Sunanda K Datta-Ray

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

Open Essay
Where the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row

When Indian soldiers defended what God abandoned and risked their life in the faraway fields of the First World War a century ago

30 July 2014
Open Essay
Will Modi play the great game?

The last outpost of the Raj still survives in South Block

03 July 2014
Open Essay
The remains of the revolution

Living in the past of others

19 June 2014
Open Essay
A Venetian lesson for the Lion of Hindustan

What the world’s longest lasting republic can teach the leader of the world’s largest democracy

22 May 2014
Home is where the vote is...

…Or, is it that home is where the heart is but the heart is more than a cashbox?

24 April 2014
Very Humdrum, Sir

The last Englishman could still be an Indian

04 April 2014
An Extra M in Marx and Mamata Country

A view from the Calcutta Club

21 February 2014


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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