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World AIDS Vaccine Day 2022: Scientists Still On A Quest To Find A Panacea For HIV

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2022: Scientists Still On A Quest To Find A Panacea For HIV

Since the year of 1998, May 18 has been observed globally as World AIDS Vaccination Day. The origin of the day is rooted in a commencement speech delivered by the erstwhile US President Bill Clinton back in I997.

18 May 2022
Land of the White Cloud: Exploring New Zealand's Maori Heritage

Land of the White Cloud: Exploring New Zealand's Maori Heritage

Maori heritage of New Zealand reflects in the Kiwi culture, ancient forest rituals and even the afterlife

07 May 2022

Finding Beauty And Meaning In India’s Lost Cities

Over time, we tend to forget the things we should value the most. That’s why the ruins of ancient Indian cities should be treasured before they are all lost...

Where Stones Echo: The Sounds of Mandu

Where Stones Echo: The Sounds of Mandu

Mandu's monuments and ruins reveal a centuries-long syncretic aspect to its architecture

10 May 2022

Mandu Embraces Modernity With Its Marquee Cultural Festival

A trip to Mandu during the Mandu Festival 2022 revealed the best of worlds both old and new

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25 April 2022
In The Land Of Forts And Temples: Rediscovering Chanderi

In The Land Of Forts And Temples: Rediscovering Chanderi

The author discovers the hidden gems of Chanderi on an impromptu trip to Madhya Pradesh


24 April 2022
From Outlook Archive: Before Faiz, Syllabus Saw Removal Of Draupadi, Had Gender And Caste Issues Missing

From Outlook Archive: Before Faiz, Syllabus Saw Removal Of Draupadi, Had Gender And Caste Issues Missing

The Outlook’s October 11, 2021 issue covered the syllabus revision. Here are some stories from the issues. Click on headlines to read.


20 April 2022
India is The Viswa Guru

India is The Viswa Guru

Over 2000 years before Xuanzang set foot in India, we had shown the world our academic brilliance through Sushrutha, Kanada, Aryabhatta, Chankaya, Adi Shankara...


16 April 2022
Medieval Tyrants And Politicised Interpretations

Medieval Tyrants And Politicised Interpretations

Interview of Dean Accardi, Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College, with specialisation in Kashmir’s medieval history, on Shamsuddin Araqi and...


31 March 2022
Interpreter of History: Harbhej Sidhu

Interpreter of History: Harbhej Sidhu

Meet the 31-year-old history buff who highlights little-known historical facts, oral story-telling traditions and architecture of several states


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30 March 2022
Astrology As A Historical And Cultural Phenomenon

Astrology As A Historical And Cultural Phenomenon

Astrology has come a long way from its beginnings alongside astronomy to weekly forecasts in newspaper columns. Astrology has been regarded with either...


15 March 2022
Drive Through this Indus Valley Trail in Gujarat this Season

Drive Through this Indus Valley Trail in Gujarat this Season

If you’re a lover of history then this driving trail through Gujarat is an ideal escape 


12 March 2022
Sands of Time - Part 22: The Kapoor Actors You Hadn’t Heard Of

Sands of Time - Part 22: The Kapoor Actors You Hadn’t Heard Of

Right from Prithviraj Kapoor to Aadar Jain, the Kapoor bloodline has been in films for an unbroken span of 93 years. It was from Peshawar that Prithviraj set...


10 March 2022
Hues of Culture: The Riches of Tamil Nadu

Hues of Culture: The Riches of Tamil Nadu

From architectural marvels in the form of its temples to the fascinating culinary spread, Tamil Nadu is a land of infinite cultural richness


09 March 2022
Chronicles of Buddhism: Highlights of Gujarat's Buddhist Circuit

Chronicles of Buddhism: Highlights of Gujarat's Buddhist Circuit

Despite its significance to Jains and Hindus, continuing archaeological discoveries have revealed the sheer extent of the spread of Buddhism in Gujarat


05 March 2022
'A Saint, A Folk Tale and Other Stories': Beyond The Popular Monuments of India

'A Saint, A Folk Tale and Other Stories': Beyond The Popular Monuments of India

Historian Rana Safvi talks about her passion for finding out the lesser known monuments of India and chronicling their stories


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05 March 2022
Love Versus Terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s Fictional Letter To Nathuram Godse

Love Versus Terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s Fictional Letter To Nathuram Godse

‘You think ill of me but I would think well of you and your family and friends and you would ultimately realise that in this tug of war between terror and...


28 February 2022
Anatomy of Baranassrey, As Told by Major James Rennell

Anatomy of Baranassrey, As Told by Major James Rennell

Abul Fazal, the grand vizier of the Mughal emperor Akbar, termed Banaras as Baranassrey. Major James Rennell (1742-1830), a pioneer of oceanography, was the...


21 February 2022
BJP, RSS Come To Manipur With A Sense Of Superiority: Rahul Gandhi

BJP, RSS Come To Manipur With A Sense Of Superiority: Rahul Gandhi

Manipur Assembly Election 2022: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that Union Home Minster Amit Shah had invited some leaders from Manipur to his residence...


13 February 2022
India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

New Delhi was born on December 12, 1911, during a grand ceremonial 'Durbar' here when British monarch King George V had announced the shifting of the capital...


06 February 2022
Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Public art in India, especially of statues, focuses inordinately on political figures, and almost completely ignores figures from the arts and culture


22 January 2022
Pakistan: Ayesha Malik Becomes First Woman Judge Of Supreme Court

Pakistan: Ayesha Malik Becomes First Woman Judge Of Supreme Court

Pakistan: The historic development came just two days after the bipartisan Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Superior Judiciary approved the...


11 January 2022
Love, Permanence And The Taj Mahal

Love, Permanence And The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the City Palace - why do old monuments draw lovers? What sanctity of timelessness does history lend that reassures a couple of...


07 January 2022
WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service...


28 December 2021
Efforts On To Erase ‘Ganga Jamuni’ Culture Of India: Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Efforts On To Erase ‘Ganga Jamuni’ Culture Of India: Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said: ‘divisive ideologies anchored in hate and prejudice and which had no role whatsoever to play in our freedom movement...


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