Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023

Culture & Society

'Mandnyaan Shaam' album cover

Gaekhir Republik: Powering Kashmir’s Sonic Revolution

Drawing from their collective experiences and melding genres of rock, blues, prog and jazz with Ladishah, a whimsical folk storytelling tradition, Sarfaraz Javid, Suhail Ahmad, and Mohsin Hassan of Gaekhir Republik have...

02 December 2023
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The Origins Of Evil

When the fire threatens to raze us, there’s just one tune pervading our mind, body, and soul: that morality isn’t a choice as much as a privilege.

02 December 2023
10th Kalinga Literary Festival

10th Edition Of Kalinga Literary Festival In Bhubaneswar To Begin From February 9

The central theme at the 10th Kalinga Literary Festival, ‘Legends of Ancient Bharat and Beyond’, will pulse with the collective rhythm of over 300 esteemed speakers, including poets, musicians, artists, and performers.

28 November 2023
Snowdon, Rev. William Gilpin, 1724–1804, British, undated, Gray wash with pen and brown ink

An Autumn Garden, A Hill Trail: Poems By Gunjan Joshi

Gunjan Joshi writes two poems for Outlook

25 November 2023
circa 1912: Crowds gathering for a fete at Annandale near Simla (Shimla), northern Punjab

Monkeys, Cricket, Mountaineering: Life At The Himalayan Boarding School

The Bishop Cotton School in Shimla is one of the oldest boarding schools in India situated in a mountain-top forested campus in the Middle Himalayas. 

25 November 2023
People walking with umbrellas during the heavy snowfall at Mall Road, on January 7 2017 in Shimla

Thus Spoke The Mall: Shimla's Main Walking Street

For everyone going on an evening stroll, a leisurely walk or shopping, The Mall becomes the obvious choice, leaving no room for confusion. 

25 November 2023
A Palestinian girl stands amid the rubble of her destroyed home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

Poem: A Parallel World

Vani Singh writes a poem for Outlook.

25 November 2023
A poster of web series Tandav

OTT Platforms Under Pressure To Censor Projects Involving Political, Religious Sentiments: Report

Political and religious sensitivities are affecting India's OTT industry, leading to controversies and show cancellations, reflecting a shift in content acceptance

22 November 2023
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'No Space In Germany For Open Exchange Of Ideas': After Hoskote, All Documenta Exhibition Panel Members Resign

The members said that they do not believe Germany currently has a space for an open exchange of ideas and the development of complex and nuanced artistic approaches that Documenta artists and curators deserve.

18 November 2023
International Mother Language Day celebrations in Kolkata

Linguistic Diversity Helps Defeat Totalitarian Regimes: GN Devy Tells JNU

Prof. Devy delivered the 10th Sunil Memorial Lecture on November 17 at JNU’s School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium, titled 'Language Diversity and the Making of India,' in which he briefly analysed the history of the...

18 November 2023
A woman carries heavy bundle of cattle fodder up steep slope in Himalayas, Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

S. R. Harnot: A Writer With Social Concerns

Having received many literary awards, Harnot’s fame as a story writer of the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh has exceeded the state and national barriers.

18 November 2023
Visitors take photos at the Mughal Garden covered with fallen leaves of Chinar trees in Srinagar

Breathing Through The Four Deep Seasons Of Kashmir

The growth of the persona is carved by the changing nature of the seasons and each Kashmiri evolves through the challenges and uncertainties by a steady resilience against the complexities of the region along with the hope...

18 November 2023
Cover of 'Following the Fashion', published December 9, 1794, by James Gillray (English, 1756-1815).

Fashion Has An Identity Crisis

Fashion can start with letting go of everything it is usually related to.

12 November 2023
Author Arun Kamal

State Support For Contemporary Hindi Literature Is Shrinking Fast: Author Arun Kamal

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur spoke to Arun Kamal covering various aspects of his life, literary journey, and reflections on Bihar's literary tradition

11 November 2023
A young woman covering her face on the desk in office

Don’t Cry In The Office

Sona Maniar writes a short fiction piece for Outlook

11 November 2023
A woman sitting in the darkness of a room

Poem: Another Day

Richa Tilokani writes a poem for Outlook

11 November 2023
Interiors of Gaiety Theatre, Shimla (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre, The Living Monument Of Indian Arts And Culture

The Gaiety Theatre in Shimla, the erstwhile Summer Capital of the British Raj, has often been hailed as the Royal Albert Hall of India. Having hosted authors and performers like Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling, Gulzar, Shashi...

05 November 2023
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Geographical Quirks Of History

Puneet Kundal writes about how enclaves and exclaves have evolved over the centuries in different parts of the world, including in India.

05 November 2023
New York City skyscrapers, February 1980.

Five Poems About People Across The World

Five poems by Arun Paria based on five incidents in five different cities in the world. These are stories of people: some strange, some miraculous, some sad, and some, truly hilarious.

04 November 2023
Nearly one million Palestinians and 4,000 Jewish settlers occupy the Gaza Strip.

Excerpt: Life Of Counting

An excerpt from a story by Palestinian author Farah Barqawi on her journey as she moved out of Gaza.

04 November 2023
Devotess during the week-long International Dussehra festival in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Kullu's Dussehra Festival Sees Generational Shift, More Youths Arrive As Elders Stay Home

Time has changed, traditions have changed but the beliefs and practices of Kullu's Dussehra festival remain the same.

29 October 2023
A couple holding hands

Love Beyond Caste And Society

A short story about a couple who broke traditions and culture and went against societal complexities for love.

29 October 2023
Display of objects at one of the galleries at the Unlock Hundurman Museum.

Unlocking History: Hunderman's Transformation From Rock Dwellings To A Museum Village

The road to Hundurman Brok is blacktopped, and from the road, one can see the ancient Silk Route, also called the Skardu–Kargil Road, across the Suru River.

29 October 2023
Renowned Odissi dancer Guru Deba Prasad Das

Remembering Guru Deba Prasad Das: An Unsung Pioneer Of Global Odissi Dance

On the birth anniversary of renowned Odissi dancer Guru Deba Prasad Das, we remember his tremendous work towards uplifting the classical dance form.

29 October 2023
Rack Railway Tracks to Mount Rigi, Swiss Alps, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

Professor 'V': A Poem For A Teacher

Shantashree Mohanty writes a poem for Outlook expressing her gratitude to the English professor who inspired her to read poetry.

29 October 2023