Kaveree Bamzai

Kaveree Bamzai is an author and a contributing writer with Open

Misa Bharti (centre) and (L-R) Priyanka Vadra Gandhi, Priya Dutt, Kanimozhi and Kavitha Kalvakuntala
General Election 2019
Sisters Lose

The family bias in Indian politics

25 April 2019
The Cult of Hanuman
General Election 2019
The Cult of Hanuman

Political masculinity gets a divine mascot

18 April 2019
Shefali Shah in Delhi Crime
Tough Girls

From Udaan to Delhi Crime, women police officers are on a roll. Less so in real life

03 April 2019
Ritesh Batra
Ritesh Batra: ‘I believe in building a career, not a project’

Director Ritesh Batra is perhaps India’s most famous film export that few have heard of

27 March 2019
Ranveer Singh
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Ranveer Singh: The Hybrid Star

In a world of ageing Khans who’ve had a particularly terrible 2018, the whispers about Ranveer Singh being the new Khan on the block are becoming louder

14 March 2019
Made in Heaven, a web series by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti
Freedom of Impression

Indian web series and Hindi films begin to defy sexual taboos

13 March 2019
She is the Change
Now Showing in Bollywood: Her Power

She is the Change

06 March 2019
Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika
The Future Is Female

She is the new storyteller

03 January 2019
The Price of Fame
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The Price of Fame

Blatant abuse of power by men is not new in Mumbai cinema. Women who have spoken out have been silenced or sidelined

11 October 2018
The Ultimate Male Model
The Gandhi Issue
The Ultimate Male Model

The anatomy of a pop culture icon

27 September 2018


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 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 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 professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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