Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General, Dies At 80

Aug 18, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006.

'Let's Not Get So Focused On Veto'

Apr 28, 2005

'I think most people would much rather take away the five existing vetoes rather than create additional vetoes, but I don't think that's going to happen. It would be utopian to attempt to remove them, because those with those privileges will not give

In Larger Freedom

I see "larger freedom" as an overarching concept, including development, security and human rights. You cannot really enjoy any one of the three without the other two; and all three need to be underpinned by the rule of law.

'Not Enough To Denounce Unilateralism'

Sep 23, 2003 Kofi Annan

'...unless we also face up squarely to the concerns that make some States feel uniquely vulnerable, since it is those concerns that drive them to take unilateral action. We must show that those concerns can, and will, be addressed effectively through

At The Crossroads Of History

As we look back at the last century, we can see two models. There is the model of the first half, when almost the entire planet was devastated by two world wars, and that of the second half - not perfect, by any means, but still a vast improvement ..

21 March, 2003

'Iraq Could Have Been Disarmed Peacefully'

Kofi Annan

Statement by the Secretary-General on Iraq, New York, 20 March 2003.

12 September, 2002

'The Underlying Causes Must Be Addressed'

Kofi Annan

The UN General Secretary words would not be music to the MEA mandarins --"The underlying causes must be addressed. If a fresh crisis erupts, the international community might have a role to play; though I gladly acknowledge - indeed, strongly welcome

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates a fertilizers factory to the nation as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and others clap, in Gorakhpur.

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A policeman recovers the smuggled liquor bottles from a truck at Patrakar Nagar, in Patna.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in Karnajora, Uttar Dinajpur.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav waves at the crowd during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Uttar Pradesh

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta