Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is the author of Turmeric Nation - A Passage Through India's Tastes

Agatha Christie: Murder She Wrote
Agatha Christie: Murder She Wrote

Women writers reign over the golden age of crime fiction

03 March 2023
Pulse of the Nation
Pulse of the Nation

The humble dal is a common thread linking all Indian cuisines

24 February 2023
Cover Stories
Jack the Ripper. Indian

Was he Prince Albert Victor who was sent on a tour of the Raj after being implicated in the Cleveland Street scandal of 1889?

23 December 2022
Cover Stories
Murders and Motives

The Maid | The Island | Murder before Evensong | The Ink Black Heart | Never Saw Me Coming | Murder Most Royal | No Plan B | The Twist of a Knife | Five Decembers | The Paris Apartment

16 December 2022
Trolls and Terrors

Thrillers for the season—those who live by the mob may die by it; a village where everyone knows everyone’s secrets; a tribute to Miss Marple; and a whodunit where the author is a character

11 November 2022
Travels with Filter Kaapi

How coffee became an Indian drink

28 October 2022
In Memoriam: Hilary Mantel (1952-2022)
Hilary Mantel (1952-2022): Past Perfectionist

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) humanised characters from history, as she was interested in where politics met psychology, where the private met the public

30 September 2022
The Queen’s Feast
The Queen’s Feast

How the palace menu reflects both personal choices and social realities

16 September 2022
Order and Chaos

How the Mughal and the British colonial influences come together in Indian gardens

05 August 2022
Spot the Killer

An eclectic crop of detectives in our midst—a constable in a backwater town; an inspector examining deleted audio files; a woman detective in 1920s Bangalore; and a middle-aged bachelor-priest

08 July 2022


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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