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Judge And Hangman

In its sickening feeding frenzy after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the media has gone far beyond its accepted mandate. It’s feeding real regional hatred on the ground.

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14 September, 2020

Cover Story


  • Court/Justice

    Cost Of Contempt

    The one-rupee fine slapped on Prashant Bhushan puts the spotlight on the judiciary’s ability to handle dissent

    September 14, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Politics/Bengal

    The Inflamed Circle: Action, Reaction In Bengal

    With the assembly elections nearing, the CBI...

    September 14, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Gender/Law

    A Knot Ready Yet?

    The Centre’s move to raise women’s legal age of marriage to 21 has sparked a heated debate

    September 14, 2020 | Preetha Nair
  • Politics/Congress

    Cradle-Rocked Hands

    Loyalists gang up to stave off call for reforms as bitter letter war intensifies

    September 14, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Opinion

    Missing Connect

    India’s internet infrastructure is grossly unprepared to support a wholesale shift of learning online

    September 14, 2020 | Simantini Ghosh
  • Wildlife/Conservation

    The Peafoul

    Peacock numbers are rising in India. But the growing population is also leading to increasing conflict with farmers trying to save...

    September 14, 2020 | Lola Nayar, Jyotika Sood, Tabeenah Anjum
  • Infrastructure/Rohtang

    Tunnel La

    Rohtang tunnel will soon be open to traffic, make remote Lahaul-Spiti an all-weather destination

    September 14, 2020 | Ashwini Sharma
  • Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

    Colossus In Our Midst

    Barring a few years, Pranabji strode the heights of polity with imperious authority for decades.

    September 14, 2020 | K. Natwar Singh
  • Obituary

    Headman With Velvet Glove

    Shrewd, patient and astute, today’s leaders can draw many lessons from Pranabda’s life

    September 14, 2020 | Seshadri Chari


  • Wheels Within Wheels

    China’s aggressive postures along the border poses a big diplomatic and military challenge for India. What are Delhi’s options?

    by September 14, 2020 | Seema Guha
  • Breach The Great Wall

    Recent Chinese aggression showed up Xi Jinping’s ploy to change facts on the ground. The Indian Army, to its credit, checked the move.

    by September 14, 2020 | Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    September 14, 2020
  • Statues Of Liberty

    Donald Trump’s plans for a statue park of American heroes go a bit awry in the detail…actually, the colour. Nominations...

    September 14, 2020


  • Panther On The Prowl

    Harsh Dev Singh, the voice of Dogras, gets harsh on BJP. After calling domicile law 'obnoxious' and harmful for Jammu, he now terms the new business rules 'repulsively bizarre'.

    September 14, 2020 | Naseer Ganai
  • ‘You May See Me Back Soon’

    Why did the CSK star and Dhoni favourite leave his team in Dubai? It was 'for my family', he tells Outlook, hinting at Covid in the team, scotching speculation about any ill-will

    September 14, 2020 | Soumitra Bose
  • Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    September 14, 2020

The News


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

September 14, 2020

Serial ‘Killer’

A TV serial gets pulled off air in Assam, an actress gets trolled with rape/death threats? Why? Because the right wing saw ‘love jehad’ in a story of a Muslim man and Hindu woman.

September 14, 2020 | Abdul Gani

Arts & Entertainment

Rainbow’s A Right

The pandemic stalled the prideful marches, but painters, writers, filmmakers and performing artistes from the LGBTQ community embrace the digital world to express their political demand for an all-surpassing equality

September 14, 2020 | Girinandini Singh

‘My Advice To My 20-Year-Old Self? Take Lots Of Pictures’

Acting is easier, producing your own content is like mothering, says the one-time heroine and celeb hostess of #NoFilterNeha. Her favourite guest: Sourav Ganguly.

by September 14, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Learning How To Think

One of the makers of the new education policy presses home his point: application-centric, outcome-based education that gives imagination its due.

September 14, 2020 | Pradeep Baisakh


Quarantine Diary

Rashmi Tikku, professor of English in Nagpur university, lives in Delhi and shares her experience of home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

by Rashmi Tikku | September 14, 2020