Francesca Marino

The author is an Italian journalist and an Indophile

Of Saints and Pandemics
Of Saints and Pandemics

How religion fuels the fear of contagion in southern Italy

06 April 2020
Life in the Time of Coronavirus
When in Rome

On coping with fear and loneliness in the wake of Covid-19

17 March 2020
The Passion of Manzoor Pashteen
The Passion of Manzoor Pashteen

The 25-year-old Pashtun tribal leader is charismatic and defiant, much to the anguish of the powerful Pakistani army

09 March 2020
An Italian Christmas
An Italian Christmas

The symbols of Christmas remain more or less unchanged over the centuries, although their ancient meanings have been lost

24 December 2019
A Magical Mystery Tour of Rome
A Magical Mystery Tour of Rome

The many myths of the historical Italian capital

09 December 2019
To Benares, My Love
To Benares, My Love

Nothing in the city is easy, nor can anything be taken for granted

29 November 2019


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


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