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Issue Date : 02 March 2020

Art & Entertainment

The Astad


Upbeat

A Cultural Soiree

The sound of music and dance

Upbeat

Greener Pastures

A plethora of Mother Nature’s abundant bounty


Upbeat

The Land Of Gods

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair”

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Upbeat

The Myth Connect

A land so holy that the God of Love did penance in the mountains of Assam


Upbeat

The Myth Connect

A land so holy that the God of Love did penance in the mountains of Assam


Upbeat

Where The Wild Things Are

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness


Upbeat

A Glorious History

The land adorned with the saga of immortal deeds


Upbeat

Thousand Splendid Vistas

A myriad of cultures for every traveller


Art & Entertainment

‘It’s My First Time Playing A Real-Life Character’

Zeenat Aman talks about her latest play Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba, which opens at The Great Indian Theatre Festival, Mumbai, on February 22


National

Unaware Of Lutyens Media, Delhi Still Trusts Press

Centre for Media Studies' research on trustworthiness of media in Delhi throws up some surprising results


Books

Needed: Indus Code Breakers

A brilliant study lays out the case for the Indus Valley Civilisation-Dravidian linkage, ploughing past work and taking in conclusions from recent digs


Poliglot

Noise Pollution: Killing Him Loudly

It’s not just bad air, water or plastics that kill us, noise can too.


Poliglot

Grammys Go Nuts

Stars at the Grammys this year got a modest cashew from Kerala flavoured with 'first-grade golden turmeric' called Karma nuts to take home among other goodies


Poliglot

Kashmir And The ‘Disputed’ Dots On Google Maps Outside India

Google Maps shows the outlines of Jammu and Kashmir in dotted lines, suggesting it to be a ‘disputed’ territory, outside India


Poliglot

‘Corona Hits Kerala Wall’

As Kerala braces for a coronavirus-free status, Health minister K.K. Shailaja claims the state's robust public health system helps contain disease outbreaks


Poliglot

Act-East Inaction: When Will Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport Project Be Complete?

The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport Project hasn’t travelled much, stumbling on roadblocks such as terrain, monsoon, land compensation issues, design faults, insurgents et al


Poliglot

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa Courts Controversy Once Again, This Time Over Forest Ministry

Karnataka's new Forest minister Anand Singh’s election affidavit lists 15 pending criminal cases—11 filed by the Karnataka Lokayukta under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act and the forest protection law, one case by the forest department and three by the CBI.


Poliglot

To Be His Own Man: Nitish Kumar’s One-Time Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor Has Other Plans

Observers believe Prashant Kishor is steering clear of any party or alliance ahead of the assembly polls in Bihar as he wants to emerge as a viable third alternative a la Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi


Opinion

Opinion: Supreme Court Ruling On Quota Adds To Steady Erosion Of Fundamental Rights, Constitutional Principles

Policy analyst Meera Velayudhan feels responses to court verdicts, including the one on quota, will energise marginalised sections like Dalits, Muslims et al


National

'Reservation Is Not A Fundamental Right' -- Why Supreme Court Order Puts BJP Under Pressure

The Congress has termed abolition of reservation as an endorsement from the RSS. Even BJP allies are unhappy


National

Konark Temple: Is Archaeological Survey of India Good Enough To Prevent Sun Temple's Decay?

Preservation of the original stones that have those intricate and erotic designs is a massive task. Will ASI let UNESCO step in and save this world heritage site?


National

46,000 Deaths Per Year And Increasing, Why Snakebite Remains A Neglected Problem

Research has found that India's sheer biodiversity makes anti-venoms against cobra, kraits, and vipers potentially ineffective


Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak Casts Shadow On Chinese Dreams At Tokyo Olympics

Chinese athletes will be under-prepared for the Tokyo Summer Games given restriction on participation in preparatory events and even in mandatory Olympic qualifiers


Art & Entertainment

Reel Off The Biriyani

Biriyani Films counters the misappropriation of our fave food


Art & Entertainment

Rediscover India


National

How Many Acres Of Print Does A Baron Need?

TRAI's call for curbs on media ownership and control and full disclosure of facts lie ignored since 2008


National

Opinion: A Media House Should Come Under RTI On Its Own -- The 12 Commandments For A Trustworthy Press

The threat to a journalist's independence comes more from politics, corporates and lobbies, writes Dr N. Bhaskar Rao


National

‘Politicians Want Media To Discuss Issues They Throw At Us’

The Caravan magazine’s executive editor Vinod K. Jose talks about the state of journalism in India and what drives the magazine in an interview to Puneet Nicholas Yadav


National

Opinion: Lutyen's Media's Attempt To Paint The Anti-CAA Agitation As 'Secular' Was Hypocritic

Drawing of clear battlelines in the media space is not really a bad thing because polarisation always precedes compromise, writes senior journalist R. Jagannathan


National

Are Newsrooms Run By Political Masters? Why Are Editors Compromising On Truth Telling?

'Pro-government' media -- and denunciations of it from the other side -- hogs the space. But there is plenty to introspect over for everyone.


Outlook Spotlight

It Starts With A Dream To Dare

Most hail from humble backgrounds, are helped by parents; the forces give them respect and honour



National

The Genomic Route To Targeted Cures

Enabling a sharper understanding of Asian populations, the GenomeAsia 100K project may well shake up our medicine cabinet


National

Kashmir Is 'Beautiful', But Not Conducive For Foreign Investment, Say Envoys After Visit

Another batch of foreign envoys visiting post-370 Kashmir makes no ripple in a landscape beseiged by hard power


National

Editor's Take | Journalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Account

This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrut­iny is only fair, since we constantly scrutinise everyone else, from politicians to police, writes Ruben Banerjee.


Making A Difference

Sans Frontiers


Books

On The Racks


Books

The Orchard’s Bitterest Mangoes

Plassey, with its web of cruelty, loot and intrigue, is relived in fresh pungency


The NEWS

The NEWS