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Naseeruddin Shah Slammed For Referring To Mughals As 'Refugees'

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has landed in trouble yet again and this time for referring the Mughals as refugees in a viral video.

Nihangs: All You Need To Know About This Sikh Sect

Oct 21, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Despite growing power of the Sikh misls (fighting units) in the 18th century, the Akali Nihang bands continued to renounce power and cultivated self-discipline and austerity.

17th Century Mughal Era Gemstones From India To Go Under Auction In London

The gemstones including diamond and emerald will go on display at Sotheby’s London from October 22 in the lead up to their auction on October 27.

Shabana Azmi Watched Cate Blanchett’s Performance In Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Elizabeth’ To Prepare For Aisan Daulat’s Role In ‘The Empire’

Aug 31, 2021 Samarth Goyal

In an exclusive conversation with Outlook, veteran actor Shabana Azmi talks about the ‘backhanded compliments’ she has received from her niece for playing the role of Aisan Daulat in the recently released Disney+Hotsar series, ‘The Empire’, and how Javed Akhtar’s ‘happiness’ after having watched the show is her ‘biggest validation’.

Lyricist Manoj Muntashir Slammed On Twitter For Calling Akbar, Babur And Other Mughal Emperors ‘Dacoits’

Hindi film lyricist Manoj Muntashir found himself in the middle of a controversy on Twitter on Thursday after he shared a video in which he compared the Mughal emperors to “dacoits”.

28 January, 2021

Outlook Journalist Conferred Prestigious PoleStar Award For Report On Dara Shikoh’s Grave

Outlook Web Bureau

Jeevan Prakash Sharma has won the Jury Special Mention Award.

23 December, 2019

How Akbar And Jehangir Celebrated Christmas

R.V. Smith

Both the monarchs commemorated the festival and partook of the traditional dinner at the Agra Fort

29 October, 2019

A Sensational Halloween Tragedy And The Tales Handed Down Through Generations

R. V. Smith

Whenever Halloween comes around, this story, known only to the few, becomes a fascinating account of the life and times of medieval days when Mehrauli was a more prestigious place than even Shahjahanabad.

28 October, 2019

Diwali or Jashan-e-Chiraghan During Mughal Reign

R.V. Smith

Diwali was considered, even by the orthodox Muslims, a festival of natural joy of God’s creation.

19 August, 2019

Man Who Claims To Be Mughal Descendant Offers Gold Brick For Ram Temple


Prince Habeebuddin Tucy said if the Supreme Court hands him over the land, he will donate the entire land for building the Ram temple as he respects their sentiments and the belief that a Ram temple stood at the place where Babri Masjid was built.

07 June, 2019

Akbar Used To Go To All-Women Meena Bazaars, Misbehaved With Bikaner Queen: Rajasthan BJP Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini was speaking at an event to mark Maharana Pratap's anniversary at the party's state office in Jaipur


04 August, 2018

Mughalsarai Railway Station To Become Deen Dayal Uphadyay Junction Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

The building is being touched up with saffron paint at places and signboards with the new name being put up.

11 April, 2018

If Shah Jahan Gave You Ownership Of Taj Mahal, Show Us His Signature: SC To UP Sunni Wakf Board

Outlook Web Bureau

"Who in India will believe it belongs to the wakf board?"

12 September, 2017

Mughals Looted The Country, Were Not Our Ancestors: UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma

Outlook Web Bureau

He says In Uttar Pradesh, every religion would be given equal respect, “but we won't accept Pakistani-Talibani culture”.

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 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