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The Great Longing For Home, An Excerpt From ‘A Bit Of Everything’

The Great Longing For Home, An Excerpt From ‘A Bit Of Everything’

12 December, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Sandeep Raina writes a thriller about putting together a home, losing it, becoming a refugee and encountering one’s worst nightmare.

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.


Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By 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’.

India's Bravehearts: 'I Cannot Gaurantee, This Is War, Sir'

India's Bravehearts: 'I Cannot Gaurantee, This Is War, Sir'

13 December, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Written by Lieutenant General Satish Dua (Retd), the book includes accounts from Indian Army soldiers of various combats.


From The Archives: Independence Day Special Outlook Issues

Revisiting the top 10 Outlook I-day archives..

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18 June, 2018

Kannur Turmoil: Smouldering Beedi That Triggered Vicious Cycle Of Ferocity

Outlook Web Bureau

A new book on half-a-century-old volatile history of north Kerala explores the reasons, motivations and the local lore of 'India's bloodiest revenge politics'.


30 May, 2018

Of Missed Calls And Wrong Numbers

Salman Khurshid

"To the extent we've been wronged, we must forcefully defend our honour; if somewhere we were wrong we must honestly and courageously accept the mistake and move on," writes Salman Khurshid in his latest book, ‘Spectrum Politics: Unveiling The Defence’. Extracts:


05 February, 2018

The Banality Of Evil

Karthick Ram Manoharan

The torture of incarcerated Tamils was not a betrayal of the Sri Lankan state's Sinhala-Buddhist ideal, but that ideal being taken to its logical conclusion, writes Karthick Ram Manoharan. Excerpts from his afterword to Sri Lankan Tamil novelist Kuna Kaviyalahan’s ‘The Poisoned Dream’.


20 January, 2018

Former DG Of Audit Told Parliamentary Panel He Was Forced To Sign On CAG’s 2G Report, Says A. Raja’s New Book

Outlook Web Bureau

In the book 2G SAGA UNFOLDS, Raja says DG Audit told Pariliamentary panel he had deleted the presumptive loss figure from the report because it was not part of the accounting code accepted internationally, but was later included by senior officers at the insistence of Vinod Rai.


14 September, 2017

Putin Is That Guy On Subway Who Spreads Legs And Encroaches On Everyone Else’s Space, Says Hillary Clinton In Memoir

Hillary Clinton

An exclusive extract from Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened



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17 August, 2017

The Concept That You Gain Class By Acquiring Money Is Outdated, Says Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty

What happened when Sudha Murty was called 'cattle class'...


02 May, 2017

The Lessons Of Partition

Rajmohan Gandhi

A look at Gandhi’s unsuccessful attempt to preserve a united India, as also the goals and strategies of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the fellow-Gujarati who, like Gandhi, studied law in London, and the role of other forces in the partition outcome.


01 May, 2017

After Shooting Dead His Wife’s Lover, How Did Naval Commander Nanavati Salvage Marriage And Script A New Love Story In Canada?

Bachi Karkaria

When Parsi naval commander Kawas Nanavati shot dead his English wife Sylvia’s Sindhi lover Prem Ahuja on 27 April 1959, the trial held the nation in thrall for five years. And what about the aftermath? The Canada years of the couple have remained unexplored – till now. How did they weather the storm, salvage their marriage and script a new love story in Canada?


06 January, 2017

Om Puri, Through The Eyes Of His Former Wife

Nandita Puri

Puri had expressed his displeasure with some sections of the book and the following chapter titled 'Om At Home' is believed to have strained their relationship, ultimately leading to their split.


30 September, 2016

The Gandhi In The Opposition

Bertil Falk

A biography of Feroze Gandhi brings to life a fiery parliamentarian


16 August, 2016

The Gandhi Clan And Its Reluctant Candidate

Ravi Velloor

Ravi Velloor’s book India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears chronicles the key events of the decade that led to the rise of Narendra Modi.


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03 August, 2016

The Start Of The End Of Tax Havens?

Bastian Obermayer

Anyone who acquires an anonymous shell company should know that, in this digital age, secrecy is an illusion.


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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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