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Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

May 05, 2022

Sudarshan Shetty’s immersive art installation Age of Love throws up various theories and queries about love

Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

Apr 07, 2022

In a post-apocalyptic world, with a war playing out on our handheld screens and bodies dumped on the streets, with mindless consumption ravaging our planet, the zombies have taken over

Kashmir: This Isn’t A Postcard Series

Kashmir: This Isn’t A Postcard Series

Mar 31, 2022

All graves are stories and all stories have a context, a site and a landscape.

Reporter's Diary: Lockdown Tales From A Journalist’s Notebook

Reporter's Diary: Lockdown Tales From A Journalist’s Notebook

Mar 24, 2022

It has been two years since Lockdown 1.0. As the prime minister urged people to stay home, a lot of emptiness was poured into the streets suddenly. But what about the homeless? Outlook Editor Chinki Sinha recounts the horror

Bihari Swag: How Youngsters Are Building Careers On YouTube

Bihari Swag: How Youngsters Are Building Careers On YouTube

Mar 24, 2022

In a state where unemployment is widespread, young men and women are striking gold through content creation

Love, Loss And Longing Among Kamathipura’s Sex Workers

Love, Loss And Longing Among Kamathipura’s Sex Workers

Mar 03, 2022

The parallel world of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with its aesthetically-lit windows and luxurious sentimentality that glows in the yellow fairy lights, doesn’t tell the story of the countless other Gangubais.

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

Feb 03, 2022

Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

Jan 13, 2022

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Almanac Of Darkness: An Essay On Life And Love

Almanac Of Darkness: An Essay On Life And Love

Dec 30, 2021

My apocalypse came in images—an abandoned horse, a body wrapped in plastic and the story of a professor who was making a curriculum of darkness

A Night At Cemetery: In Nagaland's Oting, Villagers Sang Christmas Songs To The Dead

A Night At Cemetery: In Nagaland's Oting, Villagers Sang Christmas Songs To The Dead

Dec 25, 2021

Six coal miners were shot dead by security forces in an ambush in Nagaland's Oting on December 4 as they returned from Tiru where they worked. Seven more people were killed and many more got injured in the second round of firing that night.

Nagaland Civilian Killings: How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face

Nagaland Civilian Killings: How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face

Dec 17, 2021

The protests that have been rocking the Blue Mountains of Nagaland since the December 4 massacre, don't even appear as a dreamscape in the horizon of the putative Indian

Poverty Porn: Making Heroes Out Of People Just Struggling To Survive

Poverty Porn: Making Heroes Out Of People Just Struggling To Survive

Dec 16, 2021

The State has repeatedly failed the hard-working and resilient Biharis. The point of this Outlook issue is to look at what makes Bihar so poor. More importantly, what does poverty in the poorest state feel like

'Welcome Home Our Beloved Brothers’:Oting Mourns After Nagaland Civilian Killings

'Welcome Home Our Beloved Brothers’:Oting Mourns After Nagaland Civilian Killings

Dec 15, 2021

In Nagaland's Oting, the graves of the 13 men who were killed on December 4, bear the stories of their lives.

Our Starless Skies: Even Stars Are Unable To Break Layers Of Smog

Our Starless Skies: Even Stars Are Unable To Break Layers Of Smog

Dec 09, 2021

The sky is infinite and there are millions of stars. But, in a city where smog hangs like a veil over us, the stars don’t shine anymore.

Songs Of Freedom & Redemption

Songs Of Freedom & Redemption

Dec 02, 2021

In impoverished neighbourhoods across the world are the true heroes, the unsung stars of hip-hop.

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Nov 25, 2021

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.

Transgenders In India Still Struggling For Right To Adopt Or Marry

Transgenders In India Still Struggling For Right To Adopt Or Marry

Nov 18, 2021

Motherhood doesn’t require gender, say trans-people awaiting adoption law reforms.

Children’s Day: Two Poems To Revisit Old Fables

Children’s Day: Two Poems To Revisit Old Fables

Nov 14, 2021

On this cheerful occasion of children's day, let's not miss the opportunity to revisit some characters from our childhood fables.

WATCH | Patna Diaries: Chhath Puja Traditions Over Time

WATCH | Patna Diaries: Chhath Puja Traditions Over Time

Nov 08, 2021

Follow the diverse celebrations in Bihar where Chhath Puja - a composite culture, a shared festival and faith that is unbound and unshackled - comes to life.

In Post-Pandemic World, Fashion Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive And Sensitive

In Post-Pandemic World, Fashion Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive And Sensitive

Nov 03, 2021

The future of fashion lies in inclusivity, in being a message board for the times, in imperfect solidarities.

How Art Uplifts Journalism By Lending Soul To The Story

How Art Uplifts Journalism By Lending Soul To The Story

Oct 28, 2021

Art is a form of thinking. In a world where ‘fake news’ dismantles ‘facts’, art is another way to uphold the storytelling that is journalism’s soul.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Oct 21, 2021

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

Oct 21, 2021

Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana’s 2004 portrait of SRK, made of thousands of photos, was chosen as the Outlook cover for its layered meaning.

Song Sung Blue: Aashiqui, Violin Man And Other Stories From Here And There

Song Sung Blue: Aashiqui, Violin Man And Other Stories From Here And There

Oct 07, 2021

The past is a world before the pandemic, a place of happiness perhaps, of love, of togetherness. We want a romanticised past to become our future.

The Goddess And Other Stories

The Goddess And Other Stories

Oct 06, 2021

In 2017, I went to Patna to see the goddess. It was a return to a time when we would be up all night to see the festivities. There were all these stories. We heard them again. Over and over again.

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