Cover Story

Who Is Bhole Baba?

Ullekh NP

More than 120 devotees who had come to seek his blessings were killed in a stampede on July 2. Open travels to Hathras, the site of the tragedy, and follow the trail to his birthplace in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj to unravel the power and mystery of the godman

The Great Wall of Cricket

Rahul Dravid has lived by the mantra that a World Cup has to be won because it is there

The Rise of the Rest

Cricket in India reflects increasing social diversity as domestic competitions open avenues beyond the sport’s traditional power centres

Captain India

Rohit Sharma’s determination to win the T20 World Cup and his willingness to experiment have ended the team’s title drought

Public Square

Salman Rushdie | Venki Ramakrishnan | Shaktikanta Das | S Somanath | Sudhanshu Mani | Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Ram Madhav | Swapan Dasgupta | William Dalrymple & Anita Anand | Mukesh Ambani | Gautam Adani | N Chandrasekaran | Satya Nadella | Adar Poonawalla | Gita Gopinath | Kangana Ranaut | Vikram Sampath | Tridip Suhrud | Bindu Reddy | Karthik Muralidharan | Sunita Williams | Ashok Elluswamy | Abha Narain Lambah | Joyeeta Gupta | Arghya Sengupta

Soft Power

Payal Kapadia | Vikram Seth | Zakir Hussain | Diljit Dosanjh | Deepika Padukone | Kiran Rao | Kapil Sharma | Anasuya Sengupta | Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur | Chidambaram | Neeraj Chopra | Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty | Aneeth Arora | Myna Mukherjee | Madhumita Murgia | Gukesh D | Shruti Vora | Ankur Tewari | Ranveer Allahbadia | Smriti Mandhana | Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Making India Climate Smart

The economy can sustain high growth even as new technology is adopted against extreme weather conditions

Under Heat

Severely high temperatures across northern and eastern India extract a great human cost and reinforce the need to reset urban planning


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