Madhavankutty Pillai

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

The Heart Money

A form of venture funding, which uses the profit motive to create social change, is slowly making its presence felt in India.

12 May 2010
Hanif and the Sea of Stories

Hanif Kureishi’s older stories are brilliant, funny and compelling. But the newer ones are a disappointment.

07 May 2010
‘Indian Writing in English has Become Boring’

Hanif Kureishi on writing, racism and radical Islam.

06 May 2010

Co-publisher John Goldwater wanted an everyday American boy, the opposite of Superman.

29 April 2010
Famous Aviation Deaths

The last Polish head of state to die in office, Wladyslaw Sikorski, also died in a plane crash.

15 April 2010
‘It Works’, So It Must be True… You Wish

Why astrologers and their clients see truth and validity in astrology where none exists.

09 April 2010
The Scientific Case against Astrology

Extensive tests, including one by India’s most famous astrophysicist, confirm that astrology is a hoax.

08 April 2010
The Death Debate

While we debate the merits of euthanasia, while well-meaning emotion battles hard-headed reason, Aruna Shanbag languishes in her vegetative state in a hospital bed. It’s been 40 years. Get your head around it.

02 March 2010
Art & Culture
From the Horse’s Mouth

The Kala Ghoda fest is supposedly about nine days of ‘cultural’ activity. But it’s really more a street fair.

17 February 2010
Obituary of a Tribe

Boa, an 85-year-old Andamanese, who was the last living member of an ancient tribe, died on Republic Day.

16 February 2010


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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