Sandipan Deb

Sandipan Deb is an IIT-IIM graduate who wandered into journalism after reading a quote from filmmaker George Lucas — “Everyone cage door is open” — and has stayed there (in journalism, not a cage) for the past 19 years. He has written a book on the IITs.

The Shadow of Shame

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay led with his pen, giving us a revulsion we sorely needed.

08 June 2010
Make Way for Towelheads

Douglas Adams’ intergalactic legacy lives on, celebrated every 25 May.

02 June 2010
To Shift F7 or Not to Shift F7

That is not a mere question. It is an entry to a surreal new world of language.

26 May 2010
Why Hayek Matters

To most of us, Hayek means Salma. But the ideas of Nobel Prize-winning economist-philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek are perhaps more relevant today, to the world and to India, than ever before

21 May 2010
Strangers on our List

Collecting ‘friends’ on Facebook with whom we have nothing left to share.

18 May 2010
Warren Buffett’s Fall From Grace

His golden rule is ‘Never lose money’. He also said it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Has he finally ruined his own?

13 May 2010
A Book with No Ending

Unfinished last works by famous authors have always intrigued readers. Just as fascinating is Herge’s last Tintin, where Haddock loses his taste for whisky and the pages turn blank even as Tintin faces inevitable death.

12 May 2010
Work, Shirk and All That

The definitive guide to being busy just being busy.

12 May 2010
Comic Relief as Axiomatic Belief

If you’re feeling low, nothing works better than Monty Python skits on YouTube.

05 May 2010
Tagore the Visionary

Remembering him as just a poet would be doing him a profound injustice.

28 April 2010


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 a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

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


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