S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

The Fear of Change
The Fear of Change

Rattled by Modi, we make too much noise about our lost little worlds

13 September 2019
Rushdie’s Quest
Rushdie’s Quest

Cervantes gets a worthy successor

30 August 2019
The End of a Conversation
The End of a Conversation

Stray thoughts on politics after the death of Arun Jaitley

30 August 2019
Death by Shame
Death by Shame

Is it shame that killed VG Siddhartha and Jeffrey Epstein, the good billionaire and the bad billionaire? They reached the summit only to be pushed into the abyss by shame

15 August 2019
Editor's Note: Freedom Issue 2019
Editor's Note
How Article 370 Separated India from Indians

Maybe the alarmism would have been less shrill had the Article-slayer been a non-Modi

09 August 2019
5 Fundamental Shifts in Politics and Policies
Cover Story
India’s Adventure with Modi

Five fundamental shifts in politics and policies

02 August 2019
Being Boris

Can Boris Johnson play Churchill in the divided kingdom?

26 July 2019
Open Decade 2009-2019
Open Decade (2009-2019): Editor’s Note

The rustle of our pages came from a fast evolving society’s political and cultural churn. We never wanted the argument to stop; we held a perceiving mirror up to it

19 July 2019
Modi Versus Them

The Aesthetics of power

05 July 2019


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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