S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

The Power of Absence
The Power of Absence

In the Elizabethan code of leadership, unspoken words and unshown emotions could move a people

16 September 2022
The Triumphs and Laments of Mikhail Gorbachev

He was the choreographer of his own retreat in the larger drama of liberation

02 September 2022
The Rage of the Fringe

Who are the losers in ‘my god versus your god’?

26 August 2022
Cover Stories
Who Wants Salman Rushdie Killed?

Thirty-three years after the fatwa, the author of the Satanic Verses was grievously injured in an assassination attempt at a literary event in New York. The attack, by a 24-year-old man inspired by the forces unleashed by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, reminds the world how alive is the murderous fury of radical Islam against the freedom of ideas and imagination

19 August 2022
Rushdie’s Quest
Why We Need Salman Rushdie

The attack on him is a reminder that the pursuit of truth is always pitted against the bloody profanities of faith

13 August 2022
Cover Stories
Nation (Re)building

As India looks within to see the future

11 August 2022
Lost Americana

Why Xi and Putin are not scared of the erstwhile leader of the free world

05 August 2022
Technocrat or Alchemist?

Choosing your new leader

15 July 2022
The Tragedy of Boris Johnson

When politics becomes a study of character

08 July 2022


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Ram Madhav

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Makarand R Paranjape

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