Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

The Meek Must Protect the Earth
The Meek Must Protect the Earth

Four novels answer the question of justice and law

13 September 2019
The shifting attitudes of Indian democracy
The Shifting Attitudes of Indian Democracy

Hail the strongman

06 September 2019
Open Decade 2009-2019
I Eat, Therefore I Am

With the hedonist at the high table, many are putting their money where the mouth is

19 July 2019
The Sixth Sense

Hold your breath, smart detectives are at work

12 July 2019
The Sun’s Flowers

In summer the whole effort in a garden is geared towards saving the plants

14 June 2019
An Intimate Affair
A Moveable Feast
An Intimate Affair

Are we trading a long-term relationship with food for instant gratification?

15 May 2019
Varanasi: The City of Flickering Light
General Election 2019
Varanasi: The City of Flickering Light

In the 2014 elections, Shylashri Shankar found Varanasi under the spell of Narendra Modi. Revisiting it in the current campaign, she finds some change is evident but the fault lines underneath remain the same

08 May 2019
Best of Books 2018: Crime Fiction
Best of Books 2018: Crime Fiction

Unreliable narrators, bear poachers, undercover Russian agents and much more

20 December 2018
Indebted to Imaginary Pleasures
A Moveable Feast
Indebted to Imaginary Pleasures

Photographs of food can be equally appetising

21 November 2018


Mehr Tarar

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Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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