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Love Story | Beyond The Gender Binary

Jan 15, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

A quest to find someone to talk to during the lockdown made me install a dating app. A chance match had me rethinking my heteronormative assumptions. They/Them left me with a lesson for life

The Tawaif Who Fell In Love With A Priest

Jan 15, 2022 Arun Singh

Tanno Bai, a famous courtesan in Patna City during the 1920s, won the heart of a ritualistic Dharikshan Tiwari, who became her ardent admirer. When he died, she was consumed by sorrow, refusing to perform till she breathed her last.


A Love, A River, A Song, A Maybe

On an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river, I spotted him first aiming his gun at me. And, then, he strummed his guitar and sang a love song. I hummed along, our toes in the water.

How Armaan Malik Is Able To Focus On Creating A Different Sound For His English Music

Jan 13, 2022 Samarth Goyal

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter, who has recently released yet another English-language single, ‘You’, feels that he is consciously and cautiously moving towards achieving his dream of changing the perception of Indian pop musicians.


Love Story | An Affair With Divinity in Delhi

A visit to Nizamuddin Dargah for Thursday Qawwali soothed my grieving heart. When I think of love, I think of all the wonders of that night — filled with the colours of 'Ishq', the divine love of Sufis.

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13 January, 2022

Love Story | The Girl Who Gave Her Heart Away

Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu

They met on an expedition in the hills. He had his eyes on her. She thought he was merely flirting. Love happened.


13 January, 2022

From Dating Apps To Matrimonial Websites: Single And Desperately Seeking Love!

Anonymous

It's not easy being single after you have just entered your thirties and come out of a five-year-relationship. To Be On Dating Apps, Or To Be On Matrimonial Websites; is the Hamletian Dilemma!


11 January, 2022

Love, Permanence And The Taj Mahal

Sharmila Bhowmick

The Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the City Palace - why do old monuments draw lovers? What sanctity of timelessness does history lend that reassures a couple of permanence?


10 January, 2022

Finding Love In The Midst Of Algorithms, AI And Peach-Flavoured Strawberries

Nupur Dogra

What sustains the thriving business of love? What has made these apps, agents and companies who broker love, such a success? Here is what my experience taught me.


09 January, 2022

Six Poems On Love And Human Connection

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi has authored five poetry collections. He is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found home in more than 375 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues.


08 January, 2022

Arranged Love | Mom, Can I Marry The Girl Of My Choice?

Namita Das

A short fiction story by author Namita Das on the travails of young lovers trying to marry the people they choose in the face of parental policing.


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08 January, 2022

An Unusual Love Story: A Break-up, Finding New Love To Break Again But...

I met a girl online, she was a medical student who was just depressed as she had few friends who she could not trust and had few family problems, which she could not share with others.


07 January, 2022

Letters To Loved Ones | Lines And Passages For Those Who Lived Among Us

Shreya Basak

While time clocks away and we remember them in thoughts, silence and tears, there is never a definite way to convey your feelings to those far away.


07 January, 2022

10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

Outlook Web Desk

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


06 January, 2022

Love In An Anomalous Time

Shreya Basak

What is love in this world of 'social distance'? Is it just about caregiving? Is it about nudity and video calls? What happens to romance in times of anomalies? We are not sure.


10 December, 2021

Saira Banu Penns Down An Emotional Note For Dilip Kumar On His 99th Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away in July of this year, but his fans still hold a special place in their hearts for the evergreen star. The actor's wife and veteran actress Saira Banu has written a heartwarming letter ahead of what would have been his 99th birthday.


24 November, 2021

Hatred More In North India Than South: Arshad Madani

Outlook Web Desk

Maulana Madani also said that hatred cannot be countered with hatred, only ignorant people can try to extinguish the fire with fire.


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16 October, 2021

Uss Ne Kaha Tha: A Gripping Extrusion Of Gender Binary

Shafey Kidwai

Ashar Najmi’s Urdu novel explores the complex perception of gender roles, gender identity and the ubiquitous unitary sexual orientation in the literary framework.


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.

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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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‘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

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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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Opinion

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