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Bollywood Music Special
Outlook asked 30 leading composers, lyricists and singers to name their all-time favourite Hindi film songs. Here are the top twenty.
Outlook Jury
Magazine | Jun 26, 2006 
talking to arundhati
Arundhati Roy on what shaped her, what moves her, and what gets her to start writing.
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Aug 24, 2015 
IIT — Delhi, Mumbai and Kharagpur top the charts as always
Magazine | Jul 06, 2015 
On the day Bhindranwale was declared killed, I, a Hindu stranger, was at his house. No one killed me for looking Hindu, but Sikhs in Delhi were massacred for being Sikhs.
Sanjay Suri | Extracts from 1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence And After By Sanjay Suri
Magazine | Jul 06, 2015 
Abdullah Hussein's The Weary Generations lets us infer that the nation cannot be narrated except as the unforeseen catastrophe of a failed education in vitality.
Prashant Keshavmurthy
Web | Aug 26, 2015 
Kakar’s Bhartrhari agonises over love at its cynical and cruel best. Its painful glory is sung in exquisite poetry.
Gurcharan Das on The Devil Take Love By Sudhir Kakar
Magazine | Aug 24, 2015 
Snapshot of a community: population per state - the rich, the poor and the educated...
Magazine | Jun 04, 2007 
In naming one's sprogs, conviction may not be everything, but it does count for something.
Vatsala Mamgain
Web | Aug 26, 2015 
Fractal Logic
The association between cycling and prostrate cancer is frightening news for a middle aged man who likes cycling.
Devangshu Datta
Web | Aug 27, 2015 
A PM who conquers foreign shores but loses the plot at home
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
Cover Story
FTII students doggedly resist the saffronisation of their academic space
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
politics: rajya sabha
Even the best case scenario is unlikely to give the BJP strong numbers in the RS
Bula Devi
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
View From Britain
There are already 14 universities in the UK offering Sanskrit at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Nabanita Sircar
Web | Aug 26, 2015 
View From Israel
Who is the anti-Semite who has managed to bring all this evil about? No other than the Prime Minister of Israel himself.
Uri Avnery
Web | Aug 26, 2015 
A listing of 12 top Hindi films on the theme of law and justice.
Nirupama Kotru
Web | Aug 25, 2015 
Sen’s sleuthing uncovers a miscarriage of justice in the Aarushi case. But its clean chit to the Talwars isn’t enough.
Dilip D'Souza on Aarushi By Avirook Sen
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
Christianity, a threat to Hinduism? Data and historical evidence prove otherwise.
Tony Joseph
Magazine | Apr 13, 2015 
India aspires to play a larger role for itself at the world stage. It can ill afford to be limited within South Asia
Pranay Sharma
Web | Aug 24, 2015 
C.R. Attlee's instructions to Mountbatten were crisp and clear: "Keep India united if you can. If not, save something from the wreck. In any case, get Britain out".
Subbarao Prabhala
Web | Aug 24, 2015 
business: defence contracts
Anil Ambani makes an ambitious play in the defence sector. Will it pan out?
Lola Nayar
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
10 Questions
The ace cricketer on his initiative to fight dengue and, of course, on the game
Stuti Agarwal
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
Mind your body
The holy trinity for the detoxification of the body.
Rujuta Diwekar
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
jump cut
The government (and its ideological partners) have been systematically imposing mediocre sycophants on institutions of excellence in art and culture
Hansal Mehta
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
kalam's journey
Rocket man, president and inspiration for generations of Indians, Abdul Kalam finally tells his story. Excerpts from his forthcoming autobiography.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam | Extracts from My Journey By A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Magazine | Aug 26, 2013 
What if....
It would have brought about a disaster. Dalit representation in Indian politics would have been non-existent.
Manu Joseph
Magazine | Aug 23, 2004 
Top 10 schools in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and the country's top residential schools
Magazine | Dec 16, 2002 
Web | Nov 22, 2002 
What is the nature of our nationalism here in India? It is anti-Pakistan and anti-China. It does not allow for nuance or shade.
Aakar Patel
Web | Aug 23, 2015 
A recent flurry of private institutes has helped improve the scene, especially in south India
Magazine | Jul 17, 2006 
Rupa's chairman R.K. Mehra on the big changes and challenges in the publishing industry.
Stuti Agarwal
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
An Appraisal
General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden who died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands.
Mohammad Taqi
Web | Aug 23, 2015 
food security: Essay
Even the worst-governed states can improve their PDS and ensure grain for the poorest. Look at Madhya Pradesh.
Jean Dreze, Reetika Khera
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
State Snippets
Last week, three of the best-known attributes of Bangalore came together — young entrepreneurs, IT and science...
Ajay Sukumaran
Web | Aug 24, 2015 
jump cut
Both historical and mythological accounts are replete with descriptions of conscious shedding of the mortal coil.
Jaggi Vasudev
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
diplomacy: modi in uae
Modi’s UAE visit, high on optics, silent on pressing issues, was built on existing ties
Shajahan Madampat
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
Cho Ramaswamy 17 in 1951
Cho S. Ramaswamy
Magazine | Nov 05, 2012 
jump cut
The loudmouths who hold forth on TV talk shows and panel discussions are just as noisy and incomprehensible as their political compatriots.
Jawid Laiq
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
State Snippets
With four-storeyed houses replacing the single or double storeyed ones, Panchsheel Enclave has changed beyond recognition.
R.L. Saggar
Web | Aug 24, 2015 
Bradman's Best
Only one of the currently playing lot makes it to Bradman's Dream Team
H.S. Rao
Web | Aug 30, 2001 
The so called People's Front dissolves, the Left looks for its own Muslim, while the congress goes into a funk on the nomination of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Insights into the mind of the man.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Web | Jun 10, 2002 
A key element of the visit is to clear the decks for a future trip of Narendra Modi to Israel.
Pranay Sharma
Web | Aug 15, 2015 
society: religion
The Rajasthan HC has banned santhara, the Jain sacred rite of giving up life through fasting
Dola Mitra
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
view from pak
The man widely regarded as Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's right-hand man claims India is playing the Great Game inside Afghanistan and paints the possibility of it destabilising the region
Mariana Baabar
Magazine | Apr 24, 2006 
...once when she had the mental breakdown and now. I owe everything that I am today to my brief association with this magnificent woman. She was a rebel who lived life on her own terms, died on her own terms.
Mahesh Bhatt
Web | Jan 24, 2005 
Magazine | Jun 30, 2008 
appraisal: the indian muslim
Two Muslims passed on July 30, made larger-than-life in death
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Aug 10, 2015 
Sangakkara rocketed faster as he knelt and square-drove the years—a modern colossus, cricket’s own statesman
Ayaz Memon
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
jump cut
The Emirati leadership allowed Modi to address the Indian diaspora at the Dubai stadium. But should he have used the opportunity to lash out against Pakistan?
Pranay Sharma
Magazine | Aug 31, 2015 
books: extract
Vignettes from the veteran journalist's overarching autobiography, a sort of a fly-on-the-wall account from Mountbatten to Manmohan.
Kuldip Nayar | Extracts from Beyond The Lines By Kuldip Nayar
Magazine | Jul 09, 2012 
What If....
Tibet would have been liberated; the loss of face would have made China retreat into its shell instead of becoming an aggressive imperialist....and of course India's Marxists would have been defanged.
Rajeev Srinivasan
Magazine | Aug 23, 2004