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There's more to the town than sleaze, scandal and silk and Jayendra Saraswati's made a quiet comeback
By S. Anand
The Secret Diary of
There are other kinds of terror too, like filmi terror, supernatural terror, inflation terror, Mamata terror...
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Random notes, gossip, bitching, angles, conspiracy theories, spoofs, essential fundas
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Movie Review
The focus is not on Modi, Godhra, or the quake, but the implications of political eve­nts in the personal space.
10 Questions
The 'giggling guru' on the global laughter yoga phenomenon and why it's the best medicine.
It's not just Vinod Mehta's old books that are finding takers, ex-Outlook edi­tors are on a roll too.
Cover Story
Budget 2013-14
No one dare say it, but Indian politics has a hidden vacancy. Can P. Chidambaram fill it?
Budget 2013-14
To Have A Chance, And Have Not
Is Chidambaram to keep Rahul’s seat warm? A close look...realpolitik says nay.
Saba Naqvi
jump cut
The Hopeful’s Gambit
What P. chidambaram needs to watch is the gap in his budgets between projections and ground realities.
Narendar Pani
jump cut
The Leaves Have Turned Yellow
Rather than making people self-reliant, the government has reduced them to a line of begging bowls.
P.V. Rajagopal
personal finance: outlook money
A Wink And A Budge
Outlook Money offers a primer to make the most of these testing times.
The Baritone Ebbs
Despite the effect his speech had on equity markets, his budget tackles the issue of a slowing economy.
Mohit Satyanand
Investment Analysis
The Ol’ Sop ’N Sink
The budget permits a voyeuristic pleasure in watching the rich squirm beneath a 10 per cent surcharge.
Gautam Chikermane
India needs a new model of democracy to make every vote count
jharkhand: maoist insurgency
Jharkhand overtakes Chhattisgarh as Maoists ratchet up their strikes here
‘Unlike Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Has Multiple Maoist Outfits’
The former CRPF DG, who has been given charge of the Jharkhand home department, on Maoists
Outlook Interviews K. Vijay Kumar
arun jaitley: tapping
Entering the complex web of phone taps
Magic and poison snuggle into easy cohabitation. Modern Hyderabad is not unfamiliar with growth and hope.
hyderabad: blasts probe
Several intel agencies have converged on Hyderabad but, for now, it’s just raising old yarns
‘The Police’s Story Isn’t The Gospel Truth’
The young Bangalore journalist accused of being a terror-mastermind, on being released
Debarshi Dasgupta Interviews Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddiqui
sri lanka: human rights
Tamil Nadu damns Sri Lanka on war crimes. Will India do likewise at UNHRC?
agriculture: rice production
An international row over a ‘world record’
society: awards
One Oscars. One Emmy. How is it that we are choked by a glut of glittering awards?
The ‘varnacular’ of our society’s brand managers merits reading-into
doordarshan: revamp
A new team leads the DD revamp, leaving the old guard fuming
kerala: elephants
Kerala’s elephants, once its pride, are turning rogue more and more. Why?
careers: techies
Out of the box, the techie savvies up to reading between the lines of coded text
Mind your body
I pray that we don’t lose our food traditions in our mad rush to lose weight.
S.L. Bhyrappa, Kannada’s best writer, maybe even India’s best. It’s a pity about all that pro-Hindutva talk.
A father going blind feels the seasons in his garden with his fingertips as his sons fight in Afghanistan
Manjul Bajaj on The Blind Man's Garden By Nadeem Aslam
An unfinished log of efforts by governments not entirely determined to wage the prolonged battle that must be waged to end hunger.
Anuradha Raman on Ash In The Belly By Harsh Mander
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