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Bangalore: In Matrimonial Meet For The Ultra Rich, Only 'Young Achievers' And 'Beautiful Girls' Welcome

Bangalore: In Matrimonial Meet For The Ultra Rich, Only 'Young Achievers' And 'Beautiful Girls' Welcome

25 July, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

According to the ad, young achievers who are "successful entrepreneurs, eminent professionals, or graduated from top universities" and "beautiful girls" may apply.

How Coins, Currencies Changed Character Over Time

How Coins, Currencies Changed Character Over Time

27 June, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Gupta, Roman and Islamic coins and shared currencies of India & Pakistan and East & West Germany feature in ‘India and the World’ exhibition on in Delhi


The Shujaat Bukhari I Knew: Fearless, Calm, Altruistic And Tenacious

Much before he became the editor of Rising Kashmir in 2012, the Kashmiri journalist was a proponent of happy coexistence and helpful attitude—within the Valley and even beyond its borders

When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

15 April, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is Bihu, the Assamese new-year spring festival. A look at the English translation of the latest short-story collection by Kula Saikia, also the north-eastern state’s director general of police:


Cannabis Effect On Cocktail of Festive Colours At Krishna Country

To be quiet in the boisterous Vrindavan Holi crowd is like submitting yourself to all eventualities. The bhang, though, can be pacifying—more so when bucketfuls of coloured water topple your hat and the smart monkey snatches away the goggles

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18 February, 2018

The Story of a Black Goat, Red Sky, Grey Village and Blue People

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Only an extremely tender mind can pen a work like Poonachi. A look at Perumal Murugan’s comeback Tamil novel that takes a worldview through a she-goat’s life along a less-green hill terrain:


05 February, 2018

Impressions Of Syrian Author In Kashmir

Naseer Ganai

“In Middle East people recognize you as an outsider. There is an aggression towards the foreigner. I have not felt any sort of aggression here.”


12 January, 2018

Kumar And Das: Two Phenomenal Gandharvas In Indian Music Expanse

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is National Youth Day. January 12 is also a date associated with Hindustani vocalist Kumar Gandharva. This week, marking the wane of the winter solstice, also saw the birthday of acclaimed musician K.J. Yesudas. A look at the two icons:


05 January, 2018

Kalamandalam Hyderali & Balipa Narayana: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

The arrival of mikes altered the soundscape of a classical art like Kathakali. Slightly north of its native Kerala, Karnataka has traditional Yakshagana less prone to such novelties. A take, through two masters:


31 December, 2017

Bye 2017: Fun of Cross-Culture Strains Across Rajasthan, Kerala, America, Japan, Tamil Nadu...

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

How will it sound if a Rajasthani villager or an American youngster sings a folksy Malayalam film song? A Japanese dancer presents an ancient south Indian theatre? Boys and girls in Florida sit discuss Carnatic ragas?


30 December, 2017

The Full-Moon Danseuse Who Went On To Shine Like Summer Sun

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

For Indian dance, 2017 marks the 60th year of the entry of an exponent who impacted its classical wing like not many others in the south. The life and times of Yamini Krishnamurthy, who turned 78 this month


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01 December, 2017

Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam: Solitary Singer Who Inspired Many Maestros

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

December overlaps with the Tamil month of Margazhi, which Chennai celebrates with a slew of classical concerts. Here’s a look at a less-celebrated Carnatic vocalist who the cognoscenti holds in high esteem


15 November, 2017

‘English Notes’ That Pepped Up Patriotism Then And Is Great Fun Today

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar Day. A look at the 20th-century Carnatic titan’s ‘English Notes’ in a week that also marked the birth anniversaries of two Western classical composers:


08 November, 2017

Suhasini Koratkar: Classical Vocalist Who Enriched The Special Flavour Of Bhendibazaar

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Hindustani music lost last night a senior exponent of one of the distinct streams of khayal. Eclecticism defined the Pune-based artiste’s pursuit of various aspects about her Mumbai-origin school.


06 November, 2017

What Flaw Kept Disturbing This Flautist Genius While Delivering An Intensely Cerebral Stretch?

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

If eccentricity was one trait of Flute Mali, then the audiovisuals of a 1985 concert best exemplify it. A look at the unconventional stage conduct of late Carnatic instrumentalist T.R. Mahalingam on his 91st birthday


03 November, 2017

How A Fluctuating Atheist And Sure Marxist Excelled As A Kathakali Artiste

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Pariyanampatta Divakaran went on to be largely a non-believer while scaling heights in a Kerala classical dance-drama that revolves around Puranas. A take on the artiste who died the other day


24 October, 2017

Gurgles Of Cauvery, Resonance Of Partition: The Surge Of Indian Classical Music

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Two young-generation vocalists of Carnatic and Hindustani systems celebrate their birthday today. A look at the artistic journeys of Pattabhirama Pandit and Kaushiki Chakraborty...


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21 October, 2017

How Well Can A Filmmaker Zoom Up After Debut Work?

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

His growth as an Assamese director to reckon with largely happened subsequent to his first work on the celluloid. A look at Aparoopa, the earliest film of Jahnu Barua, who turned 65 this week...


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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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