26 October, 2020

Why I Love Outlook

My weekly fix of left-wing liberalism coupled with large dollops of masala sex and mirchi violence.

Why I Love Outlook
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My problem with Outlook is that I’m addicted to it. And like all addictions which are bad, I develop withdrawal symptoms if I don’t get my weekly fix of left-wing liberalism coupled with large dollops of masala sex and mirchi violence. If one adds to all these mouth-watering ingredients generous doses of  conspiracy theory, sensational gossip and eyeball-popping exaggeration, what more can a reader like me want over a weekend to escape from pressing household chores and parental responsibilities?

That’s precisely the problem. I got wild with my newspaper vendor—a fast-dying breed— because he’d often give me the magazine a day late. I just couldn’t stand being asked innocen­tly if I had read so-and-so’s mind-boggling piece in the latest issue of Outlook and then feign ignorance. So I told my vendor to forget it. I’d trudge down every Saturday evening or Sunday morning to pick up my copy from our favourite neighbourhood stationery store. Then the worldwide web changed it all and the net became...

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