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Ruben Banerjee

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Mr. Ruben Banerjee is the editor-in-chief of Outlook. He was earlier the National Affairs Editor of Hindustan Times. A journalist with more than three decades of experience, he has previously worked with Al Jazeera, India Today and Indian Express. An... Read Full Bio >>

Articles by Ruben Banerjee

Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Aug 12, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Here’s looking back at our surreal contrasts—the broken bridge between our dollar millionaires and poor...

Sex, Sleaze And Pori Moni: Rhea Chakraborty-Type Media Trial Rocks Bangladesh

Sex, Sleaze And Pori Moni: Rhea Chakraborty-Type Media Trial Rocks Bangladesh

Aug 10, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

The Bangladeshi media, as in India, has unfortunately taken the role of accuser, jury, and judge – all...

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Aug 02, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Since 2018 when Odisha hosted the hockey World Cup, the state has taken the role of being the sport's...

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Jul 26, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

For all its grandstanding and attempt to occupy a high moral ground, the US as we all know is not exactly a...

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Jul 21, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

No matter what the govt says, the oxygen crisis claimed lives. Denying it means we have not learnt lessons.

Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

Jul 21, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

No party is a saint when it comes to the abuse of anti-terror laws: ‘prison without bail’ is a clause...

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Jul 20, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

Prashant Kishor: How Much Is Hype And How Much Is Substance?

Prashant Kishor: How Much Is Hype And How Much Is Substance?

Jul 15, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

The commonest but unproven theory doing the rounds is that Prashant Kishor is out to cement a Federal Front...

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Jul 12, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

The responses to an editorial I wrote earlier highlighted how divided the country has become, and possibly...

Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Jul 07, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Ministers certainly can make or break businesses, but I doubt whether they can change our otherwise mundane...

Hang Your Head In Shame, India; We Failed Stan Swamy

Hang Your Head In Shame, India; We Failed Stan Swamy

Jul 07, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Arresting an old, ailing man like Stan Swamy was in itself controversial. The State requires serious...

Who Killed Stan Swamy?

Who Killed Stan Swamy?

Jul 05, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Any post-mortem of how state and courts failed Swamy will be a case of too little, too late.

How Can Opposition Close Ranks Against Modi? By Stitching State-By-State ‘Mahagathbandhans’

How Can Opposition Close Ranks Against Modi? By Stitching State-By-State ‘Mahagathbandhans’

Jul 03, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

The Tamil Nadu model where bigger national parties like Congress and BJP play second fiddle to the DMK or...

Don’t Foul Our Oxygen

Don’t Foul Our Oxygen

Jun 30, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

We make news out of victims. But can they be orphaned a second time by a news ecosystem that feeds off their...

Consultation Better Than Coercion: Kashmir Talks In Delhi Welcome

Consultation Better Than Coercion: Kashmir Talks In Delhi Welcome

Jun 22, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

If changed strategy marks the beginning of a course correction, that’s not a bad start after all

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

Jun 13, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Rhea Chakraborty became the victim of a media trial soon after Sushant’s death last year. The lack of...

Twitter Refused Me The Blue Tick, But I Am Trending Now!

Twitter Refused Me The Blue Tick, But I Am Trending Now!

Jun 10, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Twitter occupies a public space and owes us some transparency, writes Outlook Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs

Jun 10, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

Has China vacated its aggression? Have they, deceptively, usurped land? Has India ceded ground? A certain...

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

Jun 03, 2021 Ruben Banerjee ,  Giridhar Jha INTERVIEWS Yogi Adityanath

'It is true that the Covid second wave has been quite severe and it overwhelmed the system for a while. Yet,...

Misuse Of Sedition Law: Prosecute Officials Responsible; Accountability A Must

Misuse Of Sedition Law: Prosecute Officials Responsible; Accountability A Must

Jun 02, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

For the last few years, Wangkhem has been in and out of jails, labeled as someone very dangerous for the...