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Cover Story

Capped Crusader

A vote-cutter or a voice of the Muslims? A messiah or a mole? A secularist or a mirror image of the Hindu Right? Questions swirl as the mysterious Mr Owaisi rises nationally….

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November 30, 2020

Cover Story


‘There Is Yearning And Churning Among Muslims’

Organising iftaar parties, felicitating maulanas and attending Muslim functions do not make political parties secular, says Asaduddin Owaisi

November 30, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Cover Story

    Look Back In Denial

    Why does AIMIM stay silent on its early history—from 1927 to the late ’50s? Because of its pro-Nizam...

    November 30, 2020
  • Jump Cut

    Middle Name Confidence

    Muslims see in Asaduddin Owaisi a leader who can fight the BJP on their own terms. Some of that goes...

    November 30, 2020 | Ashis Nandy
  • Opinion

    Make Space For Three

    AIMIM is ‘communal’ for those who peddle a distorted brand of secularism

    November 30, 2020 | Imtiaz Jaleel
  • Bengal

    Only The Tall Get Gaud

    On paper, AIMIM can grab seats and hurt TMC in Bengal’s Muslim-heavy districts in the 2021 assembly polls...

    November 30, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya



Yawn...Same Old Story

There will be talks of introspection after Bihar. But things will likely remain the same in the grand old party.

November 30, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Politics/Junior CM

    Just A Second

    Do deputy chief ministers count in the leader-takes-all play?

    November 30, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Outlook Deep Dive

    The Battleground Of Agriculture

    Three key farm laws have dramatically unleashed new battle-lines across the country...

    November 30, 2020 | Ajit Kumar Jha
  • Interview

    New Farm Laws Will Not Benefit...

    Kavitha Kuruganti, an activist working on improving farm livelihoods, explains why the new farm laws are anti-farmer.

    November 30, 2020 | Ajit Kumar Jha
    • Uttar Pradesh

      From Food-Grain Basket To Labour...

      It’s our largest producer of wheat, sugarcane, potato, milk. It has 76 per cent irrigation. Farm fertility is among our highest. Yet...

      November 30, 2020
    • Punjab

      From Prosperity To Protest

      Punjab was the pioneer, poster state of the Green Revolution…those days are long gone. Is it really only terrorism and drugs that displaced...

      November 30, 2020
    • Opinion

      Candle Before The Wind

      Indoor air pollutants, laden with the posonous PM 2.5 and other chemicals, must be combated with activated carbon and HEPA filters

      November 30, 2020 | Ian Cull


Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

November 30, 2020

Santa Claus In An N95 Mask?

X’mas season is closing in and malls in the US have every intention of falling back on that familiar, cheerful white-bearded presence at the entrance. But how to ensure safety?

November 30, 2020


  • Snapshot

    Excess Baggage Syndrome

    A pathetic outing in Bihar rubs off on TN ahead of the 2021 assembly...

    November 30, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Snapshot

    Art Meets Cold Heart

    What’s common between Pt Birju Maharaj, Jatin Das, Ustad...

    November 30, 2020 | Outlook Bureau
  • Odisha

    Officers In The Dock

    In a first of its kind in Odisha, a district magistrate has been booked...

    November 30, 2020 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    November 30, 2020



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

November 30, 2020

A Crown Of Thorns

Nitish Kumar is no longer the man of the house. A resurgent opposition, a dominant ally, two new deputy CMs who may not be pliable, a tainted minister he had once suspended….

November 30, 2020 | Giridhar Jha

Arts & Entertainment

‘There Will Be Nuanced Content From...’

Actor Tisca Chopra, introduced as Priya Arora in her first Bollywood film 'Platform', talks to Lachmi Deb Roy about her life and craft

November 30, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy

An Actor As A Trilogy

Poet, artist, playwright, editor...there was a manyness to Soumitra as a creative mind. And a depth of feeling. Both flowed into his roles on screen.

November 30, 2020 | Samik Bandyopadhyay


Book Review

Nation Of Hairpin Bends

A minute portrait, through aggregation of numerous facts and events, of Pakistan during nine fiery years—its inner contradictions, faultlines, personages—by an intrepid journalist

November 30, 2020 | Manoj Joshi



IPL Diary

The Emirates wrapped cricketers in a monkish ‘bio-bubble’. Friendships happened, sure…. But how to go from a downbeat, pandemic mood all...

November 30, 2020 | Vijay Dahiya



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

November 30, 2020