Pramila N. Phatarphekar

Such a Long Journey

The most powerful propellers in aviation history aren’t made by Boeing or Airbus

06 August 2009
Waiting for Godwits

They practice ornithology in their backyards—naming little birdies with broken legs and studying the impact of global warming on transcontinental avian migrations

06 August 2009
Fit after 60

Ageing is no longer what it used to be. India’s elderly have started defying the body clock in ways you never thought possible

23 July 2009
Stretching the Mind

Dr Howard Gardner at Harvard University has had a profound impact on thinking and education. In an exclusive interview with Open, he shares his latest thoughts about the mind and its functioning

10 July 2009
How to Get Smart. Really

Yes, you can. You can tweak your brains to perform better

10 July 2009
Michelin Slop

If mutts could talk, they’d grumble about the boring slop and the dry food that clatters into their bowls

03 July 2009


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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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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