Jaideep Mazumdar

Real India
Comedy of Postal Errors

Imagine the confusion when 146 families have just one common address

27 January 2011
Real India
Nagaland’s Prickly Prisons

A debate brews over the practice of putting criminals in cages lined with an itchy paste

21 January 2011
Art & Culture
And Roles for All

Inviting the audience to perform, a Bengal theatre group has galvanised activism in Indian villages. And engineered the scrapping of a Reliance SEZ in Maharashtra

13 January 2011
Real India
Revenge of the Rooster

The story of a murderer on the run

13 January 2011
Real India
A Diploma in Plumbing

Kendrapara in Orissa is home to the only plumbing school in South Asia

23 December 2010
True Life
The River Rider

The Amazon, Ganga and Brahmaputra are not enough for Andy Leeman. Having sailed six rivers across the world, he now has his sights set on the Yangtze in China. Open meets the tireless river campaigner

09 December 2010
At a Complete Loss

Thirty-three years of uninterrupted Left rule in Bengal has left the state’s finances in a mess

09 December 2010
Real India
Secret of the Raj

A mysterious chamber has been found in what was once Warren Hastings’ house in Kolkata.

04 December 2010
Real India
Meter Down

A women’s group in Shillong objects to ‘women only’ taxis, calling it gender segregation.

26 November 2010
The 1962 jailing of Chinese Indians

Recent revelations of India’s official attitude towards people of Chinese origin within its borders after the Indo-China war are simply too shocking to ignore.

21 November 2010


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MJ Akbar

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Ram Madhav

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