Profile of Mukul Kesavan
Mukul Kesavan’s essay on middle-class nostalgia in India—looking back fondly at a time when Indians were worse-off than they are today.
A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread
It’s a palm-sized electronic alter ego. It both chains us and invests us with a new freedom.
Celebrating the arc-lit genius of a subcontinental art
Why isn’t good news getting the space it deserves? Is it too undramatic, does it sound implausible? Are we too much in the sway of the brute Indian reality?
That was a different time, cricket and life have changed since
Azhar's very name may turn Congress's 25 years of electoral misfortune here
In location and language, I was more an Agrawal from Delhi than an Iyengar from Mysore
In its 13 years, Outlook has honed a peculiarly Indian take on secular fair play that opens its pages to diversity and dissent
In lurid, tinny Tamil pulp, starlets rest cheek-by-jowl with gods. Remarkably satisfying.
A Jat playing bhadralok? Could it have been that he acted so well that we didn't even notice?
Coming from a world where institutions have collapsed, the provincial student displays an intensity the metropolitan lacks
Dodgy umpiring and onfield bluster have a symbiotic relation in Australia
Refugees from the streets, killers from next door, the terrible violence inside us
Austere, inward micro-patriotism: Mother India left a difficult legacy. We mostly need less abstract enemies.
Hipshot on the zebra by amber light/Bum cocked, knees spread for room, a little bent/He picks away at his crotch in plain sight/With unhurried, scientific detachment/This isn't a preliminary to sooing/So what's he doing?
My new year begins in mid-July and has done for 30 years, ever since I signed up to study history in Delhi University in the mid-1970s...
So the grinches stole Christmas and your faith in democracy. There's more to life. Isn't there? Cricket? Um.... The economy? Well, whatever. Just...
Bradman lives alone on Olympus. Tendulkar, the best batsman today, with an average hovering around 57, labours in the foothills.
A much-needed, comprehensive listing of Delhi's historical buildings
A nation-state is a state legitimised by the people.
Wonderland studios, slick potty seats and inaccurate number- crunching comprised polls on TV
Happily, Justin Trotter, home from limbo, is back on the shelves
Seth is better at describing his character's joyous passion for music than his brooding love
The Indian electorate shows a preference for the shorter game