Shreya Basak | Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
Political analysts feel among other factors, the factionalism between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot has proved to be a major denting factor for the Congress
As November 25 got close by, the political discourse in Rajasthan seemed to have drifted towards divisive, communal politics but the vote bank of the minority community has largely maintained its loyalty towards the Congress and such instances are visible in places like the Sheo constituency, Saradarpura constituency, Alwars (urban) and so on.
While women's issues may serve as a significant talking point as elections near, the lack of women's representation in Rajasthan’s electoral space draws up a stark contrast to the ideology preached.
There has been a constant effort to divide Rajasthan's adivasis on religious lines by any means possible
There are about 900 empanelled hospitals across Rajasthan providing treatment under the Chiranjeevi Yojana and an association of the agitating private health players believe that the Yojana would have a stifling effect on the private health infrastructure without any government compensation to make up for the expenses incurred.
Rajasthan’s electoral discourse has always been about the twin phenomena of caste and community politics. Would this election be any different?
For the tribal parties, the promises of the elections are much different from the concerns of the other districts. While the rest of Rajasthan would like to talk of welfare schemes, the tribals are still fighting for their basic rights.
As Kota suicides rise, Outlook spoke with Avijit Pathak, a former professor of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, to understand what it means to live in an age of quantification; a fetish for numbers. Pathak's works on pedagogy had a huge impact on different disciplines.
With the recent death by suicide of a 16-year-old NEET aspirant, the ‘coaching hub’ of India is in the news again.
Lakhs of young students arrive in Kota every year with dreams in their eyes. These dreams turn into nightmares for many students and their families
Ragging needs to be addressed at the grassroot level. Otherwise, this does not stop. CCTV is perhaps a way to console one’s own conscience of guilt. Kafi, a Bengali professor, laments that as a society, they have failed the student and now, they must do something about it.
Communal clashes across India are leaving behind a trail of death and devastation. Tolerance is the need of the hour
Ashoka University has once again come under heat after one of the recent research papers by a faculty member alleged electoral manipulation in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections that began PM Modi's second term.
The war and increasing gender violence in Afghanistan have also had a disproportionate effect on women who have been compelled to flee the country and search for ‘homes’ elsewhere. But their journey and struggle to find a safe home elsewhere has been intersectional and much more complicated than what meets the eye
In a domino effect, environmental degradation has created climate refugees for several decades and some of the most environmentally degraded areas in the country have pushed people out, creating a large influx of migrants and internal displacement. As the floods hit, what happens to their homes?
Months after several medal-winning wrestlers, farmer groups, and opposition politicians have staged protests across Delhi and Haryana alleging sexual misconduct by the six-time BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who made his first court appearance today and sought bail.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing Delhi University's centenary celebrations, a few kilometres away Anjali and Abhigyan, AISA activists, were held up inside their house without any warrant.
In times of crisis, poetry always plays the role of a documenter. When the words fail to capture the silences of human tragedy; when the numbers can't quantitatively reach the bottom of human hearts; the scattered words are picked up by poets to weave the dreams of a new world.
As summers turn harrowing with each passing year, bringing to the fore the lethal effects of climate change, Outlook speaks with 11-year-old, Manipur-born, young climate activist Licypriya Kangujam, to understand what it means for the youth to grow up in a world increasingly threatened by the woes of climate change.
Young pehelwans in Mokhra village are disappointed at the way their poster girl Sakshi Malik and the other wrestlers are being treated
Speaking along the concept of beauty, which demands to be seen through a binary gender lens in the fashion industry, transmodels in Delhi highlight that there is immense pressure for a transperson to 'ultimately look like a man or a woman'.
The ongoing protest by female wrestlers, which began in January, this year, once again sheds light on the injustice meted out towards incidents of gender violence in the country.
While a few students of Samarveer Singh, an ad hoc at DU's Hindu College, noticed a visible change in his behaviour towards the end, others felt he was simply caught up with administerial work.
Protesting wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, have claimed that Delhi Police officials misbehaved with Olympians like Sakshi Malik and Commonwealth wrestler Vinesh Phogat, as well as Punia’s wife Sangeeta Phogat
In the backdrop of Supreme Court hearings seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage, one of India's first gay couples to formalise their wedding speaks to Outlook about their unique love story, the experience of being part of a Hindu social marriage and why marriage is an important social and political right for the LGBT community.