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Women In Politics: From UK MPs To Sushma Swaraj, Sexist Trolls Are A Way Of Life

Women In Politics: From UK MPs To Sushma Swaraj, Sexist Trolls Are A Way Of Life

Apr 25, 2019

It's not just in India, women in politics across the world face nightmares on the ground and are easily victimsed on social media. From communal digs to morphed images, women leaders like Sushma Swaraj and NT Rama Rao's wife have not been spared

Why The Ban On TikTok Is Exclusionary And Exposes Our 'Paternalism'

Why The Ban On TikTok Is Exclusionary And Exposes Our 'Paternalism'

Apr 18, 2019

Owned by ByteDance, a seven-year-old Chinese Tech venture which was valued at $78 billion in November last year, TikTok had 88.6 million downloads from India during the first quarter of this year.

Porn Is Exaggerated, A Bit Like Cars Flying Around In 'Singham', Says Barve

Porn Is Exaggerated, A Bit Like Cars Flying Around In 'Singham', Says Barve

Apr 18, 2019

Anupam Barve is one of the three film-makers who have banded together to create a series of eight short films which tackle different curiosities stemming from sex. He tells Outlook that documentaries on subjects tend to get didactic while the youth prefers storytelling.

The Stand-Up Comedy Scene In India

The Stand-Up Comedy Scene In India

Apr 17, 2019

The Indian stand-up industry is still unorganised and uncertain for comics

Campaigning On A Chartered Aircraft

Campaigning On A Chartered Aircraft

Apr 11, 2019

Right before any general election in India, political parties hire a range of the latest aircraft from charter services across the country.

Elections And Model Code Of Conduct In Digital Age

Elections And Model Code Of Conduct In Digital Age

Apr 03, 2019

Today, the Model Code of Conduct seems like a witless anachronism—like a driving manual in the age of automated, driverless cars.

Another Storm In Railways' Tea-Cup After Former Govt Officer Alleges Poll Code Violation

Another Storm In Railways' Tea-Cup After Former Govt Officer Alleges Poll Code Violation

Mar 29, 2019

The Model Code of Conduct kicked in following the press conference by the Election Commission on March 10 announcing seven-phase polls across the country between April 11 and May 23.

No Delay In A-SAT, It Takes Time To Develop Such Capability: Uday Bhaskar

No Delay In A-SAT, It Takes Time To Develop Such Capability: Uday Bhaskar

Mar 27, 2019

Uday Bhaskar, one of India’s leading experts on security and strategic affairs, speaks to Siddhartha Mishra about A-SAT, what it means for our space capabilities and geopolitics.

It's The Rupee That You Don't See

It's The Rupee That You Don't See

Mar 14, 2019

Recently, FB published an ‘Ad Library report’, a database that “includes ads related to politics and issues of natio­nal importance”, as an effort to increase “transparency”.

Pulwama Terror Attack Militants, Handlers Used This Technology To Communicate

Pulwama Terror Attack Militants, Handlers Used This Technology To Communicate

Mar 05, 2019

YSMS technology is difficult to spot and track. The device reportedly constitutes a smartphone (with the app installed), paired with a radio set.

Beyond Netflix, Other OTT Platforms Have Sprung Up

Beyond Netflix, Other OTT Platforms Have Sprung Up

Feb 13, 2019

Beyond Netflix, web TVs crack the audience code in the countryside

Turning Food To Feed

Turning Food To Feed

Feb 13, 2019

Between the farm and the table lies the rot and a racket

Alliance With BSP Could Have Fetched Congress 25 More Seats In MP, 9 In Rajasthan

Alliance With BSP Could Have Fetched Congress 25 More Seats In MP, 9 In Rajasthan

Dec 12, 2018

Analysis of the election results shows that the Congress party could have scored a win in as many as 34 more seats in the two heartland states, had it fought the elections in alliance with Mayawati's BSP.

How Is The Fake News Factory Structured?

How Is The Fake News Factory Structured?

Dec 06, 2018

Political parties of all hues are twisting facts, figures and photographs to lure voters as India gets ready for Elections 2019

No More Bananas On Your Breakfast Table?

No More Bananas On Your Breakfast Table?

Nov 28, 2018

A fungal infection with no sure cure is ravaging the world’s bananas. And it’s sweeping through India.

Rajasthan Govt's Health Insurance Scheme Is Gasping For Life

Rajasthan Govt's Health Insurance Scheme Is Gasping For Life

Oct 24, 2018

Vasundha­ra Raje’s project is believed to have provided the framework for Prime Minster Naren­dra Modi’s national health protection scheme, Ayushman Bharat.

We Should Keep The #MeToo Story Going: Sandhya Menon

We Should Keep The #MeToo Story Going: Sandhya Menon

Oct 11, 2018

Outlook speaks with journalist and writer Sandhya Menon—who called out prominent journalists for sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo wave.

Each Journey Is Different And Valid, As Long As There Is Consent: Paromita Vohra

Each Journey Is Different And Valid, As Long As There Is Consent: Paromita Vohra

Jul 12, 2018

Filmmaker and writer Paromita Vohra speaks on themes of sexuality in India, the effect patriarchy has on it and why there is liberation in folks filming themselves having sex.

Sex Jehad: Religion In Pornographic Videos

Sex Jehad: Religion In Pornographic Videos

Jul 12, 2018

Hindu-Muslim sex videos are quite the rage. Are they breaking the rules or reinforcing them?

I Choose When My Camera Is Uncovered: Filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee

I Choose When My Camera Is Uncovered: Filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee

Jul 12, 2018

Filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee talks about the camera as ‘voyeuristic’ device, his experiences in front of it and behind, and also about the politics of the image.

Selfie Sex On The WiFi

Selfie Sex On The WiFi

Jul 12, 2018

Couples are shooting themselves—not with bullets, but the phonecam. And sharing their moments of intimacy. It’s just another shock to the laws that police ­pleasure and sexuality.

FIFA World Cup Fever In India: Gali Gali Football Shootball

FIFA World Cup Fever In India: Gali Gali Football Shootball

Jun 13, 2018

Following matches through radio static to plugging in—Indian fans have been steadfast as ever. But has the dazzle of European soccer held us in enthralled stupor?

Rajasthan Health Insurance Scam: NIAC In Talks With State Agency

Rajasthan Health Insurance Scam: NIAC In Talks With State Agency

Jun 11, 2018

Government body is seeking to resolve deadlock with insurance PSU on de-empanelment of 66 hospitals over fraudulent claims

Scalpels In Air And Other Long Stays

Scalpels In Air And Other Long Stays

May 31, 2018

A cashless healthcare scheme for the poor in Rajasthan is unconscionably milked by private hospitals

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