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.

Have You Been to Krabi?

Why you must not waste time on Bangkok

27 April 2011
Stuck with the Mascot

The great liberator, in time, will become the problem

16 April 2011
The Anna Hazare Show

The comic revolution of an obsolete man

06 April 2011
Stringing Us Along

As New Delhi enters its 100th year, an outsider’s spurious tribute

06 January 2011
After the Near Farce

Barkha Dutt had asked Open some questions about the X-Tapes story. Here are the answers.

02 December 2010
The Buck Stops Here Too

After Open carried the transcripts of conversations between two iconic journalists and Niira Radia, a powerful PR person, the Indian media countered the story with strategic silence. A sacred code of Indian journalism had been broken.

25 November 2010
The Importance of Arundhati Roy

She is the creation of the very system she wants to dismantle, she is the anomaly that completes the system. Like Neo in The Matrix

28 October 2010
Art & Culture
Travolta, Passing Through

15 minutes with a Scientologist

30 September 2010
India’s Search for Pride

In the pursuit of national prestige, India does things far more absurd than hosting the Commonwealth Games.

30 September 2010
The Revenge of Rajnikanth

Those who try to understand his extraordinary fame are wasting their time.

17 September 2010


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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