Sumana Roy

Sumana Roy is an author and a poet. Her most recent work is a collection of poems Out of Syllabus

Arts & Letters
From Tagore to Thakur

Durga puja pandals have clay figurines of Tagore. As do Saraswati puja ceremonies. Parents buy their kids Tagore dolls. In a state where the Left dismissed him as too elitist, Sumana Roy observes the canonisation of the poet-educationist

16 March 2012
Pixel Pretty

How Facebook launched a beauty

02 October 2011
The Flying Coffins of the Northeast

With Pawan Hans resuming helicopter services in the Northeast, it’s time to ask how its tragically frequent crashes evoke no outrage or remedy

26 August 2011
Arts & Letters
Joke Studio India

The UN project-like earnestness with which popular singers like Sunidhi Chauhan are made to collaborate with not-so-famous talent from across the country makes for spectacularly unmoving performances

28 July 2011
Heat and Dust (and the AC) in South Asian Novels

Authors with sweat-lined brows have invariably used air-conditioning as a literary device to get under their characters’ skin.

18 August 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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Maroof Raza

Maroof Raza is consulting editor, strategic affairs, at Times Now and an author


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