Hartosh Singh Bal

Hartosh Singh Bal turned from the difficulty of doing mathematics to the ease of writing on politics. Unlike mathematics all this requires is being less wrong than most others who dwell on the subject.

“Surprised a rogue officer is being protected by IB”

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh talks to Open about the Ishrat Jahan case, the Congress Party, allegations of communalism, and Rahul Gandhi

10 July 2013
If Snooping is Scrutiny

A few suggestions on how surveillance may be put to good use

03 July 2013
The Unreliable Source

The second rung of the Congress party, where there is much jostling for power, is the origin of some of the most ridiculous political spin in recent times

15 May 2013
The Man Who is Afraid of a Skullcap

Two books on Narendra Modi establish why it is silly to hope that the bigot will ever be any less bigoted

24 April 2013
The Problem of Our Laws

That Bhullar should hang before Kamal Nath or Jagdish Tytler may not be a travesty of law, but it is a travesty of justice

17 April 2013
Rajiv Gandhi: Middleman?

The cables that were recently released by WikiLeaks portray Rajiv Gandhi as a middleman, an implication the Congress has denied by discrediting WikiLeaks. But the report of the Shah Commission, which investigated the excesses of the Emergency, too, points to Rajiv Gandhi’s inordinate interest in the affairs of Indian Airlines, as well as Indira Gandhi’s intervention on behalf of Boeing during the Emergency

10 April 2013
The Ghost in Uniform

Almost 50 years after his death, a soldier continues to serve in the Indian Army

04 April 2013
Don’t Count Shivraj Chouhan Out

Modi could eventually pave the way for the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s rise in the BJP

03 April 2013
History is in the Telling

Dalrymple’s book is well researched, but that still doesn’t mean we take his account at face value

28 March 2013
Rajnath Uncovers Vedic Roots of Quantum Mechanics

The BJP President’s speech at the party National Council meet, where he outlined India’s contribution to modern science, was as worrying as it was hilarious

13 March 2013


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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