Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021


Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

03 October, 2020 PTI

The "thoughtful and revealing" memoir will take readers through Priyanka's childhood in India, her teenage years in the US, to her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants.

Inside The Tablighi Jamaat: A Book Review

Inside The Tablighi Jamaat: A Book Review

29 September, 2020 Rizwan Qaiser

As Tablighis came under the scanner of the government post lockdown in India for allegedly ' spreading the coronavirus intentionally', journalist and noted author, Ziya Us Salam pens down a topical book on the history and evolution of this Jamaat. The book is being published by Harper Collins India.

Sahitya Akademi-Winning Book Of Arupa Kalita's Is Now Available In English

Written in a variety of styles, from gritty social realism, folklore to magical realism, the stories in 'The Loneliness of Hira Barua' have been translated into English by Ranjita Biswas.

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

25 September, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The shortlisted works reflect a wide diversity of Indian writing, in terms of theme and language. Five novels have been shortlisted.

A Week In The Life Of Svitlana: A Peep Into A Contemporary Russia

The breezy narration makes the novella good to be lapped up without feeling the burden of the underlying issues in a very contemporary Russia.

08 September, 2020

Ahalya's Alternative Feminism: ‘Pleasure’ As A Slice Of Feminism

Dr. Nandini Sahu

I assess the fairplay of alternative-feminism in the subdued discourse of Koral Dasgupta in Ahalya when she talks with clarity, precision and balance about ‘pleasure’ as a slice of feminism, writes Nandini Sahu.

28 July, 2020

Indian-origin Avni Doshi Among 13 Authors On 2020 Booker Prize Longlist


Doshi, born in the US and now living in Dubai, released her book in India last year as 'Girl in White Cotton' and it gets a UK release this Thursday as 'Burnt Sugar'.

30 May, 2020

Book Excerpt: Letters to Mother | Narendra Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

“Letters to Mother”, translated from Gujarati by renowned film critic Bhawana Somaaya, will be released as ebook and hardback by Harper Collins India. These letters have been taken from Modi’s diary, dating back to 1986.

19 May, 2020

Book Excerpts: The Orissa Tragedy -- A Cyclone’s Year Of Calamity

Ruben Banerjee

Ruben Banerjee, editor-in-chief, Outlook, lived through the 1999 Super Cyclone as a reporter based in Bhubaneswar. He extensively covered the disaster and later authored a book on it, The Orissa Tragedy – A Cyclone’s Year of Calamity.

01 May, 2020

Book Excerpt -- Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star

Aseem Chhabra

Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star, authored by Assem Chhabra, released in January 2020. The book looks at the life and work of the actor that begins in a small household in Rajasthan and culminates in his face gazing down from billboards in Hollywood.

01 November, 2019

Meet Shortlisted Nominees Of The JCB Prize For Literature In This Engaging Video Series

Damini Babbar

The #JCBPrizeTea series presents the shortlisted authors in conversation about books, writing process, and the current state of affairs over a cup of tea.


15 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo Jointly Awarded Booker Prize As Jury Breaks Rules


Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize.

14 October, 2019

Book Excerpt | Good Economics For Hard Times: Better Answers To Our Biggest Problems

Abhijit Banerjee

'Ideas are powerful. Ideas drive change. Good economics alone cannot save us. But without it, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.'

10 October, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk Wins 2018 Literature Nobel, Peter Handke Wins 2019 Award

Outlook Web Bureau

The Nobel Prize for Literature was postponed last year after a sexual harassment scandal left the institution paralysed.

27 September, 2019

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Shajahan Madampat

‘The Tale of the Boy Who Never Laughed’ is a parable that tells the reader that it is important for Arabs and Muslims to learn to approach life and world more intellectually than sentimentally.

03 September, 2019

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichote' Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

Quichotte is the 14th novel from prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.

22 July, 2019

Centre’s Unresponsive Stance On Dec 16 Gangrape Shifted Focus On Delhi Govt: Sheila Dikshit In Autobiography

Outlook Web Bureau

An excerpt from ‘Citizen Delhi’, the autobiography of three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Dikshit, who was a senior Congress leader, passed away in Delhi on July 20 at the age of 81.


11 July, 2019


Anna Sujatha Mathai

Some poets use language to reveal. Others use language to conceal. Arundhathi Subramaniam seems to do more of the latter.


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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?


A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World


Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu