Kalpish Ratna

Kalpish Ratna is the author of The Secret Life of Zika Virus (2017) and Synapse (2019)

Are We Waiting for a Miracle?
Cover Stories
The Ways of the Coronavirus

We may never have met them if we hadn’t threatened their hosts

14 February 2020
(L to R) Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and Garcia d’Orta (1501-1568)
Silence of the Scientists

A recently discovered letter by Galileo offers a clue to the tragic fate that befell the 16th century botanist Garcia d’Orta in Goa and reminds us of the value of freedom

11 October 2018
The fear of the bat
The Myths and Reality About Nipah Virus

The fear of the bat

31 May 2018
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State

Going viral in India

21 September 2016
The War on Microbes

It is time to call a truce—and get to know the microscopic animals inside the zoo that’s the human body

20 December 2013
Misogyny, Rape and Medicine

Close encounters with doctors

28 September 2013
It’s Raining Rats

A killer disease returns to Mumbai

28 August 2013
Not Quite Polio-free Enough

Why India’s strategy to combat polio is mistaken

01 August 2013
Our Recurring Nightmare

The MERS-CoV virus, closely related to the coronaviruses found in bats, has moved from the Middle East to other parts of the world. The WHO’s Director General calls it her greatest concern

26 June 2013
Cry Rape and Be Noticed

How the Delhi rape has wrought a prurient me-too madness in the media and the average citizen

20 January 2013


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 the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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