POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 27, 2015 AT 22:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 27, 2015 22:43 IST

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam died after he collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. 

The 84 year old Kalam was rushed to Bethany hospital in a critical condition where he died. 

From the Outlook archives, we bring to you articles to reminisce a life well lived. 

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 27, 2015 AT 22:43 IST, Edited At: Jul 27, 2015 22:43 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 23, 2015 AT 23:15 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 23, 2015 23:15 IST

Imagine it's sometime between 610 AD to 632 AD. Imagine a Prophet receiving revelations from God which would form the basis of one of the world's largest religions. Imagine people sitting around him hearing him preach, in the middle of a hot, arid desert, some committing it to memory, others writing it down on anything that they can lay their hands on - parchment, stone, palm leaves and the shoulder blades of camels. 

Now imagine a fragment of it turning up 1,370 years later, in a far away land. Birmingham, UK, to be precise.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 23, 2015 AT 23:15 IST, Edited At: Jul 23, 2015 23:15 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 22, 2015 AT 19:53 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 22, 2015 19:53 IST

As the clamour around 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's hanging grows louder, the debate over capital punishment raises its head. But what is perhaps worth considering is that in India, where almost everything — from politics to education — falls under the shadow of caste and ethnic prejudices, is the functioning of the judicial system absolutely free from bias? Or is the legal system also a victim of the same prejudices that plague the people it sits to judge?

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 22, 2015 AT 03:56 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 22, 2015 03:56 IST

According to Hindu mythology, Ahalya, created by Lord Brahma as the most beautiful woman was the wife of Gautama Maharishi who was much older than her. Enamoured by her beauty, Lord Indra decided to seduce her and disguised himself as her husband. Some sources believe that she saw through the disguise but accepted his advances while others claim Indra raped her. Either way, she was cursed by her husband for her infidelity and according to certain traditions turned to stone. Eventually, she was liberated by Lord Ram.

Director Sujoy Ghosh plays with this story to create his recent thriller, a gripping, suspense-filled 14-minute-long Bengali short film called Ahalya.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 22, 2015 AT 03:56 IST, Edited At: Jul 22, 2015 03:56 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 17, 2015 AT 18:27 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 17, 2015 18:27 IST

Former cricketer and Indian captain, Rahul Dravid who is counted among the finest batsmen of all time, shared a lovely video on his website.

The video traces Dravid's relationship with the sport starting with his first inspiration, through old photographs and newspaper clippings, all preserved carefully by his mother.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 17, 2015 AT 18:27 IST, Edited At: Jul 17, 2015 18:27 IST
     
 
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