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Dilip Kumar... 'The Mir Of Indian Cinema'

Dilip Kumar... 'The Mir Of Indian Cinema'

Jul 07, 2021

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.

'Calling The Other Impure, Subhuman Is Psychological Ethnocide'

'Calling The Other Impure, Subhuman Is Psychological Ethnocide'

May 20, 2021

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.

‘India Must Nationalise Healthcare, At Least Temporarily’

‘India Must Nationalise Healthcare, At Least Temporarily’

Apr 29, 2021

A paediatric haematologist, Dr Ajay Vora brings an insider’s perspective to Britain’s ‘surge planning’. A conversation with Sunil Menon

Mewat In The Mirror

Mewat In The Mirror

Aug 21, 2020

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

The Global Dalit, The Indian Black: Cornel West In Conversation With Suraj Yengde

The Global Dalit, The Indian Black: Cornel West In Conversation With Suraj Yengde

Aug 13, 2020

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.

It’s Not Just Kashmir, But India That Needs A Solution: Sanjay Kak

It’s Not Just Kashmir, But India That Needs A Solution: Sanjay Kak

Jul 23, 2020

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.

Opinion | Why Police Treating Us Like Animals? Why Are Humans Made To Crawl, Duck-Walk, Frog-March?

Opinion | Why Police Treating Us Like Animals? Why Are Humans Made To Crawl, Duck-Walk, Frog-March?

Apr 03, 2020

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

What India Has Now Is A Clone Emergency: Just Ask The Police

What India Has Now Is A Clone Emergency: Just Ask The Police

Mar 28, 2020

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.

Where Did We Come From? From Here And There...DNA Findings From Rakhigarhi Reveal Hard Truths

Where Did We Come From? From Here And There...DNA Findings From Rakhigarhi Reveal Hard Truths

Sep 12, 2019

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?

Shoot Me With A Slogun

Shoot Me With A Slogun

Apr 11, 2019

If politics is in our blood, the slogan is the pulse. Its rhythms aren’t partisan­: they create a community of words.

Nihilipilified On The Hill: Sabarimala, Congress And The Pilgrim’s Regress

Nihilipilified On The Hill: Sabarimala, Congress And The Pilgrim’s Regress

Nov 15, 2018

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.

'Harappans United Regions Across 2 Million Sq KM’

'Harappans United Regions Across 2 Million Sq KM’

Aug 02, 2018

Prof V.S. Shinde, senior archaeologist and vice-chancellor of Deccan College, explains how Rakhigarhi extends our understanding of the Harappan civilisation.

We Are All Harappans

We Are All Harappans

Aug 02, 2018

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.

‘Nobody In Rome Will Mind A Videshi Translating Aeneid’

‘Nobody In Rome Will Mind A Videshi Translating Aeneid’

May 31, 2018

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.

‘Jayasi Makes Alauddin Reflect On The ­Futility Of Desire, That’s Padmavat For Me ’

‘Jayasi Makes Alauddin Reflect On The ­Futility Of Desire, That’s Padmavat For Me ’

May 25, 2018

A little Jayasi Ramayan can be carved out of Padmavat, writer-scholar Purushottam Agrawal tells Outlook in an exclusive interview.

Humayunpur Diary

Humayunpur Diary

May 09, 2018

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.

140 Character Assassination

140 Character Assassination

Mar 15, 2018

Everyone gets hit by bullet or shrapnel today. Here’s when Outlook got trolled.

A Decade On A 70mm Screen

A Decade On A 70mm Screen

Nov 10, 2017

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.

Image Musings Text

Image Musings Text

Oct 26, 2017

What does a magazine do when the coherent world of letters shatters around us? Open ourselves up to the beautiful cacophony.

‘I Had To Search For Hell, The Modern Hell’

‘I Had To Search For Hell, The Modern Hell’

Aug 24, 2017

Ratan Thiyam, the world-renowned theatre director from Manipur, who won the Outlook SpeakOut Award for Best Artist, reminisces about his life’s journey.

"A Novel Is Like A Prayer, A Layered Universe..."

Jun 03, 2017

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.

The Book Of Perilous Sanity

The Book Of Perilous Sanity

Jun 02, 2017

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

Japan Diary

Japan Diary

Mar 09, 2017

“The more you watch Japanese television, the more you feel it’s watching you....”

Alpha Male In A Pussy Riot

Alpha Male In A Pussy Riot

Dec 22, 2016

If society is the sum of its contraries, can BDSM coexist with khap?

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