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Issue Date : 23 March 2020

National

India As Seen From Abroad: Why Government Is Angry With Foreign Media

The ministry has already sent rebuttals to leading foreign media organisations, including The Guardian, Wash­ington Post, Time, Al Jazeera, The Eco­nomist, Huffington Post, New York Times and the BBC.


National

Moonwalk At Masked Ball

A well-washed world covers up, flinches from needless contact. Entire regions are quarantined, travel suspended. And the cases pile on, relentlessly....

National

Moonwalk At Masked Ball

A well-washed world covers up, flinches from needless contact. Entire regions are quarantined, travel suspended. And the cases pile on, relentlessly....


The NEWS

The NEWS

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National

Scindia’s Ghar Wapsi: Royalty Shift Ruffles The Middle Kingdom

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s apostasy is a warning: in a rudderless Congress seething with disaffection, more malcontents might follow him unless corrective measures are taken. Maybe it’s too late for that.


National

Can Kanhaiya Kumar Revive Left Parties? No One Person Has A Magic Wand

Kanhaiya Kumar cannot revive the Left. It's not up to any one person. It's a movement led by the people, says CPI general secretary D. Raja


National

I’m Not In The Race For Bihar CM, Nor Will I Lead Any Electoral Front: Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya Kumar talks about the sedition case, his defeat from Begusarai in last year’s general elections, and whether he is ready to head an alternative front ahead of the next assembly polls in Bihar


National

Politics Behind Kanhaiya Kumar Sedition Case: Have AAP, BJP Joined Hands?

It took four years for the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi to grant permission to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in the JNU sedition case. What changed Kejriwal’s mind?


National

Upholder Of Democracy, Anti-national, Leader Of ‘Tukde-Tukde Gang’... Who Is Kanhaiya Kumar? Hero Or Hype?

As the countdown to Bihar assembly polls begins, the big question is: will the Kanhaiya Kumar factor play out in any form? Will he be able to prevent CM Nitish Kumar from winning a fourth consecutive election in a row since 2005?


Miscellaneous

Nairobi Diary


Books

Of Jhulelal And Cheti Chand

In spite of the irregularities of structure and the notable absences, this is an enriching, interesting book on an industrious and enterprising community


Books

On The Racks


Poliglot

Doctor Hangman

Jail medical official’s role comes under scrutiny


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A Pause In Jammu



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Fire Bore Well


Business

Yes Bank Crisis Was Apparent For years, But Regulatory Oversight Was Lacking

Banking is a risky business and there will always be bad loans. Private banks lack a proper governing structure and ethics, and try to avoid RBI scrutiny, say experts


National

Assam Minor's Gangrape: What Propels The Rise In Crime Against Women

A 12-year-old girl is gangraped and murdered in Assam by nine juveniles. What’s fuelling the spurt in crime against women in the state?


National

Himachalis Are Honest, Tough... Patriotism Runs In Their Veins: Jai Ram Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur speaks to Outlook Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee about his achievements, disappointments and all that he wishes to achieve in the remaining three years of his term


Art & Entertainment

A Slippery Slope Meets Tamil Folk Culture

Local dancers at village festivals are challenged by glamorous imports


National

Whispers On White Nights: With Steep Fall In Tourist Arrivals, Gulmarg Becomes A 'Ghost City'

The irruption of visiting sportsmen in Gulmarg is a brief interlude. Since last August, it has lain in snowy silence, to which it is fated to return.


Making A Difference

Sans Frontiers


Sports

Playing On Your TV: Girls Aloud

The youthful Indian women’s team that took the field in the T20 World Cup turned a new corner in their game: brash, clinical, exhilarating


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Art & Entertainment

Juliet To Jassi


Features

When A Painter Chose To Try His Hand In Photography

As an artist of reasonable recognition, Sanjay Bhattacharyya chose to one day begin using the camera to express his sense of visual beauty. The results have brought the Delhiite Bengali great joy.


Art & Entertainment

19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Kicks Off With Two Captivating Stories

This year offers a fantastic line-up of films from around the globe to sink your teeth into.



Sports

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Off-Colour India Lose 0-4 To Ghana, Crash Out Of Championship

After putting superb fight in first two matches, Indians lose focus. But they raise hope of a bright future


National

Panel Formed To Probe Cases Of Suicide Caused By 'Blue Whale Challenge', Govt Tells Delhi High Court

The sudden popularity of the lethal online game, in which the final task requires the player to commit suicide, had forced the government to issue directions to the internet firms to remove its links.


National

After Amit Shah Skips 'Padyatra', ABVP Announces 'Chalo Kerala' March Against Political Violence

The "Chalo Kerala" march will be organised on November 11.



Making A Difference

Pakistan Rescues Canadian-American Family Held Hostage By Taliban For Five years

They were captured by terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages there.


'Triumph Of Justice': 'Talvar' Movie Makers Vishal Bhardwaj, Meghna Gulzar On Aarushi Verdict

Bhardwaj was the producer and the writer of the 2015 thriller while Meghna directed the movie


National

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's Iconic Blue WagonR Car Stolen From Secretariat Area

The humble Blue hatchback, which became synonymous with Kejriwal's 'aam aadmi' image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.