Cover Story
An explosion of brands, consumer choices, multiplicity of media, squeeze on talent and focus on profit over creativity is posing challenges for the advertising industry. Can it regain its mojo?
DILIP BOBB
What’s in a name? Gur Gawan by any other name, Gurgaon or Guru Gram, will remain the steel-, marble- and chrome-encased IT hub, argued some.
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KASHMIR
Where crackdowns are as common as the azadi chant, what is different about police action at NIT Srinagar?
SHOWKAT A. MOTTA
INTERVIEW
Madhav Godbole, former Union home secretary and a champion of secularism...
PRACHI PINGLAY-PLUMBER INTERVIEWS MADHAV GODBOLE
WEB EXTRA
The full unedited text of Madhav Godbole's undelivered speech
MADHAV GODBOLE
LEADER COMMENT
The WillKat saga is like a Bollywood script except that our fascination with blue blood is also historical baggage
LEADER COMMENT
For his view that Indians have a right to refuse to say BMKJ
KERALA/TEMPLES
Safety is thrown to the wind at temple festivals in Kerala, at which fireworks are a dangerous must
MINU ITTYIPE
CHHATTISGARH
The government’s message to the lower judiciary
YASHWANT DHOTE
THE LATEST ISSUE
TRIBUTE
Dirigent, Hold The Tempo
A bow to Zubin Mehta, his unflagging energy and his devotion to his art
ANIL DHARKER
DIPLOMACY
Modi’s kneejerk Pakistan policy is spreading confusion. India needs to engage boldly, with an eye on its strategic goals.
PRANAY SHARMA
OPINION
It’s a shame that a superstar can’t talk of Indo-Pak peace
HAMID MIR
REGULARS
LAST PAGE
Can you imagine an Indian tycoon positioning himself like Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, with the nation and against rabble-rousing?
K.C. SINGH
Political heat is adding to the misery of the early heat wave in many parts of the country. FinMin Arun Jaitley in particular is facing more heat just when his party badly needs Rajya Sabha support to push through his government’s economic reforms agenda.
TECHNOLOGY
Chinese smartphones offering the price-conscious India a fascinating new range of products right now
ARUSHI BEDI
BUSINESS
The Tata-backed steel industry in the UK is facing a critical transition
SAPTARSHI RAY
ANALYSIS
The censor board is right about the new Jungle Book. It’s not fit for unrestricted viewing, but neither are most of India’s U-rated movies.
C.P. SURENDRAN
THE REVIEWS
Essentially an honest cop vs evil, rich man movie
MADHAVI TATA
GOSSIP
Publishing experiments with mobile apps, Ritu Beri's book launch and a tribute to Angela Carter
DEEPAK SAPRA
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NCPA’s Mudra Dance Festival, Ravi Agarwal’s photo exhibition on his favourite subject: water and a tribute to Shakespeare
  • Kieren D’Souza is an ultra-marathoner (one who covers more than the average 42 km) and will be the first Indian to take part in the Spartathlon held in Greece
    SIDDHARTHA MISHRA INTERVIEWS KIEREN D’SOUZA
  • A journey of love, where lovers are torn between two worlds—lust, confusion and the pain of separation
    PRIYADARSHINI SEN
BODYBUILDING
Bodybuilder and dancer at once, this woman is breaking all the barriers
PRIYADARSHINI SEN
CONTROVERSY
Harsha Bhogle’s banishment from the IPL might be due to bloated, brittle player egos goaded by a partisan Big B tweet...
QAISER MOHAMMAD AL
 
JUMP CUT
Bhogle accommodated himself to the moods of the powerful. Indian Cricket Inc is reminding him how much he owes.
GIDEON HAIGH
REVIEW
Pulls you in with all the insistence of a dream despite its blurred outlines and disregard for time and space
RAKSHANDA JALIL
REVIEW
A book lingers over endangered professions with compassion
JAI ARJUN SINGH
 
OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | March 4, 2013
ITEM SONGS
The item song protests on why it’s being singled out for snippery on television
NAMRATA JOSHI
Outlook in Rewind
Spying on those in public life has always been the business of journalists; the means and doings have become more sophisticated. As far back as the '70s, I can recall how a minister was caught on tape demanding a bribe. This was done by Vasant Seth, owner of the biggest shipping company in India. Seth had applied to the government for a licence to buy some ships. An official from the shipping ministry called on him a few days later and mentioned in passing the sum of money that he would be required to shell out for the licence.