Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Monuments & Statues etc

Victoria Memorial Hall Turns 100; Was Opened With A Jewelled Key

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The edifice, often shown in films, television series and advertisements, as a representative image of Kolkata, was designed by William Emerson, the chief architect, with inputs from the supervising architect, Vincent Jerome Esch.

How Delhi’s Monuments Inspire Queer Affirmation And Rebellion

Aug 02, 2021 Ateen Das

How Delhi holds within its embrace stories of Queer love that have transpired, and continue to do so, within the foundations of its five-thousand-year-old ruins.

George Floyd Statue Vandalised With Racist Symbols 5 Days After Installation

After five days of unveiling the statue, it was vandalised with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group

Shiv Sena Founder Bal Thackeray's Statue Unveiled In Mumbai

Jan 23, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Today marks Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's 95th birth anniversary

PM Modi Likely To Lay Foundation Stone For New Parliament Building In December

In September, Tata Projects Limited won the bid to construct the new parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore.

16 November, 2020

PM Modi Urges People To Go 'Vocal For Local', Unveils Statue Of Peace


Prime Minister Modi unveils the statue on the 151st birth anniversary of Vijay Vallabh Surishwer, and requests seers to spread the message of bolstering our local economy.

21 September, 2020

Two Men And A Statue: No Bound To Tamil Nadu's Fixation With Statues

G.C. Shekhar

A.Nallathambi of Atthanurpatty village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu had a five feet stone statue of himself sculpted and erected.

17 July, 2020

Periyar's Statue Smeared With Saffron Paint In Coimbatore, Protests Erupt


The workers of DMK and other parties, who cleaned the statue, demanded the arrest of the culprits and warned that they would intensify their agitation if such incidents recurred.

04 June, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Vandalised Outside Indian Embassy In US


The Indian embassy in the US has informed the State Department and registered a complaint with local law enforcement agencies, which are now conducting an investigation into the incident.

09 October, 2019

Tension In UP's Tigai Village After Ambedkar's Statue Found Damaged

Outlook Web Bureau

Station House officer Santosh Kumar Singh said a case has been registered against unidentified persons for vandalising the statue.

20 August, 2019

Ahead Of DU's Student Union Polls, ABVP Amid Criticism Installs Savarkar's Statue Outside Campus


The move has been criticised by the Congress-affiliated NSUI and Left-backed AISA which said Savarkar cannot be kept on the same pedestal as Subhash Chandra Bose and Shaheed Bhagat Singh.


27 June, 2019

Pakistan To Unveil Statue Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh In Lahore On The Ruler's 180th Death Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

The statue will be installed outside the Mai Jindian Haveli in Lahore Fort, just nearby the building that houses the samadhi of Maharaja as well as the Gurudwara Dera Sahib of Guru Arjun Dev.

19 June, 2019

Man In Telengana Erects 6-Foot-Tall Statue Of US President Donald Trump, Worships Him As 'God'

Outlook Web Bureau

As tensions over trade-related issues heat up between India and the US, Bussa Krishna, a 32-year-old farmer from Konne village in Jangaon district, unveiled the Trump statue and applied 'tilak' and garlanded it before performing 'Abhishekam' and 'Aarti' by chanting 'Jai Jai Trump.'

27 April, 2019

World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

Outlook Web Bureau

The statue, which sits outside the city of Leshan in China, had developed cracks and some damage on its chest and abdomen.

02 April, 2019

'They Represent Will Of People', Mayawati Justifies Construction Of Her Life-Size Statues In UP

Outlook Web Bureau

The EC on January 7, 2012 had ordered that statues of Mayawati and elephants be covered during the state Assembly election.

28 March, 2019

Diljit Dosanjh Unveils His Wax Statue At Delhi's Madame Tussauds, Says It's A Dream Come True

Outlook Web Bureau

It is a big moment for me and my fans that a man wearing a turban and representing Sikh culture has a wax statue here for the first time,Diljit Dosanjh said.

07 February, 2019

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Life-Size Portrait To Be Installed In Parliament Central Hall

Outlook Web Bureau

The leaders whose portraits already adorn the Central Hall include former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi.


24 December, 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji Statue In Sea To Cost Maharashtra Exchequer Rs 3643.78 Crore

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the timetable set by the government, the statue work and construction of a sea wall will begin in 2019-20.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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