Madhavankutty Pillai

Madhavankutty Pillai has no specialisations whatsoever. He is among the last of the generalists. And also Open chief of bureau, Mumbai  

Losing the Drive
Losing the Drive

The crisis in the automobile sector is a harbinger of a permanent change in transportation

15 August 2019
The Last Remains of Khilafat
The Last Remains of Khilafat

How a house and a committee in Mumbai continue to be testament to a hundred-year-old agitation

09 August 2019
Minimum Governance Maximum Taxation
Minimum Governance Maximum Taxation

What the move to jail corporate executives for CSR non-compliance says about this Government

02 August 2019
Small World
The Moon: Lunar Race

Chandrayaan 2 and man’s first moon landing

26 July 2019
A Block on the Information Highway

The Government shoots itself in the foot with the RTI amendment

26 July 2019
Open Decade 2009-2019
Gods and Godmen

The rise of the spiritual market has been marked by open political leanings and reduced immunity for criminal activities

19 July 2019
Small World
The Last Resort of Politics

It would be easy to think that resort politics is a modern dilution of the politics of conviction which legislators don’t have anymore

12 July 2019
On Literary Dabs by Finance Ministers

The light touch

12 July 2019
The Unwinnable Argument

Why Article 15 comes in unfairly for flak from both upper castes and Dalits

05 July 2019
Dhoni’s Finale

By the end of this World Cup, he might be legend or scapegoat

28 June 2019


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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