Looking for solitude while playing fastest finger first in a world of social media rules
If anything will save us, it will be empathy and love in our darkest days
Station Eleven might be the only pandemic-related TV show which portrays loss with such sincerity—a narrative of unspoken grief
How zombie films, or almost-zombie films, have dealt with apocalypse, social crisis and personal desolation
You remain hopeful some judge will see through the absurdity of the charges. You also caution yourself about the perils of nurturing such hopes, writes Umar Khalid after spending 15 months in Tihar jail as an undertrial.
Critically dependant on remittances from the Gulf, Kerala’s economy is staring at an abyss after lakhs returned home following Covid lockdowns
‘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.
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...
There is going to be no 'pralay' as we have imagined in our conceptions of the apocalypse as a single mythic event.
Over the past two years, Covid rendered spectator sports—that symbol of civilisational normality—into a battleground of perception
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed India’s stark inequalities like never before
The pandemic taught the world to battle emptiness and also to seek the meaning of life and love in the people around them
A personal account of torture by security forces led to a play depicting the horrors of a draconian law
Snapshots of Patna seen through photographs—people, places and poetry
My apocalypse came in images—an abandoned horse, a body wrapped in plastic and the story of a professor who was making a curriculum of darkness
How will the world end? With a whimper, as Eliot predicted? Or in a yawn, as Pope said it would.
According to the oral tradition of the Ao Nagas, there were some special men and women who were endowed with powers to read the future. They were called...
Poetry by Rohith, a doctor and poet from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Artistes are a fragile species who need constant reaffirmation and cultural validation
Our planet remains inexhaustible, as inexhaustible as our capacity for instruction and exploration.
‘Non-human’ entities rule our world. And we are mere puppets in the Great Game.
A story written for 'Outlook'. Translated from the original in Tamil by Kavitha Muralidharan.
It’s not just planetary crisis but the destruction of the individual too
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...