The Essar Tapes: Outlook Exclusive
EXCLUSIVE: ESSAR TAPES
If Radia tapes made you think the republic was put on sale by the UPA, these tapes will tell you the sale was on even before that, during the Vajpayee years
MEETU JAIN
EXCLUSIVE: ESSAR TAPES
"Please Wait, Your Call
Is Important For Us"
 
The Essar tapes capture the creme de la creme of Indian politics, business, ban king and bureaucracy. Excerpts from Uppal’s letter:
EXCLUSIVE: ESSAR TAPES
The key players in the Essar Tapes

When the Republican candidate in the US presidential election, Donald Trump, tur­ned 70 on June 16, the Hindu Sena celebrated it with a 7-kg chocolate cake, ora­nge and blue balloons, and an orchestra at Jantar Mantar, a popular site for protests in the city.
more in seven days>>>
COVER STORY
Chunnel Fission
 
Town-criers on both sides of ‘Brexit’ have split Britain. At stake are polity, economy, foreign relations and identity.

SAPTARSHI RAY

COVER STORY
The crowded-bus syndrome informs UK Indians’ position.
Immigrants themselves, they don’t want more coming in.
DILIP BOBB

COVER STORY
Close trade ties bind India with EU and UK. A ‘Brexit’ is seen
through a commercial lens.
PRANAY SHARMA
COVER STORY
The many-hued stratagems of the Tories’ brainy buffoon, Boris Johnson
SAPTARSHI RAY

INTERVIEW
One of the youngest chief ministers, Akhilesh Yadav, on his achievements and the challenges in running the most populous state of India
SHARAT PRADHAN INTERVIEWS AKHILESH YADAV
OPINION
The Congress throws political self-interest to the wind every time. Not contrition, not even evasion...it’s as if that dark past didn’t happen.
HARTOSH SINGH BAL
MIGRANTS
While the migrant community continues to grow, Kerala can barely tame its prejudices
MINU ITTYIPE
JAMMU & KASHMIR
Settlements, demographic change... On her own, even Mehbooba may have hit the streets on this.
SHOWKAT A. MOTTA
PROFILE
Politics is in his blood—the blood of a family his party’s top men love to hate. The cutting-to-size was waiting to happen.
MIHIR SRIVASTAVA ON VARUN GANDHI
THE LATEST ISSUE




THE US
If The Darkness Leaves
A Vestige Of Good Sense...
 
The US’s worst mass shooting red-flags homophobia and terror. It also highlights the arrant lack of gun control gnawing at America’s heart.
OPINION
How I was stung, how the sting fell apart in court
HASAN SUROOR
LEADER COMMENT
For making the longest flight ever ­recorded and surviving to tell the tale of their incredible 96,000-km journey
REGULARS
LAST PAGE
I was greatly pleased to arrive in Thomas Hardy’s birthplace one June morning and note with a perverse satisfaction that the world seemed to have forgotten his birthday
CHINDU SREEDHARAN
REVIEW
An in-depth study of alcohol which will be useful to academics but has very little room for levity
ANJANA BASU
REVIEW
A clear-headed history of the enlightened rulers in modern times
N.S. MADHAVAN

THE REVIEWS
A lot more about aging, loneliness and grief than it is about solving a mystery.
DEEPA GAHLOT
LEADER COMMENT
Amitabh Bachchan does a disservice to his enormous appeal and influence when he takes the safe route and does not speak truth
THE REVIEWS
The first ever electronic publishing house for book-lovers to browse, preview, buy and gift titles
AHELI BASU
REMINISCENCE
From basement tapes to fronting for Iron Maiden...the veteran Delhi band Parikrama recounts its 25 years of Rock evolution
SUBIR MALIK
Glitterati
If you like Nargis Fakhri, can it be that you wouldn’t take to Aisha Sharma? Sporting the best swimwear we’ve seen in a long time for Kingfisher, the attitudinous Aisha is about to hang on to Akshay Kumar’s beefy arms in Namaste England. Let’s hope the moving picture treats her as well!

MEDICINE
The overuse of antibiotics has created a crisis of microbial resistance—the drugs aren’t working
PRIYADARSHINI SEN
INTERVIEW
Vice-president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan on what the post-antibiotic era might look like
PRIYADARSHINI SEN INTERVIEWS RAMANAN LAXMINARAYAN
EAT, PRAY, LIVE
Everything that has been passed down to us through oral tradition is of value, at least to our health
RUJUTA DIWEKAR
10 QUESTIONS
The 17-year-old prodigy on developing a sleep app called ‘Sleepisle’, which won him the Apple scholarship 2016
AHELI BASU INTERVIEWS ANUSHK MITTAL

RIO OLYMPICS 2016
She bitterly rues her missed chance in Sydney, but is proud to be India’s first woman medallist
QAISER MOHAMMAD ALI
GOSSIP
Two Indian-origin doctor-authors in the NYT bestsellers' list and another bags the Dubin Lit Award
THE INSIDER
A regular column on the essential buzz
PRACHI PINGLAY-PLUMBER, BULA DEVI, SHOWKAT A. MOTTA, MIHIR SRIVASTAVA
MUMBAI ART
A group show of figurative paintings, titled Figure IT, showcases art on cave walls, pap­yrus scrolls, silk screens and, of course, canvases, executed by eight renowned artists.
OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | JUNE 03, 2013
REVIEW
One beneficiary, clear and corporate. How the UPA played for political positioning.
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Look out of your window as you approach touchdown at Mumbai airport and you see a huge ocean of slums. It isn’t quite the most desirable first impression for a financial powerhouse in the making, not least when there are glittering rivals like Shanghai, all chock-full of eye-catching skyscrapers and superhighways. That could change soon, though. The key to that change is in the hands of the committee set up on March 20 by the RBI to produce a road map for full convertibility of the rupee on the capital account. The group, led by former RBI deputy governor S.S. Tarapore...