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Varanasi Diary: A Teacher Recalls And Laments Her ‘Lost City’

Varanasi Diary: A Teacher Recalls And Laments Her ‘Lost City’

The people who have lived in this very 'Baba ki Nagri' have lost their roots. Earthly forces have denied them permission to stay close to the divine.

28 May 2022
Mandir-Masjid Row: Bengal's Adina Mosque, Largest In Indian Subcontinent, Next In Line?

Mandir-Masjid Row: Bengal's Adina Mosque, Largest In Indian Subcontinent, Next In Line?

Even though the Adina mosque has been in the crosshairs of Hindutva activists of late, there is very little evidence to suggest that any temple existed there...

28 May 2022

Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of The Temples And Mosques Here

If Hindus and Muslims accept the historical facts of Gyanvapi with an open mind, this issue can be resolved amicably, and serve as a model for other disputed...

ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country

27 May 2022

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Viswanath Temple Dispute: Kashi is where fact, faith and fiction come together to form a unique tapestry of text, subtext and context.

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27 May 2022
Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

As the campaign to remove the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi gains momentum, another Ayodhya looms large over India.


28 May 2022
Goa’s Own Gyanvapis: Govt To Reconstruct Temples Destroyed During Portuguese Regime?

Goa’s Own Gyanvapis: Govt To Reconstruct Temples Destroyed During Portuguese Regime?

The violent colonial past of Goa has resurfaced as a clash of ideology as the Hindu right-wing seeks to undo the wrongs of the Portuguese military and Catholic...


27 May 2022
Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

While some ruling BJP leaders demand that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 be repealed, legal experts describe it as a weak law with ambiguous clauses


27 May 2022
Gyanvapi Complex: History Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Its Present And Future

Gyanvapi Complex: History Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Its Present And Future

The wounds of history may heal if Muslims return Krishna Janmabhoomi and Kashi Vishwanath. It may open the doors to lasting amity between the two communities.


27 May 2022
From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi...


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13 May 2022
It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

Heatwave-driven mental health disorders and farmer suicides are steeply on the rise but authorities are yet to take concrete steps


13 May 2022
The Ides Of March: Heatwave Strikes

The Ides Of March: Heatwave Strikes

The warning signs are flashing for all to see. But no one is bothered. Not the people, nor the polity.


13 May 2022
Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

Forget escaping to Shimla or Manali in summers. The heatwave has hit Himachal Pradesh with extreme weather events and water scarcity


13 May 2022
Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

India has no policy for rehabilitating climate refugees even as the people living along coastal West Bengal and Odisha are exposed to greater vulnerability


13 May 2022
Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

Farmers are waking up to the threat of extreme heatwaves across India. Are our policymakers listening?


13 May 2022
Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

While the heatwave in Vidarbha has claimed 25 lives this year—the highest in seven years—the poor and homeless continue to suffer its ill-effects


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13 May 2022
Doom And Gloom: Climate Change Poses Growing Threats To India's Poor

Doom And Gloom: Climate Change Poses Growing Threats To India's Poor

The marginalised and poor communities are at a greater risk of deadly heatwaves, disastrous floods and devastating cyclones


13 May 2022
Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

A brutal heatwave that has exacerbated India’s power crisis is threatening to short-circuit New Delhi’s COP26 commitments


13 May 2022
Red Zone Diary: Surviving Hell In Vidarbha

Red Zone Diary: Surviving Hell In Vidarbha

An Adivasi woman writes about life in Maharashtra’s hottest area


13 May 2022
Dante’s Peak: Heatwave Horror In Photos

Dante’s Peak: Heatwave Horror In Photos

Outlook photographers tell the brutal story of heatwave through the sufferings of people


13 May 2022
Poetry: Letter From A Former Cook

Poetry: Letter From A Former Cook

Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca was an instructor of english, french and spanish before debuting as a poet in 1989


06 May 2022
Demolition Diary: 'If I Am Illiterate Today, It Is Fault Of The Government'

Demolition Diary: 'If I Am Illiterate Today, It Is Fault Of The Government'

A 15-year-old Mumbai slum-dweller describes life after his house was razed during a demolition drive


06 May 2022
Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani recounts those ‘nine days’ when he was arrested twice by Assam Police


06 May 2022
Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

The recent demolition drives in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh were ‘acts of malice’ by an insensitive administration


06 May 2022
Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

The issue is not of ‘land jihad’ or Hindus versus Muslims, but between the tribal community with no power and influence and the administration that...


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