Sunanda K Datta-Ray is a journalist and author of several books. He is an Open contributor
Sandipan Deb is an IIT-IIM graduate who wandered into journalism after reading a quote from filmmaker George Lucas — “Everyone cage door is open” — and has stayed there (in journalism, not a cage) for the past 19 years. He has written a book on the IITs.
Rosalyn D’Mello is an art critic and the author of A Handbook For My Lover
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.
Boria Majumdar is a sports journalist and author
Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London
Lakshmi Bayi loves travelling, books, films, and elephants. Writing is her way of muttering to herself
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.