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1962 Redux?

Isolated in the West, confronted by a pushback in the Indo-Pacific, but driven by overweening entitlement, China might trigger a conflict with India behind a smokescreen of fictional claims. Beijing should know that such an event would imperil all its world-historical objectives.

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21 September, 2020

Cover Story

  • Diplomacy

    Uneasy Tango Of Big Ambitions

    The India-China chessboard is roiled with tension, with ideas like ‘Tibet card’ and ‘Taiwan card’ on the table

    September 21, 2020 | Seema Guha
  • Opinion

    Do Hold The Horses

    The PLA could, with minimal casualties and time, defeat the mid-ranked Indian military. Not only are we technological laggards, but ...

    September 21, 2020 | Pravin Sawhney
  • Opinion

    The Secret History Of India’s Tibet...

    Successive ­Indian PMs have doggedly stuck to the line of ­disavowing ­support to the Tibetan cause, but reality was a bit different

    September 21, 2020 | Neena Gopal


  • States/Poll Games

    The Die Is Caste

    Nitish Kumar’s move to provide jobs to kin of slain Dalits signals election time in Bihar

    September 21, 2020 | Giridhar Jha
  • Essay

    Stitching A Nation-State

    Integrating the princely states into the Union of India was a gargantuan task. Here, Sardar...

    September 21, 2020 | Narayani Basu
  • Everest/Deceit

    Mount Plunder

    The tawdry reasons behind Indian climbers faking summits of Mt Everest and the...

    September 21, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya


India’s Top Universities Outlook-ICARE Rankings 2020

Class Of 2020

The top 75 universities of India...and how Outlook-ICARE surveyed the education landscape at a transitional time.

September 21, 2020 | Dr Karthick Sridhar, Syed Mujahid



Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

September 21, 2020

They Called Him Tricky Dick

How did Richard Nixon decide his foreign policy? Well...

September 21


  • A Story Of Soured Love

    Alcoholism, domestic violence, usurpation of money, life threats: allegations pour forth as Anubhav-Barsha, Ollywood’s Jodi No. 1, head for a divorce suit

    September 21, 2020 | Sandeep Sahu
  • The Jail Is A Bungalow

    Lalu Yadav serves up another samosa, with chutney, as he gets a lavish house and estate for isolated treatment. Kelly’s Bungalow, it’s called. And it comes for free.

    September 21, 2020 | Naveen Kumar Mishra
  • 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 21, 2020

Unreality Show

Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest for having ‘procured drugs’ -- while the Sushant Singh Rajput case still hangs -- brings forth questions...

September 21, 2020 | Outlook Bureau

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

‘The Pandemic Has Taught Me To Accept That You Are Not In Charge Of Anything Anymore’

Vir Das, host of India’s first lockdown comedy special for charity 'Inside Out', talks to Outlook about the home show and how it fared on a digital platform

September 21, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Jatra Into Music Album

In these brilliant essays, the polysemic Jagannath cult is discussed threadbare: its great influence through the region and multilayered devotional praxis, its modern forms and diasporic echoes

September 21, 2020 | Lalit Kumar

Rolls Of Dice

A bodice ripper leads readers up a familiar path

September 21, 2020 | Satish Padmanabhan


Jail Diary

Beatings for breakfast, torture for lunch. That was how the five days of isolation went for Dr. Kafeel Khan after arrest. Then...

by Dr Kafeel Khan | September 21, 2020



Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

September 21, 2020