The Fragrance of Nature

Shylashri Shankar

How to create the spirit of a Monet in your garden

The Living Democracy

As more and more urban dwellers gravitate towards plants, what does it say about how we experience our spaces?

No Country for Cyclists

Most developed countries go out of their way to promote a cycling culture, but in India, it can be a really dangerous hobby

Conversations in the Nude

Open’s staff writer Mihir Srivastava likes to sketch nude portraits of regular people—men and women, strangers and friends, thin and fat. Some are disgusted when he asks them if they would pose for him. But, surprisingly, many agree. Why?

A Macabre Hobby

Since his college days, Krishnendu Singha has maintained a record of deaths in his district

Not the Typical Saas-Bahu Serial Writer

Maharashtra Election Commissioner Neela Satyanarayan has the most unusual of hobbies.

Waiting for Godwits

They practice ornithology in their backyards—naming little birdies with broken legs and studying the impact of global warming on transcontinental avian migrations


Subscribe today and save up to 85% off the cover price