Aditya Iyer

Aditya Iyer is the sports editor at Open

In Thrall to Our Man of Deliverance
General Election 2019
In Thrall to Our Man of Deliverance

The many variations of the idea of Narendra Modi as seen from the ghats of Varanasi

01 May 2019
Priyanka Gandhi in Varanasi, March 20
General Election 2019
Intimately Priyanka

Aditya Iyer finds out how the Gandhi mystique plays out on a campaign trail

04 April 2019
Fans greet Dhoni as he heads out to bat against Australia in India’s last ODI series before the World Cup
Guts & Balls
The Dhoni Question

Is there room for a neutral in the great cricketing debate of this World Cup year?

14 March 2019
Kumbh Mela: Leaps of Faith
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Kumbh Mela: Leaps of Faith

The spiritual is at its most spectacular when sadhus, seers, seekers, nirvana junkies and tourists of religious kitsch descend on Hinduism’s biggest carnival. Aditya Iyer goes to the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

14 February 2019
Djokovic wins a record 7th Australian Open title, his 15th Grand Slam overall
Guts & Balls

Slam No 15, according to the 'rest'

31 January 2019
First Men
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First Men

The future of Test cricket is in safer hands now

10 January 2019
Virat Kohli will lead India's charge at the World Cup in England
World At Their Feet

World Cups in cricket and rugby, a brand new version of a century-old tennis tournament, and Liverpool’s timely tryst with triumph—it promises to be a breakneck year for the sports fanatic

03 January 2019
Kohli’s men celebrate their victory in Adelaide
Up, Down Under

Kohli’s side creates history by becoming the first Indian team to win the opening Test of a series in Australia

12 December 2018


Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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. Views are personal

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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