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Written and edited for the sophisticated minds of modern India, Open, every week, captures the political, economic and cultural spirit of our times. A smart magazine that makes its readers feel smarter, Open presents the best of narrative journalism in India. Cutting edge writing on politics, economy, society, culture, books, art, cinema and sport makes Open a magazine that is in a permanent conversation with India.
The Water

The Water Wives

By Haima Deshpande A photograph on a wall inside Sakharam Bhagat's home shows three identically dress- ed women of varying
11/04/2015 4:13 PM IST
The Indian Man, On Closer

The Indian Man, On Closer Scrutiny

If one were to take the temperature of Indian men, it would be safe to say that some (those who may be classified as 'equitable
29/03/2015 9:58 AM IST
How China Gets Your

How China Gets Your Goat

This article is from Open Magazine. By Tunku Varadarajan India and China have much in common on the surface. They sprawl
14/03/2015 11:30 AM IST
The Serial Rapists Of

The Serial Rapists Of Shinor

The new bride was left unprotected; with the rest of the family hustled into a corner of the house, the four intruders took hold of her by her flailing limbs and made their way to the fields behind the house.
14/03/2015 8:35 AM IST
The Missing Girls of

The Missing Girls of Mahendragarh

This article is from Open Magazine. By Sunaina Kumar In the late afternoon, a drowsy calm prevails in the village of Kanwi
28/02/2015 1:09 PM IST

Professor Fearless

In his enthusiasm, he made the unwitting 'mistake' of naming the lunatic 'Mohammad', and a dangerous subtext emerged in the form of an unsavoury conversation between the Prophet and God. Joseph became the prototypical blasphemer.
28/02/2015 1:03 PM IST
The Chennai

The Chennai Confluence

It was a mere experiment; Sparsh was born as a Carnatic fusion band and has since grown to create a sound that draws from Praveen's own foundation as a classical percussionist-- mridangam, to be specific--combined with his own personal influences from across the world.
21/02/2015 9:00 AM IST
The Bucks Never

The Bucks Never Stop

It is the ordinary cricket fan who will support his team unconditionally--often to the point of irrationality. And money is often made off it.
21/02/2015 8:52 AM IST
In Tendulkar's

In Tendulkar's Shadow

Yes, I suggest to you that this is what Tendulkar's burden did to us Indian fans. It stripped from us some of the pure joy of the game of cricket. It told us that a match must end, one way or another, in Indian triumph. It persuaded us that our Indian-ness was measured by how fervently we wished for India to win. It managed, over the years, to tie patriotism to a mere sport.
21/02/2015 8:43 AM IST

Small Wonder

Her father brings out copies of the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of World Records. They date back to 2007. The latest edition of the Guinness book features a double-spread on Jyoti, 'the shortest woman in the world' at 62.8 cm (24.7 inches). She weighs about 5 kg, and is comparable in size to an infant of a few months.
14/02/2015 10:13 AM IST
The Myth Of The Indian

The Myth Of The Indian Aviator

Much of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade's life and how he went about inventing his flying machine is cloaked in mystery. He is a much-discussed subject on some websites, much of the conversation soaked in faux nationalism and less in research. According to most versions, he invented the aircraft by drawing upon the ideas of aviation outlined in Vedic texts.
08/02/2015 3:45 PM IST
What Sonam Kapoor Has In Store, In Dolly Ki

What Sonam Kapoor Has In Store, In Dolly Ki Doli

In a far cry from her image, Sonam during the interview is extremely considerate and hospitable, making sure you are comfortable. She is very garrulous. She can delve into just about any topic and talk about it for several hours at ease. She will talk about Paris and books, her career and Bollywood 'frenemies', all in the same breath.
07/02/2015 10:04 AM IST