Manu Joseph

Manu Joseph became a journalist because he did not have to crack any objective-type entrance exam to be one. He is the author of two novels -- The Illicit Happiness of Other People, and Serious Men, his first, which won The Hindu Literary Prize and was one of Huffington Post 10 Best Books of 2010. He is the editor of Open.

Articles by Author

It’s All about Us

The total solar eclipse is possible because the Sun and the Moon are almost the same size in the sky. Is it more than just an intriguing coincidence?

Seeing through Maths

Equations that claimed to predict human behaviour are blamed for Wall Street’s destruction. Increasingly, it seems, there is something naïve about maths

Memories of a Movement

A generation of middle-class boys who grew up in Madras learnt something curious from the Sri Lankan refugees: that there is such a thing called ‘a cause’

GM: The Rogue Diet

As GM files for bankruptcy, a tribute to a great hoax called the General Motors Diet which among many things impending brides do

Know Your South

Karunanidhi’s harassment of the Congress is a reminder to North Indians that it is time they learn more about the foreigners who live down there