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Wagonload Of Oxygen

Wagonload Of Oxygen

20 May, 2021 Jyotika Sood

The Indian Railways is chugging away quietly amidst the pandemic, putting its metal wagons at the service of India. An interview with the CEO:

Bye Bye Big Boss

Bye Bye Big Boss

20 May, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

After a humbling rout in TN, Kamal’s Makkal Needhi Maiam is imploding. A spate of desertions later, actress Kasturi asks, “Is this a political party or the Bigg Boss house?”


Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

The Techie Who Led Jats

The Techie Who Led Jats

13 May, 2021 Outlook Bureau

Ajit Singh was a bit of an enigma—a computer engineer taking over the legacy of a revered farmer leader. He prospered, but the legacy withered…till a last flicker.


A Viral Shake-Up

A scam in bed allocation? Bangalore was caught off-guard by the second wave. But Tejaswi Surya was a wave all by himself. This was a different virus.

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06 May, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


06 May, 2021

Caste Aside By KCR

M.S. Shanker

A founding member of TRS is ousted for corruption. But there’s more here than meets the eye. The backward Mudiraj caste leader had dared to frown on the CM’s own rampant nepotism.


06 May, 2021

A Thrice Covided Seat

Sandeep Sahu

A BJD strongman is felled by the virus. A bypoll is announced, then deferred, then deferred again. Pandemic-struck Odisha gets an electoral version of a triple bypass.


06 May, 2021

Death Of A Don

Giridhar Jha

A student leader shot, two brothers drenched in acid…mere entries in a dossier thick with crime and brute power. Shahabuddin may have been dear to RJD, but he was no Robinhood.


29 April, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


29 April, 2021

OMG! Locked In Again

Sandeep Sahu

Two dozen priests test positive at Jagannath. And the portals close to the devotees. The idea is to ensure the rath yatra—the ‘juggernaut’—goes off smoothly a fortnight from now.


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29 April, 2021

In The Line Of Fire

Naseer Ganai

Why does a forest in Kashmir catch fire? Well, even peacetime looks like war in the border areas. Artillery fire from across, and our own firing ranges, constantly singe the woods.


22 April, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


22 April, 2021

The Other Castro

Raul bows out, deadpan as ever, but with a resonant adios: “As long as I live, I will be ready with a foot in the stirrup to defend the fatherland, the revolution and socialism.”


22 April, 2021

Vaccine Via Grassroots Model

M.S. Shanker

All of 2.6 lakh village volunteers, fanning out across Andhra. Result? An India record of 6.28 lakh jabs in a day, nearly 50 lakh in all. Jagan pulls off a Covid surprise.


22 April, 2021

Direct Benefit Return

Ashwani Sharma

The Centre shifts to DBT as a mode of payment at mandis. Punjab retaliates by stopping farmers from other states. Where do the wheat farmers from HP’s Kangra and Una go?


15 April, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


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15 April, 2021

A Token Of Deceit

G.C. Shekhar

Elections in Tamil Nadu always manage to have a touch of the bizarre. This time, it was a Rs 2,000 shopping token con job that left many voters fuming.


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.

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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.

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

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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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