CAN THE CONGRESS EVER REVIVE FROM HERE?
THE GOP
Is it the end of the road for the Grand Old Party of India? Party leaders speak of the decline, the insipid leadership.
BULA DEVI
ANALYSIS
The sign of the times is: National parties out, alliances in
PRAVEEN CHAKRAVARTY
BJP
Saffron morale gets a boost as RSS groundwork and a pragmatic outlook on finding allies pays off for the BJP
PRARTHNA GAHILOTE

INTERVIEW
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on the party's massive victory in Assam and its policies on Dalits beef and Nehru
PRARTHNA GAHILOTE INTERVIEWS RAM MADHAV

ANALYSIS
Caste As Gang: Why Hindu Society Is 'Anti-Social' Three divergent lines on a graph hold out a political lesson
ASHOK MALIK
MAMATA & JAYALALITHA
A contrast in method and style, Mamata and Jayalalitha have few peers in understanding mass electoral psychology
SATISH PADMANABHAN, DOLA MITRA, AJAY SUKUMARAN

ANALYSIS
The verdict in Kerala is against communalism and cronyism
SHAJAHAN MADAMPAT

ANALYSIS
The victory was crucial, but the challenges are still looming
SANJOY HAZARIKA
Nine months after they were passed, three bills ostensibly meant to protect the land rights of indigenous people have got them divided instead.
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LABOUR RIGHTS
Are the BJP govt’s proposed labour law reforms really good for workers?
PRAGYA SINGH
LABOUR RIGHTS
The Honda Motors plant in Rajasthan tells a story of ill-treatment of workers who are yo ung and vulnerable to a corporation with huge resources
ANOO BHUYAN
INTERVIEW
Labour minister Bandaru Dattat­reya on how the government has given unions a greater role in consultations
PRAGYA SINGH INTERVIEWS BANDARU DATTAT­REYA
LEADER COMMENT
Male Indian politicians behave like most Indian men—wives and mothers are meant to stay in the background.
DEFAMATION LAW
Saving reputations from free speech since 1860, defamation law gets another leg up
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
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INTERVIEW
Chief economic advisor at the finance ministry, Arvind Subramanian talks about the health of the Indian Economy
LOLA NAYAR INTERVIEWS ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN
ECONOMYX-Ray
The gloom of ‘India Inc’ gives way to wary optimism about investment and reforms enabled by the monsoon
LOLA NAYAR
REGULARS
LAST PAGE
The notion of national and anti-national, a big deal in the India of 2016, seems rather alien to life in the world’s only tri-national city
DEEPAK SAPRA

REVIEW
The story of how women musicians made the transition from salons to recording studios.
PRIYA KANUNGO
REVIEW
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UDAY BHASKAR

OPINION
Can people look at smoking with a scientific temper?
SANDIPAN DEB
GOURMET
The prodigal restaurateurs are returning—with ­labours of love recognised by international foodies
STUTI AGARWAL
EAT, PRAY, LIVE
Most people of varied religions do believe in the soul, as it is apparent we have a body. Thus energy and matter!
MEENAKSHI NEGI
LEADER COMMENT
For deflating trolls over women’s rights and consensual sex.
DEFAMATION LAW
Saving reputations from free speech since 1860, defamation law gets another leg up
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
OPINION
Merit, caste...a tale of two IAS candidates
A.K. BISWAS
10 QUESTIONS
The art and disability access consultant on his initiative Abhaas, where everyone can feel art—his tactile reproduction of art’s master-works.
STUTI AGARWAL INTERVIEWS SIDDHANT SHAH
THE REVIEWS
Seems like an attempt to narrate the player’s side of the story, finally exonerative, but with a happy ending.
QAISER MOHAMMAD ALI
REGIONAL CINEMA
Action capers gave him his hits, but the superstar loves a mellower tone
MADHAVI TATA
Functions at the President's estate, Veteran editor H.K. Dua starts writing about his eventful journalistic career and Anton Chekhov on the novel
MUMBAI ART
Afirst-of -its-kind art exhibition, The Mark on the Wall by Gauri Gill displays images dep­icting silence and, perhaps for that reason, strikes a plangent chord.
OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | APRIL 22, 2013
INTERVIEW
JThe Rajya Sabha MP and CPI(M) politburo member on the state of politics today
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Instability is staring Tamil Nadu in the face. In a closely fought election, where victory margins have mostly been in the range of 2,000 to 3,000—sometimes as low as 14 votes—the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led Democratic Progressive Alliance’s (DPA) coming to power is not without hitches. Though happy at the prospect of becoming chief minister for the fifth time, with only 96 seats in the 234-member assembly, Muthuvel Karunanidhi "is not really too pleased", as a confidant put it.