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Where Nothing Happens: In Samuel Beckett’s 'Waiting for Godot', Some Notes On Biding Time During Pandemic

Where Nothing Happens: In Samuel Beckett’s 'Waiting for Godot', Some Notes On Biding Time During Pandemic

12 January, 2021 Saumya Kalia

The celebrated play, which thrives in its absurdity and unending wait, carries an uncanny resemblance to life in 2020

Asad Ali Khan: The Master Who Blended The Spirit of Music And Yoga

Asad Ali Khan: The Master Who Blended The Spirit of Music And Yoga

21 June, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Rudra veena is a challenging classical instrument that insists the player sits in a yoga posture. An overview, on the occasion of the World Music Day and International Yoga Day


What Laid The Foundation Of Astronomy Education In India?

Hyderabad – cradle of astronomy in India

Did You Again Wake Up To 'Good Morning' Messages? They Are Injurious To Your Phone's Health, Here's Why

Did You Again Wake Up To 'Good Morning' Messages? They Are Injurious To Your Phone's Health, Here's Why

23 January, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

A new app by Google called 'Files Go' helps you delete all your good morning messages at once. (Have we kept the compulsive good morning messages senders in the dark?)


Genesis Of The Space Program: How A ‘Non-Aligned’ India Negotiated The Space Race

The Indian Space Program hadn’t even begun when the launch of Sputnik 1 made headlines throughout the world

20 July, 2017

Here’s How You Can Eat Fewer Calories, Still Feel Full, And Lose Weight

Vishnu Venugopal

How can we solve this part of the puzzle? To eat less calories and still feel full?


03 June, 2017

The Farmer's Son From Urulikunnam On Why His Father Made Him Have Books As Friends...

Paul Zacharia

'Nothing seems real except the nostalgia. And I seem to want my village to stay hidden just as much as I enjoy seeing it on the Google map,' reminisces Paul Zacharia


24 May, 2017

Commemorating 1857: The Role Of The Bengal Army In The First War Of Independence

Irfan Habib

'There were more fundamental causes behind the Bengal Army’s Mutiny than the relentless pressure of military campaigning and the ‘accident’ of the greased cartridges'


01 August, 2015

Forget China, India Should Look To Indonesia

Pallavi Aiyar

A list of the most fundamental challenges confronting India today could just as well be Indonesia's...


02 August, 2015

What India Must Learn From Indonesia

Pallavi Aiyar

The second part of the comparative study on India and Indonesia and the challenges they face.


15 June, 2015

'Modi's Concern For The Minorities Is Treated Only As Empty Verbosity'

Justice Rajinder Sachar

Justice(Retd) Rajindar Sachar's review of the Modi government's year in power.


13 January, 2015

Learning From Each Other

Amartya Sen

'Indian mathematicians learned something from Babylonians, Greeks and Romans, they also taught some brilliantly new ideas to mathematicians elsewhere in the world.'


11 December, 2014

Peshawar, 92 Years Ago

Dilip Kumar

As the thespian celebrates his birthday, we revisit an evocative part of his autobiography describing the vivid colours, the smells and the seasons of the land where he was born


09 December, 2014

'I Will Remain Optimistic About The Future Of Literature'

Patrick Modiano

'...and I am convinced that the writers of the future will safeguard the succession just as every generation has done since Homer ...'


26 November, 2014

The ‘Shahi Imams’ Of India

C.M. Naim

While the ‘Shahi’ Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi has been much in the news lately, he is not alone—there are atleast three others with similar ‘Shahi’ delusions.


31 October, 2014

The Wizard Of Music

Khagesh Dev Burman

On the 39th death death anniversary of Sachin Dev Burman (October 1, 1906 to October 31, 1975), a look back at the last three years of the maestro's life


03 October, 2014

Fasting And Feasting

Pamela Timms

The Navratri are a time of avoidance of certain foods rather than complete abstinence and while there is an emphasis on purification and cleansing, food is still at the heart of the celebrations


01 October, 2014

The Man Who Set A Ghazal To A Western Jazzy Tune

Sathya Saran

On S.D. Burman's 108th birthday recalling his magical teaming up and finally splitting with Sahir, and the 'rediscovery' of Geeta Dutt


Photo Gallery

A man carries a girl across the Rio Grande river as migrants, many from Haiti, leave Del Rio, Texas to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to get supplies.

AP Photo/Fernando Llano

People wearing protective masks are seen on a train that is traveling through Shinjuku district in Tokyo.

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

Framed through a cave opening at Ita Pyta Punta or Cape Red Rock, empty boats sit moored on the banks of the Paraguay River, in Asuncion, Paraguay amid a prolonged drought, resulting in low water levels.

AP Photo/Jorge Saenz

White flags that are part of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's "In America: Remember," a temporary art installation to commemorate Americans who have died of COVID-19, stand on the National Mall in Washington.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up as he leaves after his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
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