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S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

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Voices
What Is Past Is Provocation

The lamentation of Romila Thapar, our most venerable historian, is understandable: philistines have come to dominate the political space. The age of the philosopher king is gone; today it is all about spin and sound bites.

18 April 2014
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Voices
BJP and the Post-Ayodhya God

On a closer read, the BJP’s manifesto ‘One India, Greater India’ is the party’s most definitive documentation of life after Ayodhya.

10 April 2014
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India
Editor’s Note: An Open Republic

This special edition of Open is a celebration of arguments, and we have invited some of the brightest from the world of ideas to make the name of this magazine the abiding ideal of India.

04 April 2014
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Voices
Among the Digital Dissidents

I have not found a better creativity-of-dissent narrative than Emily Parker’s Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground

28 March 2014
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India
Hollow Man

How Manmohan Singh wrecked his party— and defeated Rahul Gandhi even before Narendra Modi could

28 March 2014
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Voices
The Amateur’s Day Out

India today is not the ideal place for a revolution, no matter what hallucinations propel Arvind Kejriwal.

20 March 2014
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Voices
Guess who’s in search of the Führer

Rahul’s Hitler invocation is in tune with the lazy intellectual tradition of our undergraduate radicals and peanut socialists

13 March 2014
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Voices
Return of the Great Terror

No autocrat as sanguineous as Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is at work today, and it’s nostalgia that drives his extraterritorial ambition.

07 March 2014
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India
2014 An Indian Thriller

In the summer thriller of 2014, history sets the stage for India to choose between the fatal and the fabulous.

07 March 2014
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Voices
Why Indian Politics Is Anti-Wealth

The pornography of poverty is the aesthetic of the desperate populist. And there is no place more rewarding than India for him. Pornography sells, and when poverty is marketed as wretchedness over which we have no control, it sells more

28 February 2014

Authors

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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