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


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 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 professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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