Veteran cartoonist, columnist and political activist, Rajinder Puri, passed away here today. Here is an assemblage of articles by Rajinder Puri from the Outlook> archives
Why single out cricketers for blame? It is better to accept the simple truth that cricket is no longer a sport. Cricket is commerce. As is politics, justice, media — or even religion. The crisis is moral.
Unless attitudes change New Delhi should minimize diplomatic contact with Islamabad and cut trade ties with Beijing. It will hurt them more than it will hurt us. Blowing hot and cold is no answer
Indian tennis stars have shamed the nation. They have threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games simply because authorities refuse to pay them their dues...
The stupidity of the government in its handling of the Telangana crisis is welcome. It just might ignite catalytic events that create opportunity to introduce a fundamental systemic reappraisal and reform.
Any rational reorganization of the nation into smaller states would give India around 50 states. Do small states suffer? Not if one views Punjab , Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
Claude Arpi’s book exposes the painful repetitiveness of all contacts between China and Tibet, between China and the rest of the world. It expresses hope that China will change. One begs to differ.
The Justice Liberhan Commission after 48 extensions was a mountainous enterprise. But this mountain after 17 years of labour produced a stillborn and stinking mouse. Sorry Mr Judge, but you ask to be judged.
His report has gone out of its way to exonerate the Narasimha Rao government of responsibility for the demolition, damaging its credibility before its official release
The recent Obama-Hu summit makes India's concerns on China real and urgent. It remains to be seen how Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acquits himself in Washington.
The cover-up in the Madhu Koda mining case already seems to have begun. But, it is so crude and brazen that the political damage could be equally disastrous.
There are startling similarities and important differences between the Jain Hawala case and the Koda case. History is repeating itself. It ended as tragedy in the Jain Hawala case. Do not let it end this time as a farce.
Despite the faith in the power of the RSS -- and its all-powerful chief Mohan Bhagwat -- that the BJP rank and file may have, it would be rash and premature to write off LK Advani just yet.
Lack of governance, the trampling of Constitutional and legal norms, the brazen corruption, the mounting threats of terrorism and insurgency...But look at the bright side...
The Hurriyat leaders might recall that before he died Pandit Nehru with the help of Sheikh Abdullah attempted to make Kashmir the bridge between India and Pakistan. Nehru had realized his earlier mistakes. Will the Hurriyat?
Actually, the troubles besetting the BJP are easy to resolve if its members only had the sense to observe and follow the party’s democratic constitution which, for all practical purposes, is consigned to the trash can.
Mahatma Gandhi had earlier said that India could be partitioned only over his dead body. The Partition occurred but Gandhi remained alive. He was not afraid of death. Then why did he not redeem his pledge?
If globalisation allows big MNCs to exploit people worldwide how come the nation in which the largest and most powerful MNCs are headquartered is declining so quickly?
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.PTI Photo
Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.PTI Photo
Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.
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
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.
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.