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No full stops for Shah  ~  by PR Ramesh;  Amit Shah: ‘Nationalism should be the main issue in every election’   ~  by PR Ramesh;  The sleeping giant of Tumkur and the missing Gandhi of Bidar  ~  by MJ Akbar;  Open diary  ~  by Swapan Dasgupta;  Demography is destiny  ~  by Siddharth Singh;  Didi and didis  ~  by Sunanda K Datta-Ray;  Poll pot  ~  by Jayanta Ghosal;  Quote hanger  ~  by Madhavankutty Pillai;  Daughter dutiful  ~  by V Shoba;  Daring the juggernaut  ~  by Amita Shah;  Follow the script  ~  by V Shoba;  In conversation with Anita Anand  ~  by Nandini Nair;  Karachi on his mind  ~  by Urvashi Bahuguna;  Beastly tales  ~  by Ranjit Lal;  Icons must fall  ~  by Vineetha Mokkil;  Great stream presence  ~  by Divya Unny;  Miss congeniality  ~  by Rajeev Masand and more…

Open, a well-lit-window on India, addresses the progressive, globally minded reader, and tries to stay faithful to its promise of not dishing up regurgitated news or majoritarian opinion. Its clutter-free, vibrant design and superior visual content position Open among the best looking magazines in the world. Open set out to be original and stimulating, and stays true to that secret covenant with its readers.

Written and edited for the sophisticated minds of modern India, Open, every week, captures the political, economic and cultural spirit of our times and tries to stay faithful to its promise of not dishing up recycled news or  opinions. 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 it a magazine that is in a permanent conversation with India. Open is aimed primarily at the global-minded resident Indian reader, though its online offering (this website) gives its readership a more commanding geographical sweep, adding a loyal following outside India to its growing subscriber base and readership in the country.

In some ways, Open is three magazines rolled into one neat, organic bundle. The first section of the magazine, called Openings, is a zippy selection and short analysis of the most relevant and interesting news of the week from around the world. The middle section has sharp features on politics, economy, society, international affairs, sports and much more. The final section, Salon, carries essays on culture, arts, books, cinema, music, theatre and food—plus a popular gossip column on Hindi cinema.