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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 
news television
Harangue-happy Arnab Goswami is unfortunately becoming the template for TV channels, where noise more than news dominates
Anuradha Raman
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
rti act
The NDA seems bent on subverting the RTI Act. Is the slow dismembering of the CIC part of the plan?
Pavithra S. Rangan
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
Opinion
The MEA spokesperson will probably move to London. His successor Vikas Swarup would do well to keep in check any tendency to promote himself.
Pranay Sharma
Web | Mar 26, 2015 
Opinion
Britain is not corrupt? Only through a ridiculously narrow framing of what corruption is.
George Monbiot
Web | Mar 25, 2015 
Mind your body
As a diabetic population, with rising childhood obesity, India can’t quite ignore the desi cow.
Rujuta Diwekar
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
Opinion
What's the point of blaming the government if we treat fellow citizens and minorities with suspicion and distaste?
Freya Dasgupta
Web | Mar 25, 2015 
Extract
‘We don’t mean that we don’t appreciate all this development,’ he said softly. ‘But, madam, we Tamils, after all, are still living in a rented house, no?’
Padma Rao Sundarji | Extracts from Sri Lanka: The New Country By Padma Rao Sundarji
Web | Mar 24, 2015 
essay: hindutva
Its epic transgressions surely cannot be the underpinning of the Sangh parivar’s Hindutva
Sumanta Banerjee
Magazine | Dec 01, 2014 
Opinion
India’s hush-hush regime expands under the Modi government
Uttam Sengupta
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
ANNUAL OUTLOOK CFORE SURVEY
Top 10 schools in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and the country's top residential schools
Magazine | Dec 16, 2002 
opinion
The recent attack on Tamil writer Murugesan for his short story on alternate sexuality puts the spotlight on the state’s equation with its transgendered community.
Sudha G. Tilak
Web | Mar 03, 2015 
congress: rahul gandhi
Missing for a month, has Rahul returned a more determined man?
Mihir Srivastava
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
congress: rahul gandhi
'Pardon us for wondering if you really care or are just trapped in a job that you’ve been told is a historical duty you must fulfil'
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
NEWS ANALYSIS
Much to the delight of the Pakistani hosts, a large number of Indians turned up to celebrate Pakistan’s National Day in Delhi.
Pranay Sharma
Web | Mar 24, 2015 
essay
Gandhians with a Gun? Arundhati Roy plunges into the sea of Gondi people to find some answers...
Arundhati Roy
Magazine | Mar 29, 2010 
Opinion
If the ban on cow slaughter is enforced, it will import foreign sounds into the hallowed temple precincts of Kerala.
Minu Ittyipe
Web | Mar 26, 2015 
opinion
A flawed ICC rule lurks in the sidelines; an ode to Lankan cricket; and for fans, a Donnish history break.
N. Ram
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
nizam's palace restoration
The Nizam's legacy-reeling under the weight of its own grandeur, family squabbles, neglect and greed-springs to life again bit by bit
William Dalrymple
Magazine | Feb 18, 2008 
interview
In her first major interview to the mainstream Indian media, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat leader reveals the Talibanesque mindset of a woman who's known as Malka-ul-Maut (Angel of Death)...
Aditi Bhaduri
Magazine | Aug 14, 2006 
Opinion
He is always director and hero. What changes are the villains and the court jesters.
Hartosh Singh Bal
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
indians in australia
The new visibility of Indians—fresh off the ships, insufficiently ‘Aussie’, swamping the job scene—feeds a latent racism
Pranay Sharma
Magazine | Feb 08, 2010 
World Cup 2015
The local media feels the Indians themselves would have selected the Sydney Cricket Grounds to play this match if given a choice.
Ruma Chakravarti
Web | Mar 25, 2015 
Interview
“My heart says India will win. But my mind says Australia will be tough to beat"
Haresh Pandya
Web | Mar 25, 2015 
Last Page
If there was more people-to-people contact, Indo-Pak ties would surely improve.
Rahul Singh
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
maharashtra: beef ban
The ban that threatens to rob the livelihood of millions across religions.
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
A recent flurry of private institutes has helped improve the scene, especially in south India
Magazine | Jul 17, 2006 
News Analysis
"Demoralised and confused," is how a senior pracharak described the popular sentiment in the cadre.
Prarthna Gahilote
Web | Mar 20, 2015 
The Budget: opinion
Corporate karza maafi reaches new heights, social spending new lows
P. Sainath
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
Book Extract
Were the Untouchables always Untouchables? Why should beef-eating give rise to Untouchability at a later stage? What is the cause of the nausea which the Hindus have against beef-eating? Ambedkar sought some answers in 1948 which might help in our understanding of the Jhajjar killings.
B.R. Ambedkar | Extracts from Volume 7 of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writings and Speeches By B.R. Ambedkar
Web | Oct 22, 2002 
news television
The loaded barbs, cloaked in the tricolour, on the Arnab Goswami show
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
rankings
The top 75 overall and the Top 10 breakdowns between govt and pvt colleges, zone and criteria wise
Magazine | Jun 27, 2011 
BANGALORE BYTE
The agenda appears to be crystal clear, yet again. The Sangh Parivar wants us to believe in one single Ramayana that they have stamped as 'official.' Mind you, it is not Valmiki's version that they seem to be endorsing...
Sugata Srinivasaraju
Web | Mar 05, 2008 
medicine: morphine substitute
Now, a drug that eases pain like morphine, minus the addiction
Priyadarshini Sen
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
Opinion
So declared my wife, a great fan of 'The Wall', even as she surfed the internet in vain to get a version from Dravid or his bride, Vijeta Pendharkar, about their marriage...
N.U. Abilash
Web | May 16, 2003 
Opinion
The idea that Bangladesh was cheated of a cricketing win against India still runs strong.
Aakar Patel
Web | Mar 22, 2015 
male prostitution
They are unintelligent and risque, crass and dirty. Yet they make anywhere between Rs 5,000 and Rs 20,000 a night. They are the Indian gigolos. Their world is about desire and passion. Of frustrated and loveless women. They are...
Shefalee Vasudev
Magazine | Sep 26, 2005 
profile
Beef—it's the oldest shibboleth in the Indian mind. It is with textual evidence from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain canons that historian D.N. Jha takes on the sacred cow.
Sheela Reddy
Magazine | Sep 17, 2001 
remembering vinod
He's gone now, and with him perhaps the era of the intractable, unpredictable, idiosyncratic editor.
Arundhati Roy
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
Magazine | Jun 30, 2008 
Snapshot of a community: population per state - the rich, the poor and the educated...
Magazine | Jun 04, 2007 
Opinion
Let fast bowlers demonstrate their 'aggro'...
Haresh Pandya
Web | Mar 24, 2015 
culture: comics
Deep Singh, Sikh superhero, takes on the Taliban and ignoramuses
Seema Sirohi
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
news television
Field reporting is passe, chat shows have come to rule the programming roost
Satish Padmanabhan
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
movie review
The film loses out on complexity by opting for a way too easy narrative: the rural brutes vs us, the city slickers.
Namrata Joshi
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
maharashtra: devendra fadnavis
From the promising new face, Fadnavis is seen to be floundering
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Magazine | Mar 23, 2015 
opinion
A Black American's first-hand experience of footpath India: no one even wants to change
Diepiriye Kuku
Magazine | Jun 29, 2009 
Interview
The PM's younger brother, who is protesting against the government, on his priorities.
Mihir Srivastava
Web | Mar 19, 2015 
dimapur: ground report
Opposing versions of the Dimapur rape face-off, as the lynching creates new victims, defenders and castigators
Dola Mitra
Magazine | Mar 30, 2015 
the ladies have feelings, so...
"I am, apparently, a writer-activist. (Like a sofa-bed.) Why does that make me flinch?" asks Arundhati Roy. Because it suggests writers are too effete to come up with the clarity for debate. "Go and play with your toys, leave the real world to us," goes the taunt.
Free Speech: Your Take
Arundhati Roy
Magazine | Jan 14, 2002