Nandini Nair

Yann Martel: The Bridge of Faith

Yann Martel handles life’s big mysteries with the lightest of touch. Will he finally emerge from the shadow of his blockbuster fiction? The novelist in conversation with Nandini Nair

03 February 2016
Colm Tóibín: “I think people still think that men are more important. I just don’t see that”

Irish author Colm Tóibín is known for his accuracy of detail, whether it is in his descriptions of his walk along the Irish border (Bad Blood) or the emotions of Mary after her son’s crucifixion (The Testament of Mary). He talks to Nandini Nair about the rich solitude that domesticity offers, the genius of Jane Austen and watching his book come alive. Excerpts:

03 February 2016
Margaret Atwood: Time Keeper

Anchored by dystopias, Margaret Atwood’s prescience has often proved uncanny

03 February 2016
JLF 2016: Word at Your Feet

Stars, the star-struck and other delights and diversions at literature’s biggest carnival

27 January 2016
Helen Macdonald: “We suffer in silence for the most part”

Helen Macdonald talks about ‘the archaeology of grief’, the influence of Shakespeare and why parrots are vindictive. Excerpts from an interview with Nandini Nair

27 January 2016
Steve McCurry: “You are delighted and horrified in India. You are never bored here. It takes you on a journey of discovery”

Steve McCurry speaks to Open about the perils of globalisation, his love for the monsoons and what’s next. Excerpts

27 January 2016


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

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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