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Harvard's Biggest Dalit Voice Unhappy After Its New Caste Sensitive Policy, Here's Why

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Dr, Suraj Yengde, a senior fellow, and the most influential Dalit from Harvard is unhappy with the recent move by the university to include caste as a protected category for its student workers.

Farmers' Killing In Lakhimpur Kheri 'Condemnable', But Don't Be Selective: Nirmala Sitharaman

Oct 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Nirmala Sitharaman was responding to a question during a conversation at Harvard Kennedy School about the killing of four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri and the arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son.

UN, World Bank, IMF Need Urgent Reforms: FM Sitharaman In US

Speaking at Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that these institutions don't speak for countries with issues unattended for years thus, urgent reforms in United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund are needed.

'LSD' Actor Anshuman Jha Wins Best Actor-Critics Award For Playing A Serial Killer in 'Midnight Delhi'

Sep 27, 2021 Samarth Goyal

'Midnight Delhi' was also hailed as India's answer to Quentin Tarantino by the Jury of the South Asian Film Festival in Singapore where the film won 'Best Editor'.

Taliban Websites Disappear, Reasons Unclear

It is not immediately clear, though, why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went offline Friday.

26 July, 2021

UN: Women, Children Casualties Rise In Afghanistan As Taliban Surges

Associated Press (AP)

The war-torn country saw a 47% increase in the number of all civilians killed and wounded in violence across Afghanistan in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to the report.

26 July, 2021

Early Antiviral Response In Nose May Determine Severity Of COVID-19: Study

Outlook Web Bureau

The team isolated individual cells from each sample and sequenced them, looking for RNA that would indicate what kind of proteins the cells were making -- a proxy for understanding what a given cell is doing at the moment of collection.

15 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Just In Time For The Games, 1896 Olympic Winners' Silver Medal Up For Auction

Associated Press (AP)

The 1896 silver medal, which was given to winners instead of gold, is expected to sell for about $75,000 given its rarity

03 July, 2021

Rabbi Stabbed Several Times in Boston, Suspect Held

Associated Press (AP)

The suspect, 24-year-old Khaled Awad, approached the rabbi with a gun and a knife while he was talking on the phone, sitting on the steps of the school

20 December, 2020

Watch: Healthcare Workers Celebrate The Arrival Of Covid Vaccine By Dancing In Viral Video

Outlook Web Bureau

The viral video showed healthcare workers dancing while wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

13 November, 2020

Common OCD Drug May Be Used In Early Treatment For Covid-19: Scientists


Fluvoxamine, typically used to treat patients with OCD, has strong anti-inflammatory properties.


11 November, 2020

NBA Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, 'Ultimate Celtic,' Dies At 86

Associated Press (AP)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hailed Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and a broadcaster, as being 'synonymous with success'

05 November, 2020

Indian-Origin Millionaire Thanedar Elected To Michigan State Legislature In US


Thanedar, 65, also a scientist, raised a record-breaking USD 438,620, primarily from his own wealth, in the state House primary against six other opponents of the Democratic Party.

29 October, 2020

MIT Scientists Design Face Mask That Can Inactivate Novel Coronavirus Using Heat


The new mask incorporates a heated copper mesh and does not need to be decontaminated or thrown away after use, according to the researchers.

23 October, 2020

11 Indian Students Arrested For Trying To Illegally Stay In US


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said these students claimed to be employed by companies that do not exist.

07 October, 2020

Study Reveals Previous Infection With 'Common Cold' Coronavirus May Lessen COVID-19 Severity


The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, also demonstrates that the immunity built up from previous non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections does not prevent individuals from getting COVID-19.

10 February, 2019

Tanushree Dutta, Torchbearer Of India's #MeToo, Invited To Harvard University

Outlook Web Bureau

"Invited to speak at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. India Conference 2019 on February 16, a flagship event organised by the graduate students of Harvard Business school and Harvard Kennedy School," wrote Tanushree on Instagram


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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz