Manju Sara Rajan

The Final Whistle

Can the unthinkable happen? Will Indians finally abandon the pressure cooker?

08 September 2010
An Unhappy Food Story

Why it is so hard to start a good restaurant in India

10 June 2010
Maid in India

Surviving the new Indian maid

27 May 2010
Jessica Lall Case

In a rare victory for the ‘mango people’, Manu Sharma was retried that December, and convicted.

21 April 2010
Real India
Tuneful Whistleblowers

In this association of engineers, software professionals and doctors, whistling is a group activity.

25 February 2010
Jhunjhunwala’s Real Bull Run

It took 17 years for him to become a father and it beat anything that all his thousands of crores could buy.

23 February 2010
Art & Culture
Balasaheb, You Are a Lucky Man

Sir, you will not be watching MNIK. But because of your hue and cry, I saw it. So I think it’s only fair that you share my suffering.

16 February 2010
About a Child Gold Smuggler

As the price of gold hovers around record numbers, memories of another time when you, like Susan, were probably a gold smuggler.

10 February 2010
The Halal Way to World Peace

He is India’s most voluble Muslim on television today. Just who is Dr Zakir Naik?

09 December 2009
Art & Culture
The Worst Kept Secret

If you are buying art as an investment, there is something you should know about the art world. It’s murky to put it mildly.

02 December 2009


Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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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