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Ekta Kumar

Laws Of Attraction

Jul 22, 2021 Ekta Kumar

Would it be more exciting to book a ticket to the moon, or are we were better off staring at the sky, and not knowing what lies beyond?

Is The Food On Our Plate, Our Friend Or Foe?

Jun 20, 2021 Ekta Kumar

The food we eat is nourishment for the body and the soul. We share an intimate relationship, one that we carry till the very end. It must not be tinged with fear, anxiety or fatigue.


Fighting Covid-19: We Are All On The Same Side

Since vaccine shortage and a sharp rise in infections continue to inflict suffering and death, is it time to rethink Intellectual property rights policy?

Loss And Grief

May 01, 2021 Ekta Kumar

The death of a loved one is usually marked by an elaborate set of rituals. It is how we cope, across cultures, and through the ages.


Valentine's Day: Love Is In The Air, But Still So Difficult To Find

If love could be defined, dictated, or curated by an algorithm or app, it would perhaps lose its magic. And meaning.

29 November, 2020

Actor Shaheer Sheikh, Ruchikaa Kapoor Get Married In Court

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The duo had a court marriage on Friday after reportedly dating for over two years.


17 September, 2020

Gay and Happy: Marriage Between Two People, Whoever They Might Be

Ekta Kumar

Recently the Centre told the Delhi High Court that ‘our laws, our legal system, our society and our values do not recognise marriage…between same-sex couples’. They are not alone. This sentiment is echoed by many others.


24 August, 2020

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Ekta Kumar

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of hate speech. It’s an issue that it has been grappling with for years, as so much can lie in between. But the world of social media keeps evolving, so should the rulebook.


30 July, 2020

#ChallengeAccepted Has The Potential To Unite Women, Encourage Solidarity And Feel Connected

Ekta Kumar

Social media can be used to create a sense of belonging among the participants. It is the first step towards mobilising a socially and geographically dispersed community – women.


05 June, 2020

Amid Differences, Covid-19 Reminds Us The Earth Is What We Have In Common

Ekta Kumar

It is up to us as individuals, corporations and governments to take ownership of the future. We must remember to recover and rebuild responsibly.


04 June, 2020

Outrage Over Elephant Death In Kerala Brings Us Some Hope That Humanity Is Not Lost

Ekta Kumar

The elephant death in Kerala is one instance of animal cruelty which is visually so powerful that it has sparked chain reactions, bringing awareness, causing discomfort, and raising questions about our actions.


06 May, 2020

Bois Locker Room A Reminder That Something Is Drastically Wrong With How We Raise Children

Ekta Kumar

It is easy to blame the boys. After all, they are old enough to understand the basic values of respect and consent. But that doesn’t really solve an age old problem of patriarchal mindset and sexist attitude, which continues to linger from one generation to the next.


23 March, 2020

Clapping Together Sends Out A Message: We Are Together In Battle Against Coronavirus

Ekta Kumar

Making noise will not solve problems. It is a momentary distraction from all the morbid forecasts. But distractions are needed.


12 March, 2020

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is Far More Dangerous

Ekta Kumar

The impact is not limited to our bodies. Stocks are tumbling across the world, oil prices have dropped sharply, the biggest plunge since the start of the 1991 Gulf war, flights are being suspended, travel bans are being issued, writes Ekta Kumar.


19 February, 2020

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal Mindsets

Ekta Kumar

With time as more and more women are integrated into the force, attitudes might change. When the same men go back to their villages, they might just begin to look at their wives, mothers and sisters differently.


04 December, 2019

Tweets Or Placards Not Enough To Stop Rapes; Patriarchal Mindset Must Change

Ekta Kumar

It is not enough to vent our feelings by tweeting, re-tweeting, drawing posters, lighting candles and standing in solidarity with the girl in Hyderabad.


02 December, 2019

Understanding Of Gender Is Evolving From Man-Woman Binary To Wider Spectrum

Ekta Kumar

A few years ago, we hardly talked about concepts like gender identity and expression. But that is changing.


14 November, 2019

Is Beauty Skin Deep? It's Time To Change Our Mindsets

Ekta Kumar

Our colour reflects our heritage, our family, genes and our lifestyle. It defines who we are. We need to accept our differences, especially in a country like India, that otherwise celebrates its diversity.


Photo Gallery

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media after the oath taking ceremony at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in New Delhi.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a public meeting in Mandi.

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An artist busy making an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities in Mumbai.

Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook

Idols of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities, Goregaon in Mumbai.

Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
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