Jaideep Mazumdar

The Marxists’ Private Army

The CPM denies it, but out in the wilderness there is evidence that the party is raising a militia armed to the teeth. “No guns in photos,” were the handlers’ orders to us

04 November 2010
Bad News from Below

The crumbling Metro Rail of Kolkata is hurting Mamata Banerjee’s image in the state

28 October 2010
Real India
A Macabre Hobby

Since his college days, Krishnendu Singha has maintained a record of deaths in his district

28 October 2010
A Script Gone Horribly Wrong

The story of land reforms and their fate is enough to explain the rise and fall of the Left in West Bengal

21 October 2010
Real India
Meghalaya’s Hot New Tune

The CM has voted 99 times and is mobilising support to ensure a local choir’s victory in a reality show.

30 September 2010
Art & Culture
A Brahmin Gives Jesus an Indian Makeover

And there is nothing contradictory or ironic about it, he would have you believe.

16 September 2010
Art & Culture
Catholic Church Goes Desi

The Catholic church in India is out on a limb to indigenise. Images such as Jesus seated on a lotus in padmasana and the Virgin Mary clad in a sari are now commonplace.

16 September 2010
Real India
The States of Marriage

A family feud leads to a dispute between the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments.

09 September 2010
Not Withering Away, Just Yet

It sells just 8,000 units a year, but the venerable Ambassador is getting some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with a redesign that will make it look almost exactly the same.

08 September 2010
Big Fat Family

In what could be the largest family in the world, men live with dozens of wives and scores of children, and all survive in enviable peace.

03 September 2010


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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

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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