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Issue Date : 01 November 2021

Opinion

My Name Is Khan: The Face That Launched A Thousand Products

Behind SRK’s lover-boy image lies instability—sensitive to social, cultural and political change.


Opinion

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

Opinion

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has grown beyond the confines of Bollywood and India to find fame and fans worldwide, writes Beth Watkins.


Opinion

The Third Colour: Shah Rukh Khan Is A Symbol Worth Rooting For

When we say we’re standing in solidarity with someone, we’re really standing up for our own ideals, values, peace and truth. Comic/poet Varun Grover’s column

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Opinion

A Message Not Delivered, A Matisse Painting Never Gifted: A Co-Star’s Tribute To Shah Rukh

Sayani Gupta, a star-struck teenager who acted with SRK, reveals what endears the superstar to his millions of fans across the globe.


Opinion

Global Desi: Raj Or Rahul, SRK Is Equally At Home In New York Or Patiala

Marking the transition between old and new India, SRK’s characters and his stardom represent Bollywood as simultaneously Indian and global.


Opinion

Love, Respect, Awe: That's The Way Shah Rukh Khan Looks At Women In His Films

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.


Opinion

Diplomats From US, India, Iran, EU And Turkey Are Rushing To Central Asian Countries; Here's Why

Afghanistan is out of bounds and in flux. Countries, including India, scramble for a Central Asian seat for a good view.


Opinion

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.


Opinion

Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh Is A Cinematic Tribute To The Martyr

The patient, brilliantly orchestrated tempo of Sardar Udham, with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre at its emotional centre, is an experience bound to be etched on the viewer’s mind


Opinion

A Writer-Researcher Fondly Recalls The Time When The Printed Word Was The Gospel Truth

Vying for a share of the emerging readership, competition among publishing houses led to a variety of magazines on offer, writes Sudhirendar Sharma in her Nostalgia Diary.


Opinion

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana’s 2004 portrait of SRK, made of thousands of photos, was chosen as the Outlook cover for its layered meaning.


Opinion

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

NCB’s methods are under the scanner as experts punch holes in ‘panchnama’, arrest memo.


Opinion

Drugs, Bollywood And Politics: The Dark Underbelly Of Mumbai

Intertwining threads connect the business in illegal drugs with the city’s high and mighty.


Opinion

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.


Opinion

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

As the murder at Singhu border put the Nihangs in news, the warrior creed thrives at the symbol-laden chhaonis. Their austerity, discipline and martial history evoke both respect and fear.


Opinion

Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

The Centre has reacted angrily at the new Global Hunger Index, but experts say it should plug loopholes in the food delivery system.


Opinion

Women Who Wear Only Themselves: A Brilliant Tale Of Carving A Spiritual Path

Mystical experiences lead to the path to self-knowledge and truth. This book profiles four women who walked that way.


Business

Can India Bring Back Vijay Mallya? Extradition Trial Begins In UK Court

The team led by Special Director Rakesh Asthana left for London today and would remain present during the trial starting at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.


National

Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination For Congress President's Post

No one else filed papers till Sunday, according to Mullapally Ramachandran, the chairman of the party's Central Election Authority.


National

Renowned Sand Artist Sudarshan Pattnaik Hospitalised After Being Attacked In Odisha

The artist has been admitted to the Puri district hospital


National

Modi Calls Archbishop’s Appeal To Save Country From ‘Nationalist Forces’ A Fatwa

Recently, Akshardham Temple head priest in Ahmedabad had asked devotees to vote for BJP



National

Kumar Vishwas Talks Of AAP 2.0, Wants Return Of Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

The controversial remarks, however, were refuted by a party leader close to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.


Cyclone Ockhi: 10 Naval Ships Deployed For Relief Work In South-East Arabian Sea

In addition, eight aircraft, including long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I, were deployed throughout the day.



National

Pradyuman Murder: Delhi Police Assaulted Me, Threatened Me And My Wife To Leave Case, Alleges Family Lawyer

Thekriwal identified the Delhi Police cop as Sanjeev Singh Yadav, from his name plate on his uniform.





National

Today, I Made Call To Rahul Gandhi For Appointment, But His Office Insulted Me: Shehzad Poonawalla

Poonawalla claimed many Congress leaders, including Ajay Maken, Sandeep Dikshit, and Manish Tiwari, had termed the process to elect party president "rigged".


National

Four-Year-Old Girl Suffers Burns After Mother Makes Her Sit On Hot Pan In Hyderabad, Woman Held

The girl is the woman's daughter from her first marriage, a police official said.


Sports

Left With Only 10 Men On Field, Sri Lankan Team Trainer Nick Lee Dons Jersey In Delhi

Lee has played 13 matches in at first-class level in which he has scored 490 runs at an average of 30.62 to go with three half-centuries.


National

Not Only Ridership, Delhi Metro Sees Dip In Smart Card Sales, DMRC Says Fluctuation 'Normal'

According to data made available in response to an RTI query, in the months of July, August, September and October last year, metro sold an average of 15,650 cards per day.