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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

Will Bijli And Pani Power Kejriwal Back To Delhi Durbar?

Will Bijli And Pani Power Kejriwal Back To Delhi Durbar?

Dec 05, 2019 Preetha Nair

Ground Check: AAP has reinvented government schools and made healthcare accessible. What is the common man...

While Delhi Bleeds, AAP Spends On Ads: Manoj Tiwari

While Delhi Bleeds, AAP Spends On Ads: Manoj Tiwari

Dec 05, 2019 Salik Ahmad INTERVIEWS Manoj Tiwari

AAP government fills newspapers with ads. It spent Rs 311 crore on advertisements in only four years, Sheila...

Why Are Students Angry? Is Conflict Over Public-Funded Higher Education Only Reason?

Why Are Students Angry? Is Conflict Over Public-Funded Higher Education Only Reason?

Nov 28, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Fee hike during times of privatisation coupled with debates over ideology, caste-exclusionary elitism and...

24 Hours In Life Of Namgay Rincha: Meditation And Hymns, In Buddha He Trusts

24 Hours In Life Of Namgay Rincha: Meditation And Hymns, In Buddha He Trusts

Nov 21, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Namgay Rincha is a 47-year-old monk from Bhutan. He is following Buddha's path and spends three months in...

24 Hours In Life Of Manish Sisodia: Always Mobile, Aam Issues Drive Him

24 Hours In Life Of Manish Sisodia: Always Mobile, Aam Issues Drive Him

Nov 21, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Manish Sisodia, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister is a natural thinker. His decision to turn a political activist...

24 Hours In Life Of Ravish Kumar: Handling Threats And Hugs With Elan, Bob Dylan Is The Music Of His Life

24 Hours In Life Of Ravish Kumar: Handling Threats And Hugs With Elan, Bob Dylan Is The Music Of His Life

Nov 20, 2019 Salik Ahmad

For NDTV veteran Ravish Kumar, it's important to keep an ear to the ground. The TV screen has made him a...

In Battle For Delhi, Why Purvanchalis Are AAP Government's Blue-Eyed Boys

In Battle For Delhi, Why Purvanchalis Are AAP Government's Blue-Eyed Boys

Nov 13, 2019 Salik Ahmad

People from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have become a big factor in local politics of Delhi. The...

Nobody Helped Me; No Govt, No Administration: Justice Liberhan On Babri Masjid Demolition Probe

Nobody Helped Me; No Govt, No Administration: Justice Liberhan On Babri Masjid Demolition Probe

Nov 10, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Eighty-one-year old Justice MS Liberhan (retd) speaks to Outlook on aspects of the Ayodhya dispute in...

Thirty Two Years After Roop Kanwar's Death, Blind Faith Still Overshadows Reason

Thirty Two Years After Roop Kanwar's Death, Blind Faith Still Overshadows Reason

Oct 10, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Roop Kanwar, a teen widow who committed sati by burning herself on the pyre of her husband, has attained...

“Only The Poor Will Suffer, Not The Rich”

“Only The Poor Will Suffer, Not The Rich”

Sep 19, 2019 Salik Ahmad

The government implemented Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 2019, which provides for heavy penalties for traffic rule...

A Year On, State Govts Drag Feet On SC's Guidelines To Combat Lynchings, Vigilantism

A Year On, State Govts Drag Feet On SC's Guidelines To Combat Lynchings, Vigilantism

Sep 04, 2019 Salik Ahmad

In spite of the Supreme Court calling lynching an 'epidemic', its guidelines have been hardly implemented by...

Abrogation Of Article 370 In Jammu & Kashmir: Five Big Questions Confronting The Narendra Modi Government

Abrogation Of Article 370 In Jammu & Kashmir: Five Big Questions Confronting The Narendra Modi Government

Aug 08, 2019 Siddhartha Mishra

Soli Sorabjee, Subhash Kashyap,Faizan Mustafa,Colin Gonsalves and Shadan Farasat tell Outlook whether the...

Abrogation Of Article 370 Would Require Examination By Supreme Court, Says VC Of NALSAR University

Abrogation Of Article 370 Would Require Examination By Supreme Court, Says VC Of NALSAR University

Aug 07, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Dr Faizan Mustafa, the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, explains the legal intricacies...

A Rape, Many Bodybags: Unnao Case Underscores Clout Powerful People Wield, And Damage They Can Do

A Rape, Many Bodybags: Unnao Case Underscores Clout Powerful People Wield, And Damage They Can Do

Aug 01, 2019 Salik Ahmad

After the Unnao girl alleged rape by the expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, her father died in police custody,...

Rice In Deep Water! Why Green Revolution Is Facing Watery Death In Haryana

Rice In Deep Water! Why Green Revolution Is Facing Watery Death In Haryana

Jul 25, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Rapidly dwindling water table is putting Haryana farmers in a dilemma. The government is discouraging...

When Blood Thirsty Ranvir Sena Went On A Rampage And Even Paid For It

When Blood Thirsty Ranvir Sena Went On A Rampage And Even Paid For It

Jul 18, 2019 Salik Ahmad

In Bihar, caste violence erupted like a plague in the late 1990s. There was the armed Ranvir Sena, composed...

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Sher Singh Rana, The Bhiwani Robinhood Who Killed Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Sher Singh Rana, The Bhiwani Robinhood Who Killed Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi

Jul 17, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi’s killer Sher Singh Rana says he wants to be remembered as somebody who got jobs...

The Man Who Killed Phoolan Devi, Borehole 'Prince', A Miracle Cop And This Man ‘Murdered’ For Love... 12 Forgotten Newsmakers

The Man Who Killed Phoolan Devi, Borehole 'Prince', A Miracle Cop And This Man ‘Murdered’ For Love... 12 Forgotten Newsmakers

Jul 17, 2019 Salik Ahmad

Decades ago, they shook India. They made headlines for days. But time and tide wait for none. Outlook...

Forgotten Newsmakers | Joginder Sharma, The Haryana Cop Who Won Dhoni A World Cup

Forgotten Newsmakers | Joginder Sharma, The Haryana Cop Who Won Dhoni A World Cup

Jul 17, 2019 Salik Ahmad

For former cricketer Joginder Sharma, switching over from cricketing to policing has been a veritable leap...

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Charged For Murder Of A Scribe, Top Cop RK Sharma Is Home Alone

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Charged For Murder Of A Scribe, Top Cop RK Sharma Is Home Alone

Jul 17, 2019 Salik Ahmad

A batchmate of former IPS officer RK Sharma says he turned into a recluse after the murder of journalist...