S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

It’s the Popularity, Dammit!

Narendra Modi could be the one who can tell the world that strength and popularity do not necessarily breed autocracy

07 August 2014
Hate Wave from Gaza

The new wave of anti-Semitism is sustained by an ahistorical misreading of the origins of terror and the struggle for existence

31 July 2014
Romancing the rogue

In the big bad world, it is again the Russian who happens to be the biggest baddie

24 July 2014
The Free Spirit

The words of Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014) made South Africa a less dangerous place—and literature an argument for freedom

17 July 2014
One+One=A Bigger One

Now with Shah in the party headquarters and Modi in South Block, there is harmony between the organisation and the Government

10 July 2014
AK antony
Saint Antony and the Oligarchy of Communalism

How come AK Antony’s conscience did not stir when his secular party mined minority ghettos for votes?

03 July 2014
Bring back some imperialism please

Political Islam triumphs because freedom is an idea that no longer appeals to leaders of the so-called free world

26 June 2014
‘I have an ill-defined yearning to belong to some stretch of this earth’

Zia Haider Rahman’s first novel, In the Light of What We Know, is already the literary event of the year (reviewed in Open, ‘A Groundbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, 23 June 2014). Born in Bangladesh and educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Yale, Rahman has worked as an investment banker and human rights lawyer. The novelist in conversation with S Prasannarajan, editor, Open magazine

26 June 2014
Westward Ho!

India can do without China envy, but it needs to make use of democracy with more vigour. And that is what India expects from Prime Minister Modi

19 June 2014
A groundbreaking work of staggering genius

It is the slow dance of the mind that animates the pages of Zia Haider Rahman. He holds the planet in his palm and plays with it

12 June 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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