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Madhavankutty Pillai

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

Bidding for the Best Outcome
Feature
Bidding for the Best Outcome

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, who won the Economics Nobel this year, showed that intelligent auction design could maximise benefits for both sellers and buyers

16 October 2020
A Cancel Culture Mutation
Columns
A Cancel Culture Mutation

Tanishq pulling out a harmless ad is one more precedent for social media coercion

16 October 2020
The Blank Canvas
Columns
The Blank Canvas

Why fiction has always been in love with the Black Hole

09 October 2020
Grass Roots
Cover Stories
Grass Roots

Marijuana was not considered a social evil in the past and its return to respectability is inevitable in India

02 October 2020
The Unargumentative Indian
Columns
The Unargumentative Indian

Why India does not see US-style presidential debates

02 October 2020
The Mental Siege
Cover Stories
The Mental Siege

India’s response to Covid-19 is defined by the pandemic’s beginning when it was thought to be far deadlier and alien

25 September 2020
Columns
A Lesson from Bihar

Why bureaucrats need a cooling-off period after retirement

25 September 2020
The Season of Conspiracy Theories
Feature
The Season of Conspiracy Theories

It wouldn’t be surprising to see bigger conspiracies taking hold of the public imagination

18 September 2020
Columns
Not the Imagined Aliens

Even if Venus has life, is it an answer to the loneliness of life on Earth?

18 September 2020
Columns
Notes on a Hounding

The idea of good versus bad media trials and mob lynchings only perpetuates the practice

11 September 2020

Authors

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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