Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi Aiyar is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has spent the last two decades reporting from China, Europe, Indonesia and Japan. Her most recent book is Orienting: An Indian in Japan. She is a contributor to Open

Full of Sound and Fury

An advisory for Indians who seek less noisy public squares

06 May 2022
Foolish Food Fights

Revelations from a gustatory gambol across the world

22 April 2022
The Duality of the Hijab

Indian liberals see it as choice but their Indonesian counterparts as coercion

08 April 2022
Party and the Family

What Sonia Gandhi can learn from Megawati Sukarnoputri

25 March 2022
A View from the Elite Ghettos

The loneliness of the Indian foreign correspondent

11 March 2022
The Clasp of Civilisations

Traces of India from China to Spain show culture is never static

25 February 2022
The Game of the Name

What we call our children says a lot about us as a society

11 February 2022
China on the Mind

Between authoritarianism and majoritarianism

28 January 2022
My Love Affair with My Passport

It’s about romantic notions rather than bald facts

14 January 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 a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

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


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