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10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Gay love and its various shades - here's a list of 10 books one can pick from.

Yearender 2021: Top 10 Novels Of The Year

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As the year draws to an end, we bring to you the top 10 Indian fictions of 2021. And a must-read they are!

Bell Hooks: A Radical, Black Feminist Whose Ideology Created Far Reaching Impact

A feminist, author and activist, bell hooks, died on Wednesday at the age of 69. A look at her work and her representation as a Black feminist in the world of pop culture.

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

Feb 22, 2021 Payal Seth

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

Douglas Stuart’s ‘Shuggie Bain’ Wins 2020 Booker Prize

Debut novel ‘Shuggie Bain’, a coming of age story set in Glasgow, beats Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar

16 November, 2020

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize Shortlist Announced

Outlook Web Bureau

The 6 shortlisted books are a testimony to the quality and diversity of non-fiction writing in and about India.

04 October, 2020

Book Excerpt | Mission Bengal: A Saffron Experiment

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

'The swayamsevaks are indoctrinated into devotion, nationalism and social dedication. Discipline is of utmost importance. Swayamsevaks with a greater degree of dedication become functionaries. The ones devoted enough to give all their time to the outfit, and stay away from marriage and other engagements, are adopted as pracharaks'.

03 October, 2020

5 Best Engaging Thriller Novels Of All Time

Manvi Gupta

Instead of binge-watching, indulge in binge-reading this weekend. Goth, mystery, romantic suspense, whatever is your preferred thriller sub-genre, we have got you covered.

25 September, 2020

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

Outlook Web Bureau

The shortlisted works reflect a wide diversity of Indian writing, in terms of theme and language. Five novels have been shortlisted.

23 December, 2019

Satyarth Nayak On His Book, ‘The Eternal Screen Goddess’, A Novel Based On The Legendary Actress, Sridevi

Lachmi Deb Roy

In conversation with Satyarth Nayak, the author of 'The Eternal Screen Goddess’, a novel based on the legendary actress, the late Sridev.

24 July, 2019

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichotte' Nominated In 2019 Man Booker Longlist

Outlook Web Bureau

This year's list was chosen from 151 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, the five-member selection panel announced on Wednesday.


28 November, 2018

Bookaroo, The Children’s Literature Festival, Is Coming To Town

Lachmi Deb Roy

Bookaroo will celebrate the joy of book reading among children

18 September, 2018

Gender Is Not In Your Genitals But In Your Mind: Meghna Pant

Lachmi Deb Roy

Meghna Pant is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, feminist and speaker. She is the co-author of ‘Feminist Rani’, a collection of powerful feminist voices. Winner of the ‘Laadli Media Award’, 2018, Meghna says that feminism is not an ideology but a process. It is about creating an equal society not just for women, but also for men.

08 September, 2018

Twinkle Khanna Says All Her Films Should Be Banned

Outlook Web Bureau

Twinke Khanna feels that all her films need to be banned as she doesn’t want anybody to watch them

05 September, 2018

Chetan Bhagat Reveals The Trailer Of His New Book The Girl In Room 105

Outlook Web Bureau

Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat has revealed the cover and a movie-style promo of his new book The Girl in Room 105 -- "a funny kind of thriller" about a Kashmiri Muslim girl and a Hindu boy -- in a Facebook live on his fan page.

21 August, 2018

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Ismat Chughtai On Her 107th Birthday

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, Google celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of Indian author Ismat Chughtai with a doodle.

09 March, 2018

After Poet Alleges Sexual Harassment By Editor, 12 Poets Threaten To Withdraw From Sahitya Akademi Book

Outlook Web Bureau

Acknowledging Sahitya Akademi's work in creating the anthology, the poets wrote that they would remain with the project if the editor was replaced.


27 January, 2018

JLF: Rupi Kaur Says Her Poems Are To Read Aloud, Urges Fans To Perform Even If They Are Alone

Satish Padmanabhan

At the Jaipur Literature Festival, her poetry reading session at the Front Lawn is packed with her fans, mostly young but some parents too.

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.

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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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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