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10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

07 January, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

12 September, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'A House Full of Men’ by Parinda Joshi is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being understood…told with bucketfuls of humor.


KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’.

Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

04 September, 2021 Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

The novel, a mystery, thrives on the distance between Noma and Delhi as the key to its narrative. Except for one, most characters in the novel are regular, everyday people. A racy page-turner.


Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Supreme Court lawyer Ejaz Maqbool’s new book shows that humour and Urdu poetry have played a significant role in handling even the tensest situations and serious arguments in courts.

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27 August, 2021

Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Anjana Basu

Whereabouts is Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel after eight years and like In Other Words, it was first written in Italian, the fruit of her language studies in Rome, and then translated into English by the author herself.


21 August, 2021

Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Outlook Web Desk

Shivani Sibal's book Equations is set in the New Delhi of the 1980s and tells the story of two childhood friends Aahan Sikand and Rajesh Kumar.


11 August, 2021

Taiwanese Books Lose Markets In China Amid Rising Tensions

Associated Press (AP)

In recent years, China has cut the flow of Chinese tourists and students to Taiwan and blocked its artists from taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Rooster and Golden Melody awards, regarded as the Oscars and Grammys for Chinese-language movies and music.


25 March, 2021

Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

Badri Narayan

In his new book Badri Narayan says, ‘Much of the BJP’s popularity today has to do with the socio-cultural mindset that the Sangh has formed in the last fifty to sixty years through its groundwork’.


16 March, 2021

Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

‘Coming out as Dalit a memoir by Yashica Dutt’ is a vital and extensively researched commentary not only on Dalit history but what it means to be a Dalit today.


22 February, 2021

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

Payal Seth

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


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15 February, 2021

Book Review: The Commonwealth Of Cricket By Ramachandra Guha

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Following the narrative of his life intertwined and in love with the sport, Ramachandra Guha captures the magic of bat and ball that has ensnared billions.


29 November, 2020

Health Is Not Found In Hospitals, It Is Built At Home

Outlook Web Bureau

In their book, ‘Till We Win’, Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Dr Gagandeep Kang and Dr Randeep Guleria argue that health is not found in hospitals, it is built at home.


20 November, 2020

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

PTI

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.


08 November, 2020

Sudha Murthy Writes New Book For Kids During Coronavirus Lockdown

PTI

Murthy has dedicated her new book to her father R H Kulkarni, a doctor popularly known as Kaka.


07 November, 2020

Three Ways To Read Homer’s Iliad

Lalit Kumar

The ancient anti-war epic has mesmerized millions, from Alexander the Great to modern day playwrights and authors


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28 October, 2020

How the Land Was Won

Sailen Routray

Odisha and the tale of Adivasi marginalisation.


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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

Fact-Check

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.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love

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
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