The triple-train tragedy involving the Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Express, and freight train claimed 288 lives in Odisha. The Railway Minister has called it sabotage. Meanwhile, wrestlers' protest continues to gain momentum in Delhi as nationwide protest grows demanding arrest of WFI chief. Outlook's latest issue explores human tragedy and gender justice in parallel.
A temple was touted as a mosque; a process of ‘othering’ began soon after; and, sabotage permeated the media, WhatsApp and everything else. But for now, we must give dignity to the dead
Photographs captured at the site of the recent train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district tell multiple tales of tragedy. A trigger warning.
The Balasore train accident is a grim reminder of shattered hopes and separated families. But what has made it worse is the politicisation of a catastrophe
Were the railway systems in place and working? Or was there any meddling at the signalling and interlocking points?
Immediately after the Odisha train tragedy, when the minds were the most vulnerable, why was an attempt made to feed the conspiracy theory angle?
Human interest stories seem to have the potential to help readers not only remember the incident for longer but give them the optimism and hope that they lack in the face of utter tragedy.
As protesting wrestlers hope for justice to prevail, there is anger among various sections of society about why a protest of this nature should drag for so long
Sexual harassment and gender bias continue to exist in Indian sport
The gendered and sexualised dynamics within sport has dire consequences for its female athletes
Young pehelwans in Mokhra village are disappointed at the way their poster girl Sakshi Malik and the other wrestlers are being treated
What does the wrestlers’ protest tell us about the reality of violence against women in India?
The wrestlers’ pursuit of justice has so far been heroic, but their fight will clearly not end with Singh’s arrest
Rakesh Tikait says the country is distancing itself from democracy and inching towards a dictatorship while the government and corporates have collaborated to control the media in an attempt to silence any voices against them.
Artists of global acclaim put together an exhibition to celebrate 100 episodes of a government-run radio show
Since their inception, museums have acted as the guardians of history and antiquity. But can a museum be more than just a repository of artefacts?
Dutee Chand is an Indian sprinter and current national champion of the women’s 100m event