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Journalism has its main streets, where stories flow predictably. But at FactorDaily, we’re more interested in the side alleys, the hidden nooks. Welcome to Outliers, a fresh take on the stories of people who blaze their own trails.

There’s something magnetic about people who think and act differently. They’re the Outliers: the bold thinkers, the brave doers, the ones who shake up the status quo. These individuals, often lost in the noise of everyday news, have stories that need to be told. That’s where our mission at FactorDaily begins.

We’re expanding Outliers at FactorDaily into a full-fledged journalism project. We aim to bring you clear, compelling stories about those shaping the future in unexpected ways. It’s journalism with a dedicated focus on the out-of-the-ordinary.

The Outliers podcast was born in December 2016 with a simple mission: to embark on a journey of deep, freewheeling conversations, exploring the experiences, trials, and triumphs that define the lives of these outliers.

We promise to keep it real, to keep it engaging. There is no fluff, just the genuine stories of people who dare to be different. As we explore these fresh narratives, we invite you to come along, to see the world through different eyes, and be inspired to find your own unique path.

Step in, and let’s explore the world of Outliers together. Every story is a journey, and every journey is worth sharing.



22 December 2022
Exploring the enduring legacy of Shamnad Basheer, whose life's journey reshaped India's legal landscape and inspired a generation of social change-makers.

Birds in data: Counting cuckoos and other stories

20 March 2019
Many legends abound about the monsoon in India — but none so delightful as that around the Jacobin pied cuckoo. A slender black and white cuckoo, the bird is easily identifiable with its long tail and distinctive crest. Even in flight, one can easily spot the bird by the white patches on its wings and […]

How the Phone You Chucked is Killing Seelampur

11 January 2021
The story of a teenage boy Aman is common among the 30,000 men, women and children who expose themselves to toxic fumes, acid splashes and lasting injuries in Seelampur, the town where all our old phones go to die.

Meet India’s women Open Source warriors

05 February 2018
“Shut the f**k up”“Feminism sucks” As Vaishali Thakker, a 23-year old open source programmer looked over the hall filled with around 200 people, she didn’t know how to react to what she had just heard. Thakker was one of the five women on the stage at PyCon India 2017, a conference on the use of […]