S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

The Nation Strikes Back

It’s the liberals…nervousness

14 June 2024
Cover Stories
Why It Is Still Modi

For India’s choice, the days after June 4 are a prologue as well as a provocation

07 June 2024
The Assault of the Caveat

Why they can't come to terms with Modi's conviction politics

10 May 2024
The Conceit of Social Justice Politics

As Modi challenges the dogma of division

03 May 2024
Cover Stories
The Wounded Happiness of Salman Rushdie

What it takes to be a writer in the time of hate. Rushdie returns to that August morning in 2022 when he almost died under the knife of a man inspired by the late Ayatollah Khomeini’s death decree against the author

19 April 2024
The Politics of Alarmism

Those who charge Modi’s India with extra-constitutionalism mistake adherence for absolutism

05 April 2024
Márquez’s Love and Other Demons

Until August shows why the afterlife of writers is larger than what we read on the pages

22 March 2024
No One Versus No One Else

The limits of I.N.D.I.A. in Modi’s India

15 March 2024
Modi’s Family Values

And how they repudiate the privatisation of empowerment

08 March 2024


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

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 an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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