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VK Shashikumar

terror
India
From Media Hero to Terror Suspect

Journalist Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi is in the dock for his alleged role in the terror attack on the vehicle of an Israeli diplomat in Delhi on 13 February. But he is no shady ‘freelancer’ working in obscurity, as the police are making it out to be

18 March 2012
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Video
The Madhu Koda Interview (Part 3)

“Why am in jail? Where is the evidence against me?”

21 April 2011
Video
The Madhu Koda Interview (Part 2)

“Usha Martin and Tata Steel are certainly involved... [though] their involvement is invisible.”

21 April 2011
Video
The Madhu Koda Interview (Part 1)

Former chief minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda speaks to Open in the first on-record interview since his arrest.

21 April 2011
koda-framed
India
Was This Man Framed?

The question why Madhu Koda was charged with money laundering is as unsettling as the supposed evidence against him. Speaking to Open, Jharkhand’s former Chief Minister is loud and clear that he is a victim of corporate greed in conspiracy with venal politics

20 April 2011
koda
India
“Why Am I in Jail?”

“Where is the evidence against me?,” asks former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda in the first on-record interview since his arrest.

20 April 2011
rajpaksa
World
‘He used the military for personal gains’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother and Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was in New Delhi recently. He told Open that former army chief General Sarath Fonseka, who had contested the presidential elections, will be tried for treason and for politicising the army.

17 February 2010
strategy
India
Wired for Victory, Sirji

It’s an information revolution in India’s remotest corners. Here’s how Naveen Patnaik’s BJD used technology and statistical wizardry to beat anti incumbency

19 June 2009
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World
No Quarter Given

This is how Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of the island nation, orchestrated the military and political operations that brought down the LTTE. Find out how he did what previous presidents could not

12 June 2009

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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