Madhavankutty Pillai

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

God’s Own Feminists

The bizarre world of ants and why a handful choose to study it

28 October 2009
Revenge of the Rs 200 Ticket

An honest review of Diwali extravaganza Blue.

21 October 2009
The Inheritance

A rare genetic disorder can be the most crushing and lonely ordeal to suffer.

15 October 2009
India and the Nobel Prize

While Indians rarely figure in the list of Nobel Prize winners, we haven’t been entirely missing either.

07 October 2009
‘Fizzle’ as in Bombs

The yield from the Hiroshima atom bomb was 18 KT. The Pokhran ‘fizzle’ yielded around 27 KT.

03 September 2009
Life after a Life Sentence

Some of them spent their best years in prison. They were young when they went in and middle-aged when they were released. Some are still serving time. What does freedom mean to such people? Here it is in their own words

13 August 2009
Kapil’s Kaplish

Kapil Dev, without any struggle, has got complete independence from the rules of the English language

13 August 2009
My Name Is Hitler

A second-hand bookseller in Mumbai dreams everyday of liberating himself from his name

13 August 2009
Confessions of a Sexologist

“One out of ten patients have problems because of inadequate knowledge of sexual positions”

10 July 2009
Real India
Sending off Strangers

Kishore Bhatt, 57, has a long relationship with the dead. A caretaker of unclaimed corpses, he’s ensured dignity for more than 2,000 dead in the past 40 years

26 June 2009


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. Views are personal

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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