Manu Joseph

Manu Joseph became a journalist because he did not have to crack any objective-type entrance exam to be one. He is the author of two novels -- The Illicit Happiness of Other People, and Serious Men, his first, which won The Hindu Literary Prize and was one of Huffington Post 10 Best Books of 2010.

Roger Federer in Shanghai

Watching him from 10 metres away

11 November 2012
The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Seventeen-year-old cartoonist Unni Chacko has jumped off a building. Nobody is able to explain why he did it. The only clues he has left behind are the cartoons and comics he has drawn, which his alcoholic father is trying to decipher. Extracts from Manu Joseph’s new novel

24 August 2012
The Obituary of a Movement

It was good, it was brief

09 August 2012
Let The Overrated Games Begin

The Olympic Games are largely a poor spectacle sustained by the great hoax of nationalism

15 July 2012
Why Are the Suits Crying?

Corporate India, despite its disgust with the Government, is not just complicit in the state of the economy but also largely responsible for it

14 June 2012
Sorry, Kashmir Is Happy

Why is it obscene to accept that a historically wounded people are ready to move on?

20 April 2012
The Indian Search for Extraterrestrials

…or the story of life’s origins

01 April 2012
For a Moment of Statesmanship

With Rushdie, the government has again chosen the cowardice of practicality over the courage of morality

19 January 2012
Shoaib Akhtar, Passing Through

The world according to a muscular man

28 September 2011
Now, the Baba Ramdev Show

The anti-corruption movement enters the aerobic phase

01 June 2011


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

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 an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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