Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Shashi Tharoor
The Hindu Way of Writing

Both scholarly and simple in his argument, Shashi Tharoor celebrates Indian syncretism

14 March 2018
A portrait of Mir Jafar Khan
Woes of a Warrior

The prince who took on the East India Company for the era’s biggest port city

21 February 2018
Being blessed at a temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Lost in the South

Charles Allen’s south Indian journey misses many historical moments

10 January 2018
Sunrise at Mount Kailash
A Letter from Shiva’s Abode

The sacred and the profane

09 November 2017
Amitabha beneath a canopy held by apsaras and flanked by Bodhisattvas in cave 217
Enlightenment in the Gobi Desert

Amidst the India-China standoff elsewhere, art unites the two countries on the Silk Road. Nanditha Krishna looks at the Grottoes of a Thousand Buddhas to realise how civilisation is a unifying force even in the time of adversity

19 July 2017
Stone chariot at the Vittala temple, Hampi
Hampi: Return to a Forgotten Empire

In Hampi lies a larger tragedy of south India

11 May 2017


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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

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. Views are personal


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