Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Sunanda K Datta-Ray is a journalist and author of several books. He is an Open contributor

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar arrive in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Iceland can be an Ideal Home for the Uprooted Rohingyas

Snowflakes of freedom

30 August 2018
As a British soldier in India, 1896
What Does Mamata Banerjee Owe Winston Churchill?

The great commoner of Calcutta

05 July 2018
Donald Trump with Kim (Photo: Getty Images)
Let there Be Peace in Trump’s Kimdom

Triumph of faith over fact

14 June 2018
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and his fiancé Meghan Markle
Reimagining Her Majesty’s Club

Don't rule out a Meghan touch to the Commonwealth

15 March 2018
Do Men in Power Behave Badly?
Do Men in Power Behave Badly?

The Political and the Phallic

23 November 2017
Lenin addressing the crowd in Red Square, Moscow, October 1917
The Echo of the Russian Revolution in India

An October in Memory

26 October 2017
A scene from Victoria and Abdul
The Queen & Karim

An Indian Muslim in Victoria's court tells a larger story

27 September 2017
Shankar Dayal Sharma
All the President’s Mien

A brief history of the interface between the ceremonial and the political

22 June 2017
Genghiz Khan
Power and Pelf

Ten accidental globalists who were driven by the idea of conquest

14 June 2017
Travelling Back in Time with Beef Ban
Travelling Back in Time with Beef Ban

Sham taboos and politics underdone

08 June 2017


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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