25 October, 2020
From The Editor

The Hateras And Us

What happened in Hathras was symptomatic of a larger malaise—of administrative impunity fed by unbridled arr­ogance of those at the helm who consider themselves unaccountable.

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October 19, 2020

Cover Story

  • She, The Dalit

    Red Earth And The Sky A Dalit Blue

    A searing account on the price Dalit women pay to be just themselves—Dalit women

    October 19, 2020 | Christina Dhanaraj
  • She, The Dalit

    The Ghost Of Manu

    It still haunts modern law, and colours its fabric in a deep blood-red dye of caste. How many times do we need a Hathras to prove that?

    October 19, 2020 | Kiruba Munusamy
  • She, The Dalit

    Casteaways

    Hathras throws up uncomfortable questions for BJP. Opposition finds a political weapon.

    October 19, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • She, The Dalit

    Politics As A Sedative

    Why a high number of Dalit MPs or MLAs brings no automatic succour

    October 19, 2020 | Meera Velayudhan
  • She, The Dalit

    Media’s Conspiracy Of Silence

    The Indian media has always looked at Dalit issues through the opaque prism of Savarna...

    October 19, 2020 | Jeyarani
  • She, The Dalit

    Interjections, Intersections...

    What is anti-caste intersectional feminism? That’s where the overlapping shadows...

    October 19, 2020 | Swati Kamble

National

  • Law/Rejig

    Old Law Machine Seeks A New Engine

    An MHA-appointed committee reviewing criminal laws triggers fears that it may lead to more curtailing of rights.

    October 19, 2020 | Preetha Nair
  • Interview

    ‘It Should Have Been Given To The...’

    Former Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur talks to Outlook about his apprehensions about the five-member committee constituted to...

    October 19, 2020 | Preetha Nair
  • Interview

    ‘If People Are So Against Sedition Law...’

    Ranbir Singh, head of the committee for reforms in criminal laws, talks to Outlook about criticisms of its functioning and the scope...

    October 19, 2020 | Preetha Nair
  • Bollywood/Case Diary

    Murder That Never Was

    Forensic report says Sushant Singh Rajput killed himself, but family and a few TV anchors stick to murder

    October 19, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy
  • States/Odisha

    In Naveen’s Crosshairs

    A vengeful government targets the No. 1 Odia news channel

    October 19, 2020 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Politics/Farm Laws

    Abandon Ship!

    Time for a reality check—pulls and pressures of coalition hits the BJP as the NDA loses allies before crucial state elections

    October 19, 2020 | Preetha Nair
  • Politics/Farm Laws

    Going For The Jugular

    Congress finds a chink in governnent’s armour

    October 19, 2020 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Bihar/Personality

    Only A Pegasus Dares

    Propelled by a righteous urge to cure all of Bihar’s ills, newcomer Pushpam Priya...

    October 19, 2020 | Giridhar Jha
  • Tourism/Post-Lockdown

    Kashmir On Trek Minus Tourists

    Local adventure-seekers are filling the space, exploring their backyard like never before

    October 19, 2020 | Naseer Ganai

International

  • Square Formation

    As Quad foreign ministers meet in Tokyo, an angry China keeps its eyes peeled

    October 19, 2020 | Seema Guha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    October 19, 2020
  • The Foreign Hand

    Donald Trump is the latest is in a long list of US presidents who have tried to...

    October 19, 2020

Poliglot

  • Now What? Hug it Out

    TMC MP-turned-BJP leader Anupam Hazra dared to make fun of coronavirus till the unforgiving virus caught up him. Will he keep his...

    by October 19, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • An Anomaly Of A Scam

    A BJP leader and a former police officer find themselves in the dock after a recruitment scam was exposed in Assam

    by October 19, 2020 | Outlook Bureau
  • A Cash Course For Detectives

    Crores of rupees in freshly-minted notes seized during the height of the demonetisation chaos. But CBI says all accounted for.

    October 19, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    October 19, 2020

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

October 19, 2020

One Too Many

Several regional parties in the fray could help BJP in next year’s assembly polls in Assam

by Abdul Gani | October 19, 2020

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

Serious Men

Sudhir Mishra's Serious Man is a sensitive story about the aspirations of a middle-class family.

October 19, 2020 | Vani Tripathi Tikoo

Sports

Interview

T20 Has Changed Fielding; Now You Have To Defend Boundaries’

Jonty Rhodes continues to remain the barometer for fielding standards. Now the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab, Rhodes talks about cricket, wellness, evils of society and his upcoming Swedish adventure.

October 19, 2020 | Soumitra Bose

Books

Book Review

Polished Into Gold

A pioneering Indian feminist writes about her formative influences, determination to succeed and her innermost experiences.

October 19, 2020 | Kalpana Sharma

Diary

Madhubani Diary

Dalit artist Malvika Raj paints a portrait with words...on how she uses colours and forms to showcase her world view.

October 19, 2020 | Malvika Raj

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

19 October 2020