INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL
Cover Story

A Clap Is Affirmative

A recoiling society banishes transgenders to the wretched margins. As a bill in Parliament pledges protection, these Indians glimpse freedom.

Minu Ittyipe
Cover Story
Outlook talks to six individuals who, in different ways, identify their gender as trancending the man-woman binary

Minu Ittyipe
Cover Story
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold-winning decathlete, made headlines when she revealed her male-to-female transition in Vanity Fair story, in July last year.
 
Cover Story
A journey into Mumbai’s transgender spaces reveals aspiration, hopelessness, drudgery and ties never to be broken
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
INTERVIEW
DMK MP Tiruchi Siva on 'the flawed and wat­ered-down version' of the bill on transgenders introduced in the LS
Anoo Bhuyan Interviews Tiruchi Siva
OPINION
Ancient Buddhist traditions tolerated transgenders; many Hindu traditions still have them linked with deities. A fluid sexuality was a way of life for Indic culture.
B.D. SHARMA
Book Extract
Abused by a relative at six, Laxmi saw how patriarchy tried to crush her femininity. And she made it come back to crush them, ‘those straight men with wives and kids’.
Laxmi and Pooja Pande
 
NEW DELHI & TELANGANA
Will The ‘Real’ Cowboy Please Stand Up?
In the end, it took a New York Times editorial on his “shameful silence” for ­Nar­­­endra Modi to speak out against cow vigilantism
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Leader Comment
What should the Republic of India resolve to do as she enters her platinum jubilee year if she were an individual?
 
Leader Comment
For his ability to do what his critics least expect him to.
Opinion
The Smart Cities Mission will only create enclaves where civic amenities are digitally handled with foreign software. It will end no urban woe.
C. Rammanohar Reddy
Interview
CPI-M Secretary General Sitaram Yechury on the biggest challenge for the Left, the GST and other issues.
Bula Devi Interviews Sitaram Yechury
Opinion
India must challenge the Pakistani narrative on Kashmir
Maroof Raza
 
THE LATEST ISSUE
Slow On The Reforms HighwayAmidst all the brouhaha over GST, a significant reform has slipped through.
Opinion
Our Pak policy: neither big stick, nor soft dialogue
Ashok K. Mehta
REGULAR
LAST PAGE
The Argentine obsession with beef is matched only by a similar fixation with dulce-de-leche, aka caramel
Vivek Menezes
Intercepts KenyaThe ‘one-China’ policy is an article of faith for the People’s Republic of China since it was established in October 1949.
Private Loans
Private moneylending has always had its risks. So what about when it’s online?
Arushi Bedi
Diesel
Diesel is the scapegoat in the State’s desperate bid to control pollution
Arindam Mukherjee
More Intuition: A Few Important QuestionsWhere has man lost his radars connecting with the divine? Why have we turned into consumer vampires?
Review
A RBI governor remembers his doughty fights, but cuts down on the math
Rajrishi Singhal
 
Opinion
Let's show what we, the citizens, can do for India
Ritu Beri
 
Sports Tip: Bolt’s WorkDisciplined training with ‘periodisation’ plays a crucial role in making Usain Bolt an epitome of durability
Chinmoy Roy
The Reviews
The fifth installment featuring the CIA assassin with a memory loss and identity problem
Deepa Gahlot
THE REVIEWS
The hard work, sweat and tears that go into the making of a champ are depicted well
DEEPA GAHLOT
THE REVIEWS
A racy plot replete with love, lust, insa­nity, illicit aff­airs, power dynamics and fatal guilt.
DOLA MITRA
10 QUESTIONS
The winner of MasterChef India Season 2 on her new book, Sinfully Yours, and her great journey from homemaker to chef
Stuti Agarwal Interviews Shipra Khanna
GOSSIP
How a book launch in Delhi turned political and remembering Anil Arora
Opinion
It is not the judiciary’s job to bring about changes in a statutory body, even if it is the controversial Board of Control for Cricket in India
Markandey Katju
Rio Olympics 2016
Marta’s stocks have outstripped Neymar’s, and how Jenna Bush let her hand do all the talking
Shobhan Saxena
THE INSIDER
A regular column on the essential buzz
Uttam Sengupta, Dola Mitra, Madhavi Tata, Ushinor Majumdar, Anoo Bhuyan
Hyderabad Theatre
Gentlemen, Decision Is YoursTheatre aficionados from the city of pearls have three packed days at the Theatre Fest. The God of Carnage, directed by Nadir Khan, starts off on the schoolboy premise of two kids fighting in the park, with one suffering an injury.
OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | JUNE 03, 2013
REVIEW
An honourable Svengali and his Mujib-speaking protege ply their trade in liberated Bangladesh. Imam weaves a hyper-realistic tale of tragedy, farce, idealism and power.
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Even in the still and serene surroundings of his 2,000-acre estate on the Sahayadri slopes in Chikmagalur in the Western Ghats, Ashok Kuriyan can feel the hustle-and-bustle and the pace of the Indian economy. At Balanoor Plantations, the "feelgood" factor has gripped every worker, including its MD Kuriyan. After all, despite a huge rise in input costs, it netted a cool profit of Rs 30 lakh this season, compared to a "no-profit, no-loss situation" in the previous one. "If we had not got the Rs 25 lakh subsidy last year, we would've been in serious trouble," says Kuriyan.
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