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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 
Cover Story
Some passages from Swamy's autobiography serialised in the Tamil weekly Kumudham, where he has poured venom and vitriol on Vajpayee and cast aspersions on his private life
Magazine | Mar 23, 1998 
When it comes to national icons, the BJP's cupboard is utterly bare. It is in the country's interest they should have at least one.
Vinod Mehta
Web | Dec 25, 2013 
That is why it is difficult to fight them—because they say they are right on the question of law.
Aakar Patel
Web | Dec 22, 2014 
christians & conversion
The Christian community is in mortal fear as the Sangh parivar steps up attacks over ‘conversions’
Minu Ittyipe, K.S. Shaini, Yashwant Dhote, Mihir Srivastava
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
A Rs 1,200 cr VC funding. The Kalyanaramans reinvent the jewellery wheel.
Minu Ittyipe
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
What possible sin could children have committed that you would need prayers for forgiveness?
Mohammed Hanif
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Mind your body
Exercise for 150 minutes a week. That’s all it takes to keep every lifestyle disease, including obesity, at bay.
Rujuta Diwekar
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
For The Record
1) Make in India; 2) Make for India; 3) Ensure transparency and stability of the economy; and 4) Work towards a more open and fair global system.
Raghuram Rajan
Web | Dec 15, 2014 
The attack in Peshawar is an index and manifestation of the wider radicalisation and brutalisation of large segments of the Pakistani population and society.
Ajai Sahni
Web | Dec 23, 2014 
Terror is now a ‘bold’ statement, and the enemy now lies within
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
State Snippets
Mamata Banerjee is raising a stink over Madan Mitra's arrest alleging that the CBI is acting at the behest of the Central government and is baying for the blood of TMC leaders.
Dola Mitra
Web | Dec 23, 2014 
Top 10 schools in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and the country's top residential schools
Magazine | Dec 16, 2002 
christians & conversion
In western UP, it’s a baleful season...a festival of fear
Pavithra S. Rangan
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Under Modi, serious debate has drowned in saffron diatribe
Hasan Suroor
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
EXCLUSIVE investigation: private charters
Pvt jets are crucial quid pro quo in corporate-politico ties
Md Hizbullah
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
book excerpts
Tracking that species of Hindutvawadi, obsessively trolling the Net, looking for slights to the faith
Ramachandra Guha | Extracts from Patriots And Partisans By Ramachandra Guha
Magazine | Nov 19, 2012 
A recent flurry of private institutes has helped improve the scene, especially in south India
Magazine | Jul 17, 2006 
economy: raghuram rajan
He may have criticised policy, but Raghuram Rajan has led the RBI well
Lola Nayar
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
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 
The more the opposition holds on to protests against conversions into Hinduism, the more fuel the BJP will get for its original argument, that all conversions are bad and must be regulated by the state, even though this necessarily cuts against freedom of religion.
Aakar Patel
Web | Dec 15, 2014 
Vajpayee's speech a day before the Babri demolition smacks of his complicity. Exclusive video clips: 1, 2, 3
Saba Naqvi, Sutapa Mukerjee
Magazine | Feb 28, 2005 
The odious crime in Peshawar begs Pakistan and India to own up to responsibilities
Pranay Sharma
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
The principal of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, who had earlier struck a note of caution against 'an alliance of corporate capital and communal forces'
Anuradha Raman
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Our columnist spent a day on the sets of PK and found it a much more comfortable mouthful than her first taste of paan there.
Carla Miriam Levy
Web | Dec 22, 2014 
View From Israel
The US has hinted that it may not veto a Security Council draft resolution that the Israeli government strenuously objects to...
Uri Avnery
Web | Dec 19, 2014 
liberhan report
So said Vajpayee in Lucknow a day before the Babri demolition
Magazine | Dec 07, 2009 
You can't apparently, you can only revert to the religion
Magazine | Nov 18, 2002 
Magazine | Jun 28, 2010 
Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare.... How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests?
Arundhati Roy
Magazine | Mar 26, 2012 
The Prime Minister seems to be locked in a game of strip poker with the Congress. One by one, he is peeling off both—their greats and governments.
R.K. Misra
Web | Oct 21, 2014 
The political gamesmanship going on in the corridors of Delhi is intended to work towards dropping ‘Muslim’ from Aligarh Muslim University. The latest communal controversy should alert us to that, writes a student
Irfan Khan
Web | Nov 30, 2014 
Goa Speech
Rough literal translation of the full text of the controversial speech given by the Prime Minister at BJP's National Executive meeting in Goa on April 12, 2002
Atal Behari Vajpayee
Web | Apr 20, 2002 
Last Page
Norway doesn’t make much ceremony of things; there is nothing to suggest that Oslo is hosting the peace ceremony except for two quiet banners at the Nobel Peace Centre...
Manisha Saroop
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
andhra pradesh: capital city
Naidu’s new capital will destroy AP’s most fertile region. Is it worth it?
Madhavi Tata
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
‘No fire in the belly’ and ‘no appetite for a political fight’—with a leader diagnosed thus, the Congress let Modi have it his way
Harish Khare | Extracts from How Modi Won It: Notes From The 2014 Election By Harish Khare
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Lib-sec-dem Indians see no contradiction in opposing Bad Hindutva but priding on Good Hinduism
S. Anand
Magazine | Dec 01, 2014 
Magazine | Jun 30, 2008 
View From Britain
Every child should visit an abattoir. If you disagree, ask yourself why.
George Monbiot
Web | Dec 19, 2014 
jump cut
More than the propaganda, it is the state discrimination that worries minorities
A.J. Philip
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Movie Review
We can only see this movie like fond parents who see their children acting in a school play. Ours is not to reason why, but only to indulgently smile.
Sundar Sarukkai
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
EXCLUSIVE cover story: burdwan blast
Who was Karim Sheikh? And whose was the body that was found at the Burdwan explosion site? Are there holes in the NIA story?
Ajit Sahi
Magazine | Dec 08, 2014 
The marriage link between Amanullah and Lone's families might not lead to any new partnerships
Amir Mir
Magazine | Nov 27, 2000 
The Insnider
A regular column on the essential buzz
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
The top 75 overall and the Top 10 breakdowns between govt and pvt colleges, zone and criteria wise
Magazine | Jun 27, 2011 
Why do those who speak in the name of Hindutva say such things and why are they not condemned properly?
Aakar Patel
Web | Dec 08, 2014 
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier
Last two anniversary issues have left the the man behind Qtiyapa underwhelmed
Arunabh Kumar
Magazine | Dec 29, 2014 
Down Under
Post last week's siege, Sydney takes stock of the security situation, raising alert levels, fearing copy cat attacks
Neena Bhandari
Web | Dec 23, 2014 
Opinion: IT Act
With yet another arrest in Palghar today, the focus seems fixed on the grossly misused provision of the IT Act. Exploring why this section is unconstitutional, how it came to be, the state of the law elsewhere, and how we can move forward.
Pranesh Prakash
Web | Nov 28, 2012 
200 days of nda-II
As the Modi sarkar breaches the 200-day mark, an assessment of key ministries shows they have been sub-par in most areas
Uttam Sengupta, Sunit Arora
Magazine | Dec 22, 2014