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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

A health worker disinfects Kanyakumari S.P office after a few office staff tested positive for the coronavirus, in Kanyakumari district.

PTI Photo

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperon Rakesh Tikait speaks during a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to mark one year of the farmers' agitation, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the 150 metric ton per day Milk Powder Plant and Automatic Robotic Storage and Retrieval System of Amulfed Dairy, in Gandhinagar.

PTI Photo

Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrive for the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Smriti Irani, Locket Chatterjee and Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt arrive to attend BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh