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OPEN MINDS

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50 portraits of the Power of Argument

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EDITOR’S NOTE

On the sixth anniversary of this magazine, we, in the hoary tradition of journalism’s commemoration fetish, argued a lot about a suitable cover. It was then, as abandoned ideas piled up, one of us…

50 OPEN MINDS: PUBLIC SQUARE

For so long, the intellectual establishment of India was sustained by the twin pillars of Marx and Nehru. Those who deviated from the left side of history were relegated to the margins as useless…

50 OPEN MINDS: ECONOMY

It is time perhaps to look beyond Professors Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati for inspiration. India has for long been trapped in a debate over prioritising economic growth over redistribution, or…

50 OPEN MINDS: SCIENTIFIC TEMPER

What will it take for India to move up the global knowledge chain? For far too long, we have confused the glamour of ever-new defence missiles and space missions with scientific supremacy. The joy of…

50 OPEN MINDS: CULTURE

Culture is a little like consciousness, lying under the surface, very loud about its existence but never its definition. Intimately woven into one’s social being, but because modern man is part of…

Guess Who’s Betting Big on Imran

Kal Ho Na Ho director Nikhil Advani recently held a preview of his new film Katti Batti for his producers, Disney India, who’ve bankrolled the movie to the tune of Rs 30 crore, it seems. The romantic…

Going Mainstream

“Tamil was a major factor for my fame within Tamil Nadu; but it was only after the translation in English that Salma rose to different heights,” says the Tamil poet and novelist Salma, whose Irandam…

Life in Stillness

I built as a Toy is among first of many works you confront at the Art*ry Gallery in Cochin, where Chennai-based artist, Benitha Perciyal’s solo, ‘Still and Still Moving Life’, is showing till the end…

Books: The International List

When TONI MORRISON speaks, the world listens—and when she speaks, she roars. The Nobel Laureate’s latest, GOD HELP THE CHILD (Chatto & Windus, 184 pages), is one of the most anticipated literary…