COVER STORY
The mob is suddenly everywhere: not just on the streets, but on the TV, in our minds. Is this a rebirth of the nation, or is something going horribly wrong?
UTTAM SENGUPTA
OPPOSITION
The BJP ought to be pinned down to the ground. Yet the Opposition watches, and waits.
BULA DEVI

COVER STORY
The RSS has found the Opposition's weak spot, and is digging the knife in
PRARTHNA GAHILOTE

A NEW MEDIA
Broadcast media’s excessive righteousness in the JNU affair skewed events on the ground
ANOO BHUYAN

A NEW MEDIA
An abridged and translated version of Ravish Kumar's impassioned monologue on the state of the TV media.
RAVISH KUMAR

INTERVIEW
The Zee News editor and anchor behind the dodgy footage from JNU that helped incriminate the group of students charged with sedition on how he views news.
ANOO BHUYAN INTERVIEWS SUDHIR CHAUDHARY
JUMP CUT
The top BJP leadership has acted so stupidly in the JNU affair that it has allowed the Congress to be seen as champions of the dignity of Afzal Guru and Kashmir
RAJINDAR SACHAR
VOICES
Does the IT capital hate outsiders who come to live there? A mob attack provokes disturbing...
PRIYADARSHINI SEN
WEB EXTRA
People see harsh laws being invoked against those who dissent but the ordinary law of the land is either not enforced or done in a way that appears an eye-wash.
FRAZER MASCARENHAS S.J.
WEB EXTRA
He called them “touts that suck the blood of the poor people”. But even Gandhi had not anticipated Patiala House breed of lawyers.
RONOJOY SEN
Before elections, the demand for a separate state or Union Territory status for Cooch Behar suddenly gains currency.
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PROFILE
The A-G is meant to be a voice for the Constitution. Mukul Rohatgi’s score....
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
INTERVIEW
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on his eventful tenure.
USHINOR MAJUMDAR INTERVIEWS
MUKUL ROHATGI
LEADER COMMENT
The systems and procedures that survived for six decades have started creaking under a majoritarian...
HARYANA
As the Jat agitation claims more victims, the Khattar-centred ploy of caste politics has gone awry
PRAGYA SINGH
INTERVIEW
Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala and BJP MLA Premlata Singh on the Jat agitation for reservations.
PRAGYA SINGH INTERVIEWS SUBHASH BARALA, PREMLATA SINGH
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BAD LOANS
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A homage to Jagjit Singh rather than an objective appraisal
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review
A pictorial biography of Gandhi doesn't ignore his blemishes
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REGULARS
LAST PAGE
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OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | JANUARY 10, 2011
NATIONAL ESSAY
Our basics are in place. But are we braced for handling uncertainty?
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Outlook in Rewind
It's only the fifth visit by a US president post-independence. But George Bush's visit to India has generated much more buzz than his colourful predecessor in 2000, and that's not only for the nuclear power deal and the political hullabaloo over it. The Left parties' anti-US, anti-West drumbeat is drawing attention away from the quiet but rapidly progressing groundwork on stronger economic ties by business interests in the two countries.
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