Profile of Sunil Menon
Dilip Kumar reinvented speech itself for the cinema. He spoke to us because he had that special quality of speaking, almost magically, from inside of us -- articulating our intimacies.
Caste is often seen in impersonal terms, as a social fact. What about the individual—the constant, corrosive trauma? That’s the domain of Dr Sushrut Jadhav, cultural psychiatrist.
A paediatric haematologist, Dr Ajay Vora brings an insider’s perspective to Britain’s ‘surge planning’. A conversation with Sunil Menon
American philosopher-public intellectual Prof Cornel West comes together with leading Indian scholar Dr Suraj Yengde to discuss race, caste and politics -- questions inflamed in the light of the George Floyd protests in the US, and recurrent incidents of oppression in India.
Jasraj was one of the early popularisers of Hindustani classical, his voice timbrally pleasing and rich, but ductile enough to be drawn into thin filigree
Documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak talks to Sunil Menon about the situation in the Kashmir Valley post August 5, 2019 -- an ‘era’ of siege, as he calls it.
We are in an Emergency; the State has sucked up our power to make even the most ordinary decisions, writes Outlook's Executive Editor, Sunil Menon
In sundry functional terms, we are practically already in an Emergency. Why? Because the power to make even the most ordinary decisions has been stripped from millions and millions of citizens and those have been sucked up by the State.
India's linguistic landscape cuts up the people into ever so smaller allegiances. But language, through its speakers, finds its own resolutions.
On the back of new DNA findings from Rakhigarhi, scientists speak of deep, unbroken indigeneity, local evolution of farming and...the thoroughly nativist ‘Out of India theory’. What's the truth?
If politics is in our blood, the slogan is the pulse. Its rhythms aren’t partisan: they create a community of words.
In its ‘Hindu Lite’ avatar, Congress has abdicated on one of the biggest issues of our times when it could have been of genuine use.
The Rakhigarhi project shines light on an old enigma: the Harappans were genetically ‘Ancestral South Indian’ stock. Which is to say, all of us in South Asia are their children.
Prof V.S. Shinde, senior archaeologist and vice-chancellor of Deccan College, explains how Rakhigarhi extends our understanding of the Harappan civilisation.
A little Jayasi Ramayan can be carved out of Padmavat, writer-scholar Purushottam Agrawal tells Outlook in an exclusive interview.
Indians take the interpretation of their past with a degree of seriousness found virtually nowhere else in the world, says Sheldon Pollock, one of the world's most eminent Sanskritists, in a exclusive interview withOutlook.
The tomb is gone. The Africans are gone. The Pashto-speaking Punjabis are vanishing too. Sunil Menon takes a walk through a city as a form-shifting memoir.
Everyone gets hit by bullet or shrapnel today. Here’s when Outlook got trolled.
The ’50s wasn’t a placid pool of idealism. In grappling with the Partition and forging a new polity, it fashioned modern India. This wide-angle view serves it well.
What does a magazine do when the coherent world of letters shatters around us? Open ourselves up to the beautiful cacophony.
Ratan Thiyam, the world-renowned theatre director from Manipur, who won the Outlook SpeakOut Award for Best Artist, reminisces about his life’s journey.
When the refusal of ‘the new normal’ takes fictional form, what comes out is a sprawling tale of the triumph of broken lives—blossoms cutting defiantly through rock
The story-strands in Arundhati Roy's new novel 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness', spin out to encompass and tie up almost all the themes that drove her non-fiction in the 20 years since her first novel, but it's also a vision of dark, comic-fabulist genius.