Profile of Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
With the loss of political reservation, the Anglo-Indian community—through appeals and surveys—decides to take matters into its own hands
The Nepal Picture Library showcases photos of women from that country, both ordinary and celebrated, so that history doesn’t forget them
An Egyptian-Jordanian artist duo’s research work on giving voice to writers outside the margins, currently on display at the Kochi-Muziris biennale, questions the limits of publishing
Tribal-oriented party TIPRA Motha has emerged as the main Opposition party in Tripura with 13 seats, while Left suffered further losses not just in the number of seats but also in vote share.
From cyclonic devastation in a matter of an hour to multiple impacts of prolonged exposure to high salinity, Sundarbans faces a range of threats from climatic changes
Three regions–one between central Himachal and north Bihar, the other between the Shillong plateau and the Mishmi Hills in Arunachal and another in Kashmir–are likely epicentres of future disasters
In his candid interview with Snigdhendu Bhattacharya for Outlook, the leader of the alliance of various indigenous tribes of Tripura talks about his journey as a political leader, his demand for a Greater Tipra Land and his illness, among other things
The TMC’s poll pitch has exposed the ethnic fault lines in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. What it manages to achieve in the region remains to be seen
A two-year-old party launched by the royal family scion Pradyot Bikram Kishore Manikya Deb Barma and a Left-Congress alliance have turned the hilly state’s political space competitive
Though the cow never attained the status of a ‘mother’ among Bengali Hindus in contrast to their counterparts in North India, it became a major political issue of conflict in both urban and rural areas by the 1920s
Oxford Bookstores owner Priti Paul tells Outlook that she thinks that people spent so much time online during the Covid-19 lockdowns that they are in revenge mode now, just like there has emerged revenge tourism and revenge festivals, there is revenge reading – to make up for the losses during lockdowns.
Anti-displacement movements, while often impeding governments’ development plans, have rarely impacted the electoral fortunes of the political parties in Bengal, be it Nandigram and Singur or elsewhere
How the overwhelming emotion of revenge led to a spate of caste wars in the 1980s and ’90s over land, bleeding humanity in the Land of Buddha
Nehru foresaw the impending conflicts with judiciary over socialist reforms but preferred constitutional amendments over influencing judicial appointments. But Indira had other plans
Crime stories, movies and shows, based on true crimes or purely fictional, have inspired both law breakers and keepers
In the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, organised religion has interacted with the local tribal faith in different ways
If Congress has to fare any better than its miserable performance in 2021 in West Bengal, it has to recover the ground it lost to the TMC
India is at a crossroads in terms of energy consumption and renewable forms of energy. India’s priorities should be climate change adaptation measures, not mitigation.
Glacial retreats not only reduce water availability in the rivers but also put hydropower projects in the Himalayan region under greater risk, says one of the authors of the report. Large hydropower projects are on India’s focus to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, emissions from which are the major cause of global warming.
Despite high emission growth rate, India’s per capita carbon emission is still one-eighth of the US, and one-third of global average
Secularism, in modern terms, means mostly the separation between religion and state, but it has been interpreted differently across the world
Autobiographical writing has long been popular with Bengalis who look for plots in their own lives
Both Periyar and Ambedkar looked at the Ramayana as a story that perpetuated the subjugation of non-Aryans and Dalits
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, Sukumar Ray and the Bengal Renaissance's encounters with Ram
A retired ‘Reader’ of Sanskrit at Gurudas College in Kolkata, Indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, who won the Sahitya Academy award in 2016, spoke to Outlook about the popularity and influence of Ram and Ramayan in Bengal.