Vive Paris: From the Open Archives

Open has been consistent in writing about the ideas that shape the future and divide the present, and no idea concentrates the global mind as much as radical Islamism does today. Here we carry excerpts from the past pages of the magazine, and taken together, the following views by our first-rate contributors tell us that we haven’t travelled much from that horrifying day in January this year in Paris

Jihad Comes Close to Home

The news from Bangladesh should alert India to the threat from ISIS. It is real and immediate


The investigation into a bomb blast in the town of Burdwan in West Bengal last month put the spotlight on a wider network of terror modules stretching beyond the border to Bangladesh. A report from the new dateline of terror

‘India gave enough time for the culprits to flee’

Former Swiss banker and whistleblower Rudolf Elmer says that black money from the subcontinent stashed away in Swiss banks is used for terror activities. Exclusive interview with Deputy Editor Ullekh NP

The Wisdom of Not Doing

On the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, a few thoughts on the Government’s response

Shields Against Terror

Village Defence Committees have played an important role in containing militancy in the Jammu region

How the Punjab Police Invented a Terror Outfit

After two deaths, tainted reputations and a final acquittal, a court awards Rs 10 lakh in compensation

The Question of Reasonable Doubt

The guilt of Afzal Guru was not as evident as the State would have you think. And his dubious execution may not be the last such case

Kashmir Too Owes ‘India’ an Answer

Even if Afzal Guru were not hanged, Kashmir’s integration with India would have remained patchy at best


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