PHOTO FEATURE
Our Own Chitrakatha
On our 23rd anniversary, we decided to showcase some of our best pictures since 1995. Choosing the better among the best was not easy. So after looking at archives full of brilliant pictures, we shortlisted 23 photos for you.
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Did we travel back in time and snap a picture of an ­iron-age horde ­tearing towards their trembling foes across the froth? Almost. These were Naga sadhus ­charging the Sangamat Mahakumbh in Allahabad in 2001.
    Photograph by Prashant Panjiar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Kitted out in a manner more in accordance with contemporary ­fashions, Kashmiri militants greeted readers with an ­ent­husiastic, if haza­rdous, salute from the pages of Outlook’s first issue in October 1995.
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Vroom vroom, ­coming in for a hug. Arundhati Roy ­celebrated her 1997 Booker Prize win with a mildly ­enthusiastic Pradip Krishen in London.
    Photograph by Gauri Gill
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Have you heard the good news? Tribal converts from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district in 1999
    Photograph by Prashant Panjiar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    And here’s one to watch: a ­beanie-topped Yogi Adityanath with his guru in Gorakhpur, 1998.
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Religion on the one side, disaster on the other: a boy’s eyes gaze sharply upward as he lies trapped under debris during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake
    Photograph by Prashant Panjiar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    The clocks stopped as survivors took in scenes of ­overwhelming deva­station in the aftermath of Odisha’s 1999 ‘super cyclone’.
    Photograph by Swapan Nayak
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Amitabh Bachchan savours a brew at his Mumbai home as Jaya hovers past, 1998
    Photograph by Atul Loke
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Smile harder! Model-turned-Odissi exponent Protima Bedi in pedagogical attitude with students at Nrityagram in the year of her death, 1997
    Photograph by C.R. Venkatesh
  • Oct 31, 2018

    A humble conveyance suffices for a smiling shehnai maestro: Ustad Bismillah Khan in the streets of Varanasi, 1999
    Photograph by Gauri Gill
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Sachin Tendulkar takes a poolside break from the pressures of captaincy in Mark Mascarenhas’s Connecticut home, 1999
    Photograph by Prashant Panjiar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    A spot of R&R: farmers in a Rajasthan village engage in some intense video watching in 2014
    Photograph by Sanjay Rawat
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Don’t succumb: an AIDS patient at a ­rehabilitation centre in Tamil Nadu, 1996
    Photograph by T. Narayan
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Another armed salute from ­members of the Ranvir Sena in Bihar, 1997
    Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Starting the ­energy cycle: a bem­used-looking miner in the coal fields of Dhanbad, 1999
    Photograph by Prashant Panjiar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Are they watching ­something like this? Bar dancers in Mumbai, 2005
    Photograph by Abhijit Bhatlekar
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Opposed masks: a Muslim riot ­victim at a ­relief camp in Shahpur, Muzaffarnagar in 2013
    Photograph by Narendra Bisht
  • Our leaders
    Oct 31, 2018

    Our leaders

    The heavens (perhaps not) shower Narendra Modi with petals at the BJP headquarters after his election victory in 2014
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Arvind Kejriwal hangs behind Arvind Kejriwal as he waves to the crowds at an AAP election rally in Delhi, 2015
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Oct 31, 2018

    And sometimes, ­protocol must be broken: then President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visits the ailing Khushwant Singh at his ­residence, 2007.
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Oct 31, 2018

    Equestrian monarch: UP’s famed don, Raja Bhaiya, on horseback at his estate in 1997
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Oct 31, 2018

    But here’s an animal that really is just like ­family: a goat watches TV with the rest of his household in an East Delhi slum, 1997
    Photograph by Jitender Gupta
  • Nov 01, 2018

    Mother Teresa’s body lies at the Calcutta ­headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta
    Photograph by Sanjoy Ghosh
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