Tunku Varadarajan

Tunku Varadarajan is a fellow at New York University Law School’s Classical Liberal Institute

Sir Harold Evans
Open Conversation
Sir Harold Evans: ‘The decline of the printed newspaper is a great loss for English’

Former editor of The Sunday Times and author of, most recently, Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

14 June 2017
Francis Fukuyama
Cover Stories
Modi is Pretty Impressive, says Francis Fukuyama

One of the world's most influential public intellectuals discusses the state of the world with Open

25 May 2017
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Ideological Threat of Islam

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Islam’s most daring heretic, argues for a war on Islamist missionaries

13 April 2017
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s Intelligent Design

The year of the most feared batsman

14 December 2016
India in 70 Ideas
India in 70 Ideas

An Indian in the ocean of notions

10 August 2016
Rajinikanth in Kabali
Tamil Heroes: The Avengers’ Day Out

Two angry Tamil heroes caught between damnation and salvation 

27 July 2016
The Pakistan team celebrate their win over England at Lord’s with push-ups
Pakistan: Bowling Nation

It’s easier to be creative as a bowler in the relatively unstructured and ramshackle world of Pakistani cricket than as a batsman

20 July 2016
Donald Trump
Trump and Hillary: The Unloveable versus the Despicable

Compared with Trump’s hideous and incurable flaws, Hillary’s perceived faults seem far from indigestible to a voter with a sturdy stomach

09 June 2016
The American Scream

It is a fight between the inscrutably cynical Hillary Clinton and the swashbuckling nativist Donald Trump. The unpopular may defeat the popular in the end

10 March 2016
(L-R) Mohammad Amir, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya at the Asia Cup match in Dhaka (Photo: AM AHAD/AP)
Cricket: A Field Day

Is it the end of sporting Brahminism as well?

08 March 2016


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, 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.


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