Sunday, Oct 02, 2022


First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

Jan 09, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

Following the intervention of the Supreme Court, the Dalit woman activist had defied a temple tradition in Kerala that banned the entry of women into the menstrual age group. But life has not been easy since.

Communal Agenda Of Sangh Failed In Kerala Due To Strong Left Movement: Vijayan

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"We have witnessed the class struggle. That's how our society grew. Recently, a survey result came out that Kerala has the highest minimum wages in the rural area. That was also a result of the Left struggle. The Sangh Parivar is trying to discard all such advancements," Vijayan said.

In Historic Move, Dalit Leader To Be Devaswom Board Minister In Pinarayi Cabinet 2.0

During the previous tenure of the Pinarayi government, the Devaswom ministry ran into rough weather after controversies erupted over the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women into the Sabarimala shrine.

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Apr 03, 2021 Preetha Nair

Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.

Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located

17 November, 2020

Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala


A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.

14 November, 2020

Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols


Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.

11 November, 2020

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims


Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season

17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Preetha Nair

Despite being in the grip of the pandemic, Kerala has opened the famous Sabarimala temple for devotees on Saturday, after being closed for seven months.

17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months


This is the first time since March 25, when a nationwide lockdown was announced because of coronavirus pandemic, that pilgrims are being allowed to offer prayers at the hill shrine.

17 February, 2020

SC Says Law Can Regulate Offerings At Religious Places If Used For Terrorism, Casino


The apex court is also examining whether a person, who doesn't belong to a particular faith, can file a PIL questioning the religious practice that faith.


05 December, 2019

2018 Verdict On Sabarimala Temple Not Final Word: Supreme Court


The Bench headed by CJI S.A. Bobde said there was an order for a larger Bench to decide the matter, and there was no final word yet.

27 November, 2019

Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

Preetha Nair

On November 14, the apex court had referred the matter concerning the entry of women of all ages to the temple to a larger bench for consideration.

26 November, 2019

Woman Activist On Way To Sabarimala Temple Attacked With Pepper Spray

Outlook Web Bureau

The woman was part of the team led by gender rights activist Trupti Desai.

20 November, 2019

SC Asks Kerala Govt To Draft Exclusive Law For Administration Of Sabarimala Temple


The draft law proposes to give one-third representation to women in the temple advisory committee, but they should be above 50 years.

19 November, 2019

12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her


After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she could not.

16 November, 2019

Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season


The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.


16 November, 2019

Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security


Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.

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

Outlook Latest Issue

Subscribe Now
Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


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