In the fifth and final installment of the Outlook Special series, author Uttaran Das Gupta makes us spend some time with the American soldier we met last week, who defected to the Eastern Bloc during the early years of the cold war.
One place in Berlin has preserves objects provoking memories of the erstwhile GDR is the interactive DDR Museum in the centre of the city.
It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer capital of India.
Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these areas, including in policymaking, share glimpses of the journey so far.
Tucked away from the outside world and heavily guarded, the Ram Janmabhoomi site has its own little stories; its own little anecdotes.
For many, Mahalaya marks the homecoming of Maa Durga where she begins her journey from Mount Kailash to reach her maternal home that is Earth.
Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was said, met journalists at his residence on his birthday each year.
This month India Post completes 167 years of its existence. With the advent of technology, it could have long been gone. Instead, the department kept reinventing itself managing to bounce back with new products.
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
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.
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.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.