Madhavankutty Pillai

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

A Hindi Film on Paper

The reaction of a literary snob on turning the pages of a Chetan Bhagat book for the first time

21 October 2011
The Remembered Pain

Its apartheid past looms over South Africa as a perpetual reminder even as it gets ready to lead the ‘African decade’

14 October 2011
Reality Check

The style is reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s, but Binoo K John works with a disadvantage. He writes in English

14 July 2011
The Lies of Nations

Nuclear haves and have-nots are blinkered hypocrites in this memoir of former IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei

22 June 2011
‘We are lucky not to have seen a dirty bomb’

Peace Nobel laureate ElBaradei on the dangers and inequities of the nuclear world. And why he admires Manmohan Singh so much.

22 June 2011
High Tea

Amidst the cold green hills of Munnar

27 April 2011
How to Buy a Business Jet

Posing as a serious customer, one man sets out to buy a Gulfstream private jet

14 April 2011
Art & Culture
The Photographer of Dhobi Ghat

When Jyotika Jain was signed on for the movie, she had hundreds of photos of female train commuters but no clue what film photography meant

31 March 2011
The World Cup Mall

Dhoni TVs, Sachin toothpastes, stockbrokers who turn travel agents and hundreds of cameramen taking three-and-a-half thousand flights

16 February 2011


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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