Pramila N. Phatarphekar

Hum Do, Hamara Ek

Single-child families are increasingly becoming the norm in urban India.

02 April 2010
Back in Trouble

How chairs, cars and computers are killing our backs. Open decodes the achy algebra of L5 to S5, the most troubled vertebrae in our lower spine.

25 March 2010
“We can’t disable our hidden brain”

Author Shankar Vedantam on the mental prejudice-graph which kicks in as early as age three, how it influences stock markets and why it turns some into suicide bombers.

17 March 2010
Red Earth and Pouring Grain

The Green revolution may not be enough. As India stares at a terminal food crisis, it’s time for a grain revolution. And our ancient millets might just be the gleaming superfoods of the future. Good for our tired soil and undernourished stomachs.

02 March 2010
“We cannot afford not to be here”

Only five out of 50 luxury Indian hotels passed the quality audit of acclaimed hospitality association Relais & Châteaux. Announcing the India launch of Relais & Châteaux, Jaume Tapies, international president, and Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, CEO, spoke to Open on why India is uppermost on their minds.

26 February 2010
Slumdog Sambhar

A sneak preview of Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape, the celeb chef’s TV quest to find Indian food in the jungles and street-kitchens of India.

17 February 2010
Art & Culture
Outside the iPod

From Carnatic and Hindustani classical performances to religio-folk songs and fusion bands, it’s three days and nights dedicated to discovering the richness of Indian music.

04 February 2010
“Kids at age 14 are like old men post 40”

Even as weight-loss surgery turns fashionable, Dr Dhuper is trying to treat obesity before the need arises.

03 February 2010
Stale Crumbs

Skip the mouldy advice in this entree and savour the classic Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma instead.

27 January 2010
Small Normals

Be it our daily bread, the birds outside our windows or parenting styles, things aren’t like they used to be.

24 December 2009


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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


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