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Open Magazine

The Weekly for the Young Mind

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.
Tribute: Lakshman's Cartoons Made The Grim Headlines

Tribute: Lakshman's Cartoons Made The Grim Headlines Lighter

For many of us, RK Laxman was one of life's compulsive regularities. We would first search for his box, 'You Said It', on the front page and chuckle over his cartoon before turning to the grim headlines that were printed in much darker colours.
07/02/2015 9:35 AM IST
The New

The New Wave

thanks to a vibrant independent music scene today--which includes an exciting roster of music festivals, and niche and intimate performance venues across metros--along with a 'digital-first' mindset in an age of declining album sales in physical form, the reach of singer-songwriters has multiplied.
01/02/2015 9:52 AM IST
Father, Son And The Double

Father, Son And The Double Helix

"I hope you've been told about the birds and the bees," said KS Mehta, visibly concerned about my ability to grasp the complicated things sex can lead to. We were sitting in his DNA testing centre in south Delhi and I had asked him for backstories of the many paternity tests he had facilitated so far.
31/01/2015 10:27 AM IST
Let It Be The

Let It Be The End

Our constitution provides for the freedom of and right to expression to individuals and institutions within the broad outlines of decency and public interest. In the blind adherence to censorship from colonial days, one can discern an infringement of the rights of citizens of a free democratic Republic -- the largest one in the world to boot.
31/01/2015 10:06 AM IST
Out Of The

Out Of The Lunchbox

This article is from Open Magazine. Nimrat Kaur in The Lunchbox Two days before The Lunchbox bagged its nomination for Best
25/01/2015 1:48 PM IST
An Epic

An Epic Obsession

This article is from Open Magazine. By Ullekh NP Ironically, Bibek Debroy's first dose of encouragement to pursue his passion
25/01/2015 1:42 PM IST
Back

Back Together

This article is from Open Magazine. By Rajni George Has literary giant VS Naipaul actually made up with frenemy and former
25/01/2015 11:28 AM IST
Rajkumar Hirani And The Art Of Blockbuster

Rajkumar Hirani And The Art Of Blockbuster Storytelling

After four films, each bigger than the last and the most recent one having redefined the yardstick of big earnings in Hindi cinema--17 days into its release <em>PK</em> has earned a staggering Rs 300 crore at the domestic box office and is expected to cross Rs 600 crore in worldwide collections--'Rajkumar Hirani' (to use Joshi's single quotes) has come to mean that rare thing: a box office alchemist who is both adored by fans and rated highly by critics.
17/01/2015 1:27 PM IST
How A Newspaper Reporter From Bihar Rose To Run India's Biggest TV

How A Newspaper Reporter From Bihar Rose To Run India's Biggest TV Empire

Several decades before Uday Shankar began his career as CEO of what is perhaps the country's most successful television network, even before he became part of the tele- vision news industry that revolutionised the way the country consumed news in the late 1990s, he began his professional life with a failure.
03/01/2015 1:17 PM IST
The Incredible Story Of A Dalit Woman's Rise To Success In

The Incredible Story Of A Dalit Woman's Rise To Success In Mumbai

As a Dalit and a woman entrepreneur, her story says something about the progression of India or, at least, how India ideally hopes to progress. From rank deprivation, Saroj is today a successful businesswoman, a prominent member of the Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and has a Padma Shri.
03/01/2015 10:58 AM IST
The Grain of Truth in Every

The Grain of Truth in Every Roast

By Rajeev Masand I have a feeling you'll be hearing about the AIB Knockout featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor for some
02/01/2015 2:53 PM IST