THE MINDS THAT MADE INDIA
COVER STORY
India: A Cartography of Minds

Sunil Khilnani's latest book, Incarnations: India in 50 Lives, sieves through the uncatalogued heaps of Indian history and picks some shining gems
BOOK EXTRACT
Incarnations is peopled with a panoply of strong personalities-men and women who challenged hierarchies and the status quo

INTERVIEW
It is not up to the state to define nationalism on everyone's behalf," Khilnani tells Satish Padmanabhan in an interview.
The Buddha
WAKING UP INDIA
Adi Shankara
A GOD WITHOUT QUALITIES
Periyar
SNIPER OF SACRED COWS
Krishnadevaraya
'KINGSHIP IS STRANGE'
Panini
CATCHING THE OCEAN IN A COW'S HOOFPRINT
Mahavira
SOLDIER OF NON-VIOLENCE
Mirabai
I GO THE OTHER WAY
Kabir
'HEY, YOU! LISTEN!'
Birsa Munda
'HAVE YOU BEEN TO CHALKAD?'
Malik Ambar
THE DARK-FATED ONE
Charaka
ON NOT VIOLATING GOOD JUDGEMENT
Kautilya
THE RING OF POWER
Guru Nanak
THE DISCIPLINE OF DEEDS
William Jones
'ENLIGHTENMENT MUGHAL'
Jyotirao Phule
THE OPEN WELL
Nainsukh
OWNER TRANSFIXED BY GOOSE
Rajaraja Chola
COSMOS, TEMPLE AND TERRITORY
Basava
A VOICE IN THE AIR
Chidambaram Pillai
SWADESHI STEAM
JNU UNDER SIEGE
In the End, It Was
Raining Slogans
On Main Street
 
The Sangh parivar pushes the battle for control over a 'leftist' JNU by invoking the oldest trick-patriotism.

Uttam Sengupta
BANGALORE
Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju says Congress and the Left orchestrated violence at JNU and at courts.
Meetu Jain
DELHI
Sporting diamond earstuds and rings of on his fingers, Maheish Girri, the BJP MP gets into his elements. .
Bula Devi
Anand Kumar is a former JNUSU president. Kumar, who retired last year as a professor reveals how JNU has witnessed police action inside the campus for only the third time since 1970s.
Bula Devi
THE LATEST ISSUE
JNU is held to ransom by a few denationalised leftists
TARUN VIJAY
It's time to learn from the past and fight back while we can
S Nihal Singh
JNU: ETHOS
JNU was a haven of tolerance, open debate and pluralism. Its alumni recall their days spent on its vibrant campus.
Priyadarshini Sen
INTERVIEW
HISTORY CANNOT END UP IN PENTAGON

Amidst all the confusion and mystery surrounding the case, and reports pouring in that Daniel Craig is all set to play a role resembling Assange in the TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, Nabanita Sircar spoke to Julian Assange over the phone.
Back to the era of mad dictators and tinfoil democracies
VRINDA GOPINATH
TRS MP Kavitha Kalvakuntla, speaks with Outlook
MADHAVI TATA
BUSINESS | NSEL- FT I L MERGER
The government-enforced NSEL-FTIL merger opens a can of legal violations, sets a bad precedent for the future Arindam Mukherjee
Arindam Mukherjee

DEEP THROAT
BIHAR
IN THE NAME OF THE SON
Guess who is singing high praise for the prime minister? Ram Vilas Paswan. Why? To paper over the Bihar poll debacle, of course, but for one other reason. Paswan is concerned about his actor-son Chirag's political career
biztro
Gayatri Reddy, daughter of the owner of Deccan Chronicle, T. Venkatram Reddy, got married to Aneesh Bhatia, son of AirAsia India co-founder’s son Arun Bhatia.
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SANJAY DUTT
Jail term done, Sanjay Dutt can lead a life unshackled from past mistakes
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
IT is the tenth World Sacred Spirit Festival, which will make a pit-stop at Nagaur, before settling on Jodhpur.

REVIEWS
BIHAR
PLAY ENGLISH/MARATHI/GUJARATI
F-1/105

Young urban couple in a ‘cosmopolitan’ apartment block is planning to get their house painted. A simple task, but not in complex socio-political times.
Seven
DAYS
The BJP's advertised contempt for the media, evidenced through the easy use of pejoratives like “presstitutes” and “news traders”, turned into physical assaults by lawyers on “anti-national” journalists covering the JNU case
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NILGIRI DIARY
SANDIP GHOSE
Sandip Ghose is a roving marketing maven living on trivia, current affairs and Scotch

10 QUESTIONS
RENANA JHABVALA
An activist with the NGO SEWA, the Padmashri awardee will serve on the UN Secretary-General’s panel on women’s economic empowerment