Kalpish Ratna

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

The Last Free Lunch

The only way to evade diabetes is to stop evading responsibility for what we eat

13 January 2013
Notes to Ourselves

What must we do to survive the persistent onslaught of dengue, malaria, chikungunya, swine flu…?

19 December 2012
Sheep in Wolf Attire

Naomi Wolf’s new book on the vagina is as misogynistic as they come

03 October 2012
The Puzzle of Gilbert Hill

Signs of the Continental Drift are still visible in this densely populated part of Mumbai

17 May 2012
Mama Em’s Cope Book

In literature focused on insanity, the gaze seems to have shifted from the insane. The patient is no longer the victim; that status now belongs to the caregiver

08 May 2012
Arts & Letters
Finding Fact in Fiction

Real life intrudes on fiction all the time. Kalpish Ratna indulge in some literary detection as they search for clues to the true character of Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes’ life and movements

25 March 2012
You Might Be Dangerous

Shoot on sight, and don’t think twice. That seems to be the credo of the Italians on board the Enrica Lexie, unchanged since the European intrusion into our waters in 1498

02 March 2012
Arts & Letters
Mimics and Models

Whatever Jane Austen might think, PD James’ Death Comes to Pemberley ranks among the finest examples of literary mimicry, a genre that has good reason to exist

23 February 2012
Good for the Sole

The abject surrender of medical intelligence in the age of gadgetry

17 February 2012
Art & Culture
Caught in the Act

A dispassionate history of sex and the powerful mythologies that have surrounded it down the ages

27 January 2012


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 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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