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‘Normal’ is not a state of life in the Kashmir valley. It’s a shiny factoid woven into every movement, manufactured in a post-truth world.
How will the world end? With a whimper, as Eliot predicted? Or in a yawn, as Pope said it would.
In this anniversary and year-end issue combined, Outlook looks at a range of stories of hope, despair and redemption. We delve into this apocalyptic version of...
The internet has certainly liberated news. But it negates the training of a correspondent, the endless discussion in news meetings, the polishing of copy and...
Station Eleven might be the only pandemic-related TV show which portrays loss with such sincerity—a narrative of unspoken grief
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed India’s stark inequalities like never before
Over the past two years, Covid rendered spectator sports—that symbol of civilisational normality—into a battleground of perception
The pandemic taught the world to battle emptiness and also to seek the meaning of life and love in the people around them
The sufferings of migrant workers have become the most rivetingly tragic tale of our times
Dalits have been forced to handle the dead for centuries. The manner in which they are compelled to handle the bodies in modern, state-run hospitals, have gone...
If anything will save us, it will be empathy and love in our darkest days
Our planet remains inexhaustible, as inexhaustible as our capacity for instruction and exploration.
It’s not just planetary crisis but the destruction of the individual too
There is going to be no 'pralay' as we have imagined in our conceptions of the apocalypse as a single mythic event.