S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

1989: Between History and Memory

The threat today is no longer from the comic strip communism of Pyongyang. It is the ex-communist as an aggrieved nationalist, or the pinstriped communist as a Confucian capitalist, who challenges the world

06 November 2014
The Constant Campaigner

For Narendra Modi, power is a permanent struggle

22 October 2014
The Enchantment of Riches

Even if it is not yet glorious, it is cool to be rich in an India that is shedding its socialist habits. You do not have to be a socialist to create an equal society. Even a responsible capitalist can achieve that

16 October 2014
A Bogus Chinese Dream

The streets of Hong Kong may go quiet and Wong may vanish from front pages, but the eruption of minds is what frightens autocracies such as China

10 October 2014
The Making of an Oriental Cult

Modi’s ongoing conversation with the world provides the first draft of an Indian leader’s vision for himself as the new wise man of the Orient

01 October 2014
The Pathology of Anti-Americanism

Narendra Modi’s American journey should be the beginning of a historical correction. The one who could be India’s Reagan should remain untouched by an ism abandoned by history

25 September 2014
A Tale of Two Leaders

So will Xi update a classic by the Chairman: Let a billion dreams come true? That will be a Xi change

18 September 2014
The World of Modi

It is China, a First World power with a Third World mindset, that will test Modi’s still evolving art of internationalism

11 September 2014
The Jihadi Chic

The videotape jihad has been replaced by the YouTube jihad, and the geography of revolution has shifted from Afghanistan to Syria

04 September 2014
One Hundred Days of Rectitude

Modi’s ‘Broken India’ theme carries the first notation of Conservatism—and a moderniser’s social vision

28 August 2014


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 several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

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 is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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