Almost 24 years ago, two Indian naval officers were quietly sent off to the United States to attend a training course that few really knew much about. Since then it has been a tragedy of monumental neglect...
Time our security establishment learnt from the systemic changes and reform that has been attempted by the US in the two decades between the disaster in Iran, the 9/11 attack and the subsequent war against terror in Afghanistan
The humiliation of 1962, the Rubaiya Sayeed hostage crisis, the Al Faran kidnapping of foreign tourists, IC 814... or even the recent abduction of the district collector of Malkangiri in Orissa and a junior engineer by Maoists...
Outlook Assistant Editor Saikat Dutta has won the Best RTI Journalist Award, chosen by a jury that included Narayana Murthy, Justice JS Verma, Madhu Trehan, JM Lyngdoh and Sanjay Gupta
Fresh tapes of intercepted conversations of the lobbyist Niira Radia underline the key role she assigned to the media as an intermediary in achieving her business and political goals.
Outlook magazine has unearthed 800 new tapped conversations involving the lobbyist Niira Radia in the 2G spectrum scam.
What if I am a journalist covering the ministry of defence? What if an arms dealer (or lobbyist) becomes one of my “legitimate sources” for news?
"Bomb Islamabad!" That's what a representative of the Samajwadi Party suggested at one of the UPA meetings. But are there serious options that one could look at as a credible response to these terror attacks?
By mid-September, Indian agencies knew that the attack would come from the sea, by mid-November, they knew that the Taj hotel would be targeted... And yet... and yet... A blow by blow account of how the plan to attack Mumbai by sea was hatched and ex
They came out from the sea, while the Indian security agencies remained very much there. If anyone needed a lesson on how to conduct special operations from the sea, they could take a leaf out of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai
Every road has a story to tell, waiting to be heard by the traveller. The road to Azamgarh from Varanasi, just touching Munshi Premchand's village 'Lamhi,' has a story that is crying to be heard in our tryst with terror.
In a democracy there is a legitimate right to protest, but as former soldiers don this new avatar demanding more pay, it is time to question whether it is befitting for them to be taking recourse to such measures.
Forget good police procedure, here a man was assumed to be guilty even before any proper interrogation, and plain conjecture and speculation was aired to the media with magisterial authority...
Contrast the public discourse on two issues that grabbed the headlines recently -- the row over the MI 5 investigation into the 'fertiliser plot' and the fake encounter case involving three top officers of the Gujarat and Rajasthan police.
Why doesn't India emulate Israel? This was the chorus on July 13 when the Israeli cabinet decided to go to war in Lebanon, and India was still recovering from 7/11. As the cease-fire came into effect, a re-look at the options and ground realities.
What is more de-moralising? The fact that there is an institutional mind-set to brush all problems under the carpet and refuse to acknowledge what everyone knows to be the real problem? Or a "fictional" film, inspired by every day news headlin
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outside her bungalow at Chharabra near Shimla.PTI Photo
Congress President Soniya Gandhi enjoys the pleasant weather outside the bungalow at Chharabra in Shimla.PTI Photo
Waterlogged railway tracks due to heavy rain, near Tikiapara Railway Station in Howrah district.PTI Photo
Students attend a class at a school that reopened after ease in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, in Sangli.PTI Photo
Hindu devotees perform rituals for their ancestors on the first day of 'Pitru Paksha' at Sangam in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates
We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.