The Judgment of the Visual

Madhavankutty Pillai

On the airing of a former MP’s sex tape by a news channel

‘Intuition is very smart, smarter than analyses or mere intellect,’ says George Saunders

George Saunders has a cult status in contemporary fiction. In his new short story collection, the American author explores power and ethics, love and morality. He speaks to Open about creating characters with tenderness

The Virtuous and the Wicked

The story of Goutama and Trayambakeshvara

The Pedagogy of Kindness

The rewards of a sentimental education

The Aesthetics of Indian Politics II

There’s not a dull moment in the spiciest of subcontinents

Rediscovering Indic Traditions

The ancients taught us the art of survival within boundaries

Does Fate Exist?

Stories shaped by bereavement, loss and abandonment

An Epic Challenge

The Mahabharata lives because of the questions it asks

The Limits of Knowledge

Learning to recognise the constraints we live under


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