Nandini Nair

In Memoriam: Hilary Mantel (1952-2022)
Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel dies at 70

Often described as one of the finest writers of the 21st century, she is the first woman and only the fourth person to win two Booker prizes

23 September 2022
Strokes of Freedom
Art & Culture
Strokes of Freedom

Acts of resistance and resilience by five generations of women artists

23 September 2022
Jerry Pinto: Mumbai on His Mind
Jerry Pinto: Mumbai on His Mind

Jerry Pinto’s new novel is about urban adolescence in the eighties. He speaks to Open about the humiliations of college and the joys of language

16 September 2022
‘Grief takes many shapes In the novel,’ says Jokha Alharthi

Omani author Jokha Alharthi’s new book chronicles a young woman’s attempts to understand home and belonging. The author in conversation with Open

26 August 2022
‘I write more with my ears than my eyes,’ says Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid’s new book upends the idea of racial categories. He speaks about why his novels are love stories

19 August 2022
‘I want to treat facts of history as sacred,’ says Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna’s new novel recounts the horrors of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The author and diplomat speaks to Nandini Nair about writing the history of Punjab and the freedom struggle through fiction

22 July 2022
Art & Culture
Finding Husain in Kudje

A new museum, spread over eight acres, and with eight galleries, on the outskirts of Pune democratises art and art viewership

10 June 2022
Jeet Thayil and Ranjit Hoskote on Indian Poetry

‘There is an urgency and commitment in the voices of the poets in this book.’ A conversation between poets Jeet Thayil and Ranjit Hoskote about an anthology of modern Indian poetry edited by the former

13 May 2022
Cover Stories
The Class of Covid

For Generation Z, the last two years have forced a shift in perspectives and priorities. A chronicle of how college students survived the pandemic

13 May 2022
Art & Culture
Adequate and Suitable

This year’s India Art Fair allows South Asian artists to enjoy the well-deserved limelight

29 April 2022


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 Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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