedicates this post in solidarity with the struggle of Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and Writer Gaurav Solanki who are fighting against various kinds of censorship in India the Arthur Miller… Continue reading

अभिव्यकि की स्वतंत्रता और सभ्यता की राजनीति वाया गणपति बाईपास

संदीप सिंह जवाहरलाल नेहरु विश्वविद्यालय छात्र संघ के पूर्व अध्यक्ष हैं और वामपंथी छात्र संगठन आइसा के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष हैं. इनसे sandeep.aisa@gmail.com पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है.  एक मई को लाल बैंड… Continue reading

Cartoon Row: Three More Articles

Shiv Visvanathan is a social scientist. Babasaheb Ambedkar is one of the most fascinating figures in Indian politics. In hagiographic terms, if Gandhi is the father of the nation, Ambedkar is father of… Continue reading

Ram Charan Nirmalkar

Bargad dips its banner in the memory of Shri Ram Charan Nirmalkar, veteran artist of Naya Theatre of Habib Tanvir and an outstanding performer of ‘Nacha’ dance. He died on 16th May in… Continue reading

How JNU shattered a Pakistani stereotype about India

Taimur Rahman is an academic, political activist and the lead musician of Laal Band of Pakistan. He is based in Lahore. For details, visit the band’s site and facebook page. Laal just launched… Continue reading