Shubhangi Swarup

Art & Culture
The Last of the Aryans

Nobody knows of their real origin or if they are indeed Aryans. But, regarded as long-lost members of a purebred ‘Master Race’ settled in the Himalayas, Brokpas attract curious visitors, some of who try to satisfy their fantasy of having pure Aryan babies

03 August 2011
Where are the Birds Going?

One Northern Shovelor went to Bihar instead of the Arctic. The patterns of bird migration in India are going awry

01 June 2011
A Fruitful Holiday

Picking apples, nicking them, discovering quaint characters, savouring shakkar paaras and milking cows in Thanedhar

28 April 2011
Another Kind of Arab Spring

Jordan is a desert land windswept with whispers of religious and historical grandeur more than of rebellion and political grandstanding

27 April 2011
Reading in the Time of eReaders

You can change text size, you can carry a library in your bag. Yet, what it really takes to get hooked is not the gadget, it’s a good book

14 April 2011
New Shots on the Block

Drinks that liven up parties nowadays have names hard to get your tongue around. Try slurring over absinthe and Jäger bombs, for a start

06 April 2011
Art & Culture
Death Becomes Them

The story of a troupe of dance refugees from war-torn Iraq, one of whom performs with a bullet inside him

03 March 2011
Art & Culture
The Art Commune

Between the recession and the deep blue sea takes place the RPG Art camp, the oldest of its kind in India

09 February 2011
Art & Culture
‘My Name is Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan’

The actor traces his roots in conversation with Open

27 January 2011
Art & Culture
The Kingdom of Khan

They have ruled Bollywood for as long as you can possibly remember. Plain coincidence?

27 January 2011


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Brahma Chellaney

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MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and 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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