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Satish Padmanabhan

How I Will Miss The Merry Kanwariyas On Delhi’s Streets

Jul 23, 2021 Satish Padmanabhan

What a spectacle it used to be, those big men, or even mousy men swaggering to be hunks, their saffron robes flowing about them, their unkempt hair tied with Om-printed bandanas, with chillums in their palms, with a vow that they would bathe only in the Ganges.

Definitive Guide On How to Muzzle Fanatic Followers Of The Game

Jul 13, 2021 Satish Padmanabhan

Here’s a toolkit to restore Britain’s place in the world as a melting pot of multiculturism


If There’s Evidence Of TRP Manipulations, I&B Ministry Can Cancel Channel's Licence: Manish Tewari

Former I&B minister Manish Tewari talks about how TRP numbers have always been suspect in India, if fraud or cheating is established, the top CEOs and anchors of TV channels can be arrested, and much more.

'Can't Be Aatmanirbhar By Being Hostage To Import Procurements': Lt Gen Subrata Saha On Ban On 101 Defence Items

Aug 09, 2020 Satish Padmanabhan

Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Retd) tells Outlook that the Defence Ministry's decision to ban the import of 101 items will give a boost to the private sector.


De-escalation Doesn’t Really Work In Our Interest In Long Run: Historian And Author Srinath Raghavan On LAC Standoff

Historian and war books author Srinath Raghavan says if there is any lesson to be learnt from 1962, it is never to assume that war is not an option.

30 June, 2020

TikTok Has Been Spying In India And Sending Data To China: Chingari Co-founder Sumit Ghosh

Satish Padmanabhan

Soon after Chinese video app TikTok was banned in India, a similar homegrown app Chingari saw a sudden rush of users, with 1 lakh downloads in just one hour. Outlook speaks to the co-founder of Chingari, Sumit Ghosh, about his plans.


26 June, 2020

It's Lovely That A Billion Dollar Whitening Industry Suddenly Wants To Be Fair: Nandita Das

Satish Padmanabhan

Nandita Das says HUL's move to rename its 'fairness cream' is a step in the right direction, but the fact that there's a market for such products reflects people's obsession with fair skin.


19 May, 2020

‘I Worry When I Hear Slogans Like Self-reliance’: Shashi Tharoor

Outlook Web Bureau

"I worry when I hear slogans like self-reliance because these were the very mantras which had subtracted India from the world economy,” says Shashi Tharoor.


18 December, 2019

'Where The Hell Is Seelampur?'

Satish Padmanabhan

'I think it’s the slum you see from the Akshardham flyover.'


06 May, 2019

Lok Sabha Elections: In Uttar Pradesh, Stray Cattle Keep Farmers Awake And Parties Quiet

Satish Padmanabhan

Some villages have gaushalas built, but in most cases, like here in Roshanchak near Barabanki, it's just a bamboo-barricaded field with a little asbestos shed.


04 May, 2019

Kolkata Dispatch: How Mamata Banerjee Gets Crowds Rousing With Anti-Modi Rhetoric

Satish Padmanabhan

Witnessing Modi-bashing at Mamata Banerjee's blistering rallies: a glimpse into West Bengal polls before cyclone Fani interrupted campaigning.


02 May, 2019

Narendra Modi Won't Become PM Again, Says Mamata Banerjee

Satish Padmanabhan

"Those who talk about horsetrading should be shown the door," she said.


20 March, 2018

"Creating Music, Art Very Difficult In The World Today"

Satish Padmanabhan

"Music has a way of sliding in between the cracks," American drummer-vocalist Jamison Ross talks about how jazz is changing in this hyper-sensualised environment in music...


24 February, 2018

Neelabh Mishra Got The Best Out Of His Reporters, At Outlook, We Considered Him Family

Satish Padmanabhan

His colleagues at Outlook Hindi never considered him as boss but almost family. He got the best out of his reporters, and for a small bunch of reporters, the magazine always punched above its weight.


31 January, 2018

Fake News Is Not New, What's New Is The Ability To Spread It So Quickly Through Internet, Says Spotlight Journalist Michael Rezendes

Satish Padmanabhan

Michael Rezendes was part of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team which broke the story of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Boston and New York


28 January, 2018

Joseph Conrad Could See The Future, Says Historian And Writer Maya Jasanoff

Satish Padmanabhan

"What I have put in this book though is an analogy with 1900 which really is a sort of a neglected moment in our thinking right now. But it was in that moment that we can document step changes in the scale and range of today what we would call globalisation."


27 January, 2018

JLF: Rupi Kaur Says Her Poems Are To Read Aloud, Urges Fans To Perform Even If They Are Alone

Satish Padmanabhan

At the Jaipur Literature Festival, her poetry reading session at the Front Lawn is packed with her fans, mostly young but some parents too.


27 January, 2018

This South Korean-American Journalist Went Undercover In North Korea As A Teacher And Lived To Tell The Tale

Satish Padmanabhan

Students she taught were in the inquisitive age of 19 to 20 years but none of them dared ask any questions about the outside world


Photo Gallery

BJP members pay tribute to 63 feet tall statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on his 105th birth anniversary in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

In this file image, Kamla Bhasin (R), feminist and a social activist launching a book Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile during a workshop in Dharamsala, India. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being...

Photo by Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

In this file image, Author Kamla Bhasin, Former Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar and Amodkanth with Vinita Bakshi during seminar on 'Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women in the Subcontinent' in New Delhi. Bhasin passed away at...

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In this file image, MP Shashi Tharoor felicitated womens rights activist Kamla Bhasin during the Laadli awards in Mumbai. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with cancer.

PTI Photo

In this file image, Kamla Bhasin (R), feminist and a social activist launching a book Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile during a workshop in Dharamsala. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being...

Photo by Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu