S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

A manual for Mr Modi

Prime Minister Modi should not stop being the natural communicator that he is

05 June 2014
What kind of Strongman does India need?

The strong leader was a beguiling idea, and Modi was hovering over India, reminding us of the price we had paid for tolerating a weakling for ten years

29 May 2014
No Harm, Cry a Little More

It is cool to be a leader with a dash of emotionalism. There are occasions when shedding tears—or holding them back—in front of television cameras is the right thing to do.

22 May 2014
The Right Man

The most audacious journey in the politics of India comes to a historic finale as Narendra Modi, a lone man on a mission, inherits an India transformed by his ideas of modernity

16 May 2014
Modi could be the One

India, hurt and humiliated, needs more than a no-nonsensical administrator answerable to the people

08 May 2014
Anyone but the One

The One is Modi now, and at this moment in Indian politics, as the poet would have said, the performer and the performance have become one.

01 May 2014
El Realismo Gabo, Forever

The reality of the world Gabriel García Márquez inherited needed a redeemer, a storyteller. El Maestro lived to tell the tale

24 April 2014
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
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
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


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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