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Essay: state of the nation
Lesson for the GoI-to-be: growth is not a panacea, but if it falters, all else does too, even a re-election
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Magazine | Mar 17, 2014
Controversy
The many strands entangled in l' affaire Doniger involve issues that are too important to be left to the predictable and somewhat stale rhetoric about Hindutva fanatics or lamenting the role of the Indian government and judiciary
Jakob De Roover
Web | Feb 18, 2014
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A polytheistic religion fosters a natural hospitality to ideas. So argued the author of the ‘banned’ The Hindus: An Alternative History in this essay for Outlook Turning Points 2014. We reprint.
Wendy Doniger
Magazine | Feb 24, 2014
A Historical perspective
Khushwant Singh has just entered his 100th year. Time to recall an essay detailing why he once extolled Sanjay Gandhi, just the way a brash, bullying politician is currently being saluted
Ramachandra Guha
Web | Feb 10, 2014
2013 The Year That Was
For long it seemed a RaGa-NaMo race. Till Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP changed equations and perceptions in Delhi.
Hartosh Singh Bal
Magazine | Jan 13, 2014
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What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.
Sundar Sarukkai
Magazine | Jan 13, 2014
Women
Time and again, our films underline the supremacy of man. Modernity is reduced to a matter of packaging. A modern woman is defined by her westernized attire. She looks modern but when it comes to making informed choices, she chooses the conventional.
Sharmila Tagore
Web | Dec 04, 2013
Cricket: Legacy
'Sachin and I played 122 Test matches together; I never threatened his place in the team as a batsman. But I can tell you he sometimes threatened mine as a bowler— he was such a natural as a leg spinner!'
Anil Kumble
Web | Nov 18, 2013
Ethics and Integrity in Sports
'It is now time for legal reform and the turn of national and state legislators and the criminal law administration to intervene definitively'
Rahul Dravid
Web | Nov 14, 2013
Book Extract
To return to Patna is to find the challenging thought of death, like the tip of a knife, pressing against my rib.
Amitava Kumar
Web | Nov 06, 2013
Essay
South Africa shows that freedom brews in a whole ecosystem
Devaki Jain
Magazine | Nov 11, 2013
Lead Essay
What does it take to retain a magazine’s identity, sustain reader interest? A lot more than platitudes. An 18-point call to action
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Magazine | Nov 04, 2013
Essay
The Story of a Phenomenon: As India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the indelible place of his sojourns in the United States in giving shape to the mythographies that have developed around his life becomes all too apparent.
Vinay Lal
Web | Oct 04, 2013
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Alumni cults have been there as long as there have been alumni. It’s a members only club, and it looks out for its own.
Sandipan Deb
Magazine | Oct 07, 2013
1939 - 2013
The Irish poet, who died today, gave an extraordinary insight into his work when he delivered the Nobel Lecture after being awarded the Prize for Literature in 1995
Seamus Heaney
Web | Aug 30, 2013
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Francisco Luis Gomes, Goan polymath, was one of our earliest patriots. He can’t lie forgotten.
Aravind Adiga
Magazine | Sep 02, 2013
Counter-History
The biggest hypothetical question of the subcontinent
Zareer Masani
Magazine | Aug 19, 2013
Cover Story
Why banking on Hindu-Muslim polarisation is a folly
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Aug 19, 2013
Essay: In China
And what of the Humanities? In China, as here, an ethical-normative mist is rising.
Prasanta Chakravarty, Brinda Bose
Magazine | Jul 01, 2013
Essay: agriculture
As the Manmohan Singh government makes evident its unfriendliness to villages, the nation hurtles towards disaster. It’s a danger no one wants to face.
Arun Sinha
Magazine | Jun 17, 2013
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