Shruti Ravindran

A 10-to-7 Job

Hari Kunzru on how internet memes inspire him to create a whole new English, knowing when to shut off the world, and stocking up on 0.5 mm ballpoints in preparation

17 November 2011
Real India
eGuru for Dummies

From Skype satsangs to YouTube samadhis, your guide to armchair mysticism

03 November 2011
Art & Culture
Still Life

At the Delhi Photo Festival, Sanjeev Saith marks a return to photography with intensely personal cellphone camera photos that he took to preserve memories of his elderly parents

21 October 2011
Nowhere Men

Alien cults, Wall Street analysts, missionaries, ethnologists and rockstars go on an existential quest in the desert

14 October 2011
Vladimir Putin

He could rule for a further 12 years, which would make his a 22-year-rule

03 October 2011
Married to My Rapist

There are places in India where rape is grounds for marriage. In some villages in Murshidabad, for example

03 October 2011
Confessions of a Wildlife Researcher

“A friend researching otters in the Chambal Valley found none other than Phoolan Devi waiting for him outside his tent”

17 September 2011
Art & Culture
How I Write

‘Writing is like a Fancy Drug That’s Hard to Score and Harder to Quit’ ~ Mohammed Hanif

16 September 2011
The Near Distance

Since Sri Lanka’s civil war began 26 years ago, Tamils have gone back and forth across the historically porous border with India in Tamil Nadu. About 100,000 refugees live in Tamil Nadu today. After President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared the war over in May 2009, are they prepared to make a final cross-border leap of faith?

11 August 2011
Real India
Matchmaking for Exiles

Meet marriage brokers who specialise in bringing together Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

06 August 2011


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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