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The Kingmaker? Rise And Fall Of Raja Bhaiya In Uttar Pradesh Politics

The Kingmaker? Rise And Fall Of Raja Bhaiya In Uttar Pradesh Politics

21 February, 2022 Rohit Upadhyay

UP Election 2022: Which way is Raja Bhaiya likely to tilt as he decides to contest 17 seats without coalition?

UP Election 2022: Dalit Icon Mayawati’s Elephant Has Fallen Far Behind

UP Election 2022: Dalit Icon Mayawati’s Elephant Has Fallen Far Behind

31 January, 2022 Ajoy Bose

An electoral comeback for former chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati will be nothing short of a political miracle.


An Evening In Paris: How A Small-Town Girl Took The Fashion World By Storm

Vaishali Shadangule was an outsider in the fashion world. She made it her home.

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

01 November, 2021 Vikas Pathak

As the murder at Singhu border put the Nihangs in news, the warrior creed thrives at the symbol-laden chhaonis. Their austerity, discipline and martial history evoke both respect and fear.


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

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.

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25 October, 2021

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Vikas Pathak

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.


29 October, 2018

#MeToo: The Akbar Who Became Birbal

K.P. Nayar

...but still didn’t have answers to this one. An ex-colleague on the editor-politician felled by the #MeToo storm.


15 October, 2018

D.I.Y. Chandrachud: A Judge Who Is Not Afraid To Dissent

Ushinor Majumdar

Articulate dissenter, votary of individual liberty, son: who is the liberals’ new darling?


04 June, 2018

Survival Lessons From Grassroots

Ajay Sukumaran

Post-results drama brings former PM Deve Gowda back into national reckoning ahead of the 2019 polls


15 January, 2018

Producing A Nouvelle Vague

Giridhar Jha

Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films is handcrafting Bollywood’s meaningful indie wave


15 January, 2018

New Dawn Or A Lit-Up Screen

G.C. Shekhar

Acting is all about timing. Jaya’s absence and DMK’s dismal bypoll show offer Rajinikanth a grand entry.


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27 November, 2017

The Zest Of Both Worlds

Giridhar Jha

At home with commercial slapsticks as much as with ­nuanced indies, Sanjai Mishra is a heart stealer


30 October, 2017

Prez Zuma’s West UP Connect

Ushinor Majumdar

Proximity to the Guptas brought the South African president under a cloud. But who are the Guptas?


16 October, 2017

The Fireworks Of A Shadow Dancer

Giridhar Jha

Kindling his roles with delightful nuance, Pankaj Tripathi steals the show


25 September, 2017

Man On The 37th Floor

Qaiser Mohammad Ali

How to go from a JNU jholawala to the TV tycoon who swung a $2.5 bn IPL deal


28 August, 2017

Formula One For Insolvency

Harvir Singh

The empire Jaiprakash Gaur built from scratch is now on the verge of being declared bankrupt


24 July, 2017

The Second Among Equals

G.C. Shekhar

Why Gopal Gandhi will have to settle for a shot at the No 2 post


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24 April, 2017

Being And Temporariness

Shajahan Madampat

Deepak Unnikrishnan’s first novel teleports through the Malayali-Gulf experience


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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.

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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.

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