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For Me Writing A Book Is Like Trying Out A New Recipe: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Aug 11, 2021 Lachmi Deb Roy

Filmmaker-writer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari talks about her book ‘Mapping Love’ and her upcoming film based on Narayana and Sudha Murthy.

Hollywood Devastated Me, Italy And India Resurrected Me: Kabir Bedi

Jul 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In his memoir 'Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor', Kabir Bedi calls Hollywood as a famous sign on a hill, a symbol of fantasy for millions, but was devastating for him and how it was Italy and India who resurrected him.


Book On The Rise Of India-Americans Inspired Kamala Harris

A book is being created in response to US Vice President Kamala Harris's service and hard work and the advancement of the Indian-American community in the professional world.

Azadi – Freedom, Fascism or Fiction?

Jul 09, 2021 Shaileshwar Yadav

Arundhati Roy’s new book is an iteration of already present facts.


Top 10 Books To Read In 2021

While we are at home amid the second wave of the pandemic, the readers should not miss their favourite books.

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27 May, 2021

Kalinga Lit Fest’s Bhava Samvad Celebrates Literature In Time Of Pandemic

Outlook Web Bureau

KLF Bhava Samvad has completed one year with more than 200 sessions, 500 Speakers and more than 15 million audience engagement.


24 April, 2021

Motorcycle Diary: Karimul Hak, Saving Souls On Two wheels

Suvam Pal

Amidst the prevailing pandemic, a heartening biography of a medical messiah from the Bengal’s hinterland lifts up one’s spirit.


24 April, 2021

Book Excerpt: 'India's Power Elite' By Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru

In his new book, Sanjaya Baru deconstructs the morphology of the Indian power elite-comprising remnants of a feudal gentry, kulaks, a metropolitan business class, the civil services and a cultural elite of opinion-makers.


17 April, 2021

Book Excerpt: Murder At Daisy Apartments

Shabnam Minwalla

Shabnam Minwalla's 'Murder At Daisy Apartments' is an exciting murder mystery set in an apartment complex in Colaba, Mumbai, during the lockdown of 2020.


08 April, 2021

Top 7 Books Creating Waves This Summer

We bring you seven books that are creating waves this summer


16 March, 2021

Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

‘Coming out as Dalit a memoir by Yashica Dutt’ is a vital and extensively researched commentary not only on Dalit history but what it means to be a Dalit today.


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25 February, 2021

Tied Up In Knots

Gulu Ezekiel

Extract from Myth-Busting: Indian Cricket Behind the Headlines, forthcoming. Taken with permission from Rupa Publications.


25 February, 2021

The Prayer Song Enterprise: The Curious History Of The Suprabhatam

Sudha G Tilak

The Venkatesa Suprabhatam is one of the most popular prayer songs in India, and its unique story makes it a rare musical phenomenon.


22 February, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

Payal Seth

The author Sudipta Sarangi delivers exactly what he promises: Economic rationale to explain the seemingly irrational, common-day behaviour.


21 January, 2021

Mihir Dalal's Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story Wins 2020 Gaja Capital Business Book Prize

Outlook Web Bureau

Mihir Dalal is an editor with Mint, from where he has covered internet businesses for more than five years


12 January, 2021

Where Nothing Happens: In Samuel Beckett’s 'Waiting for Godot', Some Notes On Biding Time During Pandemic

Saumya Kalia

The celebrated play, which thrives in its absurdity and unending wait, carries an uncanny resemblance to life in 2020


28 December, 2020

2020 Bookmark: 5 Works of Fiction That Resonated During The Pandemic

Saumya Kalia

Literature about diseases, isolation and waiting helped people make sense of their absurdity and find comfort in their shared familiarity.


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18 December, 2020

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Suggests Solutions To Covid-19 Crisis In New Book

PTI

The hindi book titled ‘Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’ (Covid-19: Crisis of Civilisation and Solutions) was launched online on 18 Dec


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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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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