Nandini Nair

Reham and Imran Khan, 2015
Battle for Pakistan 2018
Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

An Indian love child and other wild revelations. Former wife Reham Khan shames Imran in her memoir

19 July 2018
Upamanyu Chatterjee
Upamanyu Chatterjee: Oddball Savant

On the 30th anniversary of the book that launched him, Upamanyu Chatterjee seeks his own revenge by shooing away holy cows with a new novella

04 July 2018
Paul Salopek on his Out of Eden Walk
Paul Salopek: ‘Walking turns the planet new again’

Paul Salopek is retracing on foot the route our ancestors took out of Africa. Nandini Nair meets up with the adventurist of slow journalism

27 June 2018
Leila Slimani
Grey Matter

From a murderous maid to a ruminating lover

16 May 2018
‘Picturing The Divine’ (200-1500 CE)
Art & Culture
Hand-Axe to Sher-Gil

A landmark exhibition highlights India’s connections with the world down the ages

09 May 2018
Dilli Darshan with Virgina Woolf
Travel Issue 2018
Dilli Darshan with Virginia Woolf

Women writers as city guides

03 May 2018
Kettle and creamer from a tea set: ‘In what shape can one fashion a tea pot?’ an artisan might have asked his companion back in the 1870s. ‘How about in the shape of a bird?’ he might have replied, ‘With the beak as the spout.’ And that is exactly what they did. The bird-shaped kettle and creamer herald India’s cosmopolitanism and creativity. Made with silver and gold, Arora says that the handle of the tea pot (which is shaped like the coil of a snake) has a special material in it that prevents it from heat
Art & Culture
The Jewel in the Crown

The Amrapali Museum in Jaipur is a rare celebration of Indian jewellery and craftsmanship

04 April 2018
Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin: ‘Without sexual freedom women will never get equality’

The third of her seven-volume memoir is out in English and Taslima Nasrin still remains a rebel with no regrets

28 March 2018
Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff: The World Is What It Was

Maya Jasanoff uses Joseph Conrad as a guide to globalisation in the modern world. The historian in conversation with Nandini Nair

07 March 2018
Alain Passard
Alain Passard: In His Elements

For Alain Passard, it is all about earth and water, air and fire. The iconic French chef talks about his culinary journey in a conversation with Nandini Nair

28 February 2018


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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