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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Salik Ahmad

Salik Ahmad, Senior Correspondent, Outlook. Dabbles in everything. Feels best of stories lie in the crevices of human heart. Infinitely pleased by small things -- a well made cup of tea, a new word, a true photograph. Stickler for dry washroom floors. Read Full Bio >>

Articles by Salik Ahmad

How Kashmiri Pandits' Loss And Longing For 'Home' Find Expression In Their Literature

How Kashmiri Pandits' Loss And Longing For 'Home' Find Expression In Their Literature

Jul 23, 2020 Salik Ahmad

How modernity was changing old Kashmiri society was a major literary concern.

From Dacoits To Gangsters, How The Pathogen Of Crime Mutated In Uttar Pradesh

From Dacoits To Gangsters, How The Pathogen Of Crime Mutated In Uttar Pradesh

Jul 17, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The past four decades or so in between those days of dacoity -- a remnant of a pre-modern, feudal order --...

Blood Trails In Vikas History

Blood Trails In Vikas History

Jul 09, 2020 Salik Ahmad

UP gangster with ties to police and politicians kill eight cops

Not Just Cruel But Dangerous For Human Health: PETA On Nagaland Dog Meat Trade

Not Just Cruel But Dangerous For Human Health: PETA On Nagaland Dog Meat Trade

Jul 07, 2020 Salik Ahmad

PETA India's Kiran Ahuja says the Nagaland government’s move to ban dog meat will save countless canines...

Why Hotel Business In Rajasthan Not In The Pink Of Health

Why Hotel Business In Rajasthan Not In The Pink Of Health

Jul 04, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Rajasthan’s tourism industry will suffer a loss of approximately Rs 12,000-15,000 crore in the next...

‘Crores Of Rupees Couldn’t Have Bought The Fame’: TikTok Stars React To App Ban

‘Crores Of Rupees Couldn’t Have Bought The Fame’: TikTok Stars React To App Ban

Jul 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The ban on TikTok has left its top users with mixed feelings. Some of them say they will try other platforms...

1.4 Million Followers But Often Sleeps Hungry: What TikTok Means To This Labourer

1.4 Million Followers But Often Sleeps Hungry: What TikTok Means To This Labourer

Jun 30, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Uday Singh, a labourer, couldn’t sleep the whole night when he heard that the Indian government had banned...

When The Law Is Equal, How Do Cops Often Get Away With Their Crimes?

When The Law Is Equal, How Do Cops Often Get Away With Their Crimes?

Jun 27, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the US is still fresh in world consciousness. And yet...

Dear Editor, I Disagree With Your ‘Both-sides’ Journalism

Dear Editor, I Disagree With Your ‘Both-sides’ Journalism

Jun 17, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The both-sides trope recognises and dignifies hate as a ‘side’. It works as an equaliser, often between a...

The Trunk Call Is An SOS

The Trunk Call Is An SOS

Jun 12, 2020 Salik Ahmad

India No Country For Elephants, Either In The Wild Or In Captivity

India No Country For Elephants, Either In The Wild Or In Captivity

Jun 06, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The cruel killing of an elephant with crackers in Kerala shocked everyone. But hundreds of elephants meet a...

Of Two Bosom Friends When Death Beckoned On A Highway

Of Two Bosom Friends When Death Beckoned On A Highway

May 29, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Off-loaded from a truck on a dusty MP road, Mohammed Saiyub did everything to save his childhood friend Amrit...

Braving Death, Lakhs Of Migrants Return Home To A Tense Future. Will There Be Light After Darkness?

Braving Death, Lakhs Of Migrants Return Home To A Tense Future. Will There Be Light After Darkness?

May 29, 2020 Salik Ahmad

At least a 100 died on their desperate journey back home. India’s rural economy will be tested when...

Caught Between Hope And Despair, Bundelkhand Migrants Slip Into Dark Mode

Caught Between Hope And Despair, Bundelkhand Migrants Slip Into Dark Mode

May 29, 2020 Salik Ahmad

There’s little work at home, and the cities have let them down badly. Parvati, Santosh and Ramphal now have...

'In Great Distress, Stuck Without Food Or Water': Last Words Of Migrant Killed In Aurangabad Train Tragedy

'In Great Distress, Stuck Without Food Or Water': Last Words Of Migrant Killed In Aurangabad Train Tragedy

May 11, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Of the 16 migrant labourers who were run over by a train in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad, nine belonged to a...

'Betrayal By Elected Govts': Activist Aruna Roy On Suspension Of Labour Laws

'Betrayal By Elected Govts': Activist Aruna Roy On Suspension Of Labour Laws

May 09, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Social and political activist Aruna Roy says the relaxation of labour laws by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh...

‘To Understand These Brave People,’ Filmmaker Travels 1,200 Km With Seven Migrant Labourers

‘To Understand These Brave People,’ Filmmaker Travels 1,200 Km With Seven Migrant Labourers

May 06, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Vinod Kapri, an award winning film-maker, spoke to Outlook about the arduous journey of the migrants, the...

Students Bear The Brunt As AMU, Jamia Scurry To Send Them Home

Students Bear The Brunt As AMU, Jamia Scurry To Send Them Home

May 02, 2020 Salik Ahmad

From being quarantined at derelict facilities to being victimised by police for participation in anti-CAA...

Suspending Open Joy

Suspending Open Joy

May 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Life And Death In Time of Corona: 'It's Easier To Mourn When You Are With Your Loved Ones' -- A Daughter's Painful Tale Of Being Locked Out

Life And Death In Time of Corona: 'It's Easier To Mourn When You Are With Your Loved Ones' -- A Daughter's Painful Tale Of Being Locked Out

May 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Achira Dev was left stranded in Delhi when her 'best friend' and father died in Silchar