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A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

21 October, 2021 Giridhar Jha

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

21 October, 2021 Beth Watkins

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has grown beyond the confines of Bollywood and India to find fame and fans worldwide, writes Beth Watkins.

The Third Colour: Shah Rukh Khan Is A Symbol Worth Rooting For

When we say we’re standing in solidarity with someone, we’re really standing up for our own ideals, values, peace and truth. Comic/poet Varun Grover’s column

A Message Not Delivered, A Matisse Painting Never Gifted: A Co-Star’s Tribute To Shah Rukh

A Message Not Delivered, A Matisse Painting Never Gifted: A Co-Star’s Tribute To Shah Rukh

21 October, 2021 Sayani Gupta

Sayani Gupta, a star-struck teenager who acted with SRK, reveals what endears the superstar to his millions of fans across the globe.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

21 October, 2021

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

Chinki Sinha

Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana’s 2004 portrait of SRK, made of thousands of photos, was chosen as the Outlook cover for its layered meaning.

21 October, 2021

Global Desi: Raj Or Rahul, SRK Is Equally At Home In New York Or Patiala

Rachel Dwyer

Marking the transition between old and new India, SRK’s characters and his stardom represent Bollywood as simultaneously Indian and global.

21 October, 2021

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

NCB’s methods are under the scanner as experts punch holes in ‘panchnama’, arrest memo.

21 October, 2021

Drugs, Bollywood And Politics: The Dark Underbelly Of Mumbai

Haima Deshpande

Intertwining threads connect the business in illegal drugs with the city’s high and mighty.

20 October, 2021

Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh Is A Cinematic Tribute To The Martyr

Rituparna Roy

The patient, brilliantly orchestrated tempo of Sardar Udham, with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre at its emotional centre, is an experience bound to be etched on the viewer’s mind

20 October, 2021

Love, Respect, Awe: That's The Way Shah Rukh Khan Looks At Women In His Films

Shrayana Bhattacharya

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.


20 October, 2021

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

Paromita Vohra

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.

13 October, 2021

The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

Naseer Ganai

A temporary gallery showing Kashmiri and other art has met with a tepid response. Art lovers wait for opening of the new art gallery, to be housed in the Sher Garhi palace.

07 October, 2021

How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

Naseer Ganai

Watching films in theatres in 1980s Kashmir left an impact on the audience few could anticipate.

07 October, 2021

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl of tactility and art.

06 October, 2021

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Giridhar Jha

Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive the magic of Bollywood formula (Ssshhh… and some desi porn)

29 September, 2021

Never Wanted To Become A Star: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Lachmi Deb Roy

Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he doesn't believe in competing with anybody but himself, and doesn’t want to become a star but be recognised for his craft.


23 September, 2021

Out Of Tune: Indie Musicians Seek Protection From Heckling And Abuse At Gigs

Samarth Goyal

Performers’ safety can only be ensured through street cred and holding organisers accountable.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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Is Entrepreneurship A Viable Alternative To Jobs?

How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?

Feb 21, 2022 Sabina Dewan

Jobless, Hopeless: India’s Nowhere Generation

They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India

Feb 21, 2022 Abdul Shaban

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs

Feb 21, 2022 Bibek Debroy

Why Regional Parties Of Muslims Reflect Newfound Confidence In Community-centric Politics

The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise all oppressed communities under their banner.

Feb 14, 2022 Faroagh ul-Islam