Profile of Omar Rashid
The 'Sex Sorted Semen' scheme was implemented across the state in 2019 after a successful experiment as a pilot project in three districts--Etawah, Lakhimpur Kheri and Barabanki. Indigenous breeds like Sahiwal, Gir, Haryanvi, Tharparkar and Gangatiri are part of the scheme.
By projecting himself as one of them, Narendra Modi attempted to break decades-old voting patterns in which the SP and BSP had been the prime beneficiaries of the support of the backward castes despite the BJP’s Hindutva outreach in the state, a landmark of which was the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
The study, conducted in seven blocks in Bihar's Gaya and Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi districts, revealed that Dalit families were spending 94 per cent of their income on food and about 10-15 per cent of that expenditure was on processed and packaged foods such as chocolates, carbonated drinks, jellies, biscuits and chips.
In a televised address, PM Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting March 24. The worst affected, however, were the marginalized classes --- the urban migrant workers --- whose hand-to-mouth existence in India's bulging cities were threatened in one swipe.
Last month, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched a massive crackdown on child marriages in the state with his anti-child marriage drive and vowed to end the ‘menace’ by 2026. The move has drawn outrage from various sections of society, with the Guwahati High Court even questioning the need for arrests under stringent laws like the POCSO Act.
Algeria-born artist Massinissa Selmani, tells Outlook when there is a situation of violence and oppression, absurdity can be used in art to show its ridiculousness.
Archana Hande’s installation ‘My Kottige’ is her innovative take on urbanisation and changing times. In her artwork, she has arranged discarded things as a witness of their time and space
In his project ‘A Peal of Spring Thunder’, photojournalist Ishan Tankha has captured the conflict in Chhattisgarh in captivating and compelling images
Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi blurs the lines between documentary and fiction
Artist Jithinlal opens up about his art, his politics and the ways in which his identity has shaped his artistic practice.
Maurya has, once again, engaged in a gamble, one that is fraught with political and personal risks. He has dared to question the sanctity of one of the most popular Hindu epics Ramcharitmanas, months before the BJP-led government is billed to showcase the under-construction Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as a major accomplishment ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Outlook's Omar Rashid spoke to three senior scholars from Varanasi who shared their interpretation of certain controversial verses in the Ramcharitmanas.
The repercussions of Swami Prasad Maurya’s latest controversial comments are yet to unfold but his gambit is unquestionably bold
Natural disasters are devastating but they are also emotionally draining. Time heals. In my 50 years of life, I have witnessed many natural disasters. Who am I? Does that matter? What matters is I have survived; survived to share a few pages of my diary with you
The RSS story in the Northeast is still in the making, which has, however, been accelerated by the BJP coming to power, first at the Centre in 2014 and then in several states
It has been found that cow-cuddling brings positivity and boosts secretion of oxytocin —the hormone released during social bonding— in the body, says SP Gupta, former Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
Breaking from traditional norms of a ruthlessly patriarchal society, gutsy girls in a Haryana village rise literally from the dust
In Uttar Pradesh, the cow, and its progeny, an animal essential for the rural economy, has transformed into a symbol of distress for both Muslims and Hindus.
A compilation of observations by judiciary at all three levels, some validating commonly held, unscientific myths surrounding the cow, others proffer sensible advice to the state
When it comes to protecting the rights of the poor, the higher judiciary is more punitive than protective