Editor's Note ~ by S Prasannarajan; The ideal pursuit ~ by MJ Akbar; Speak, history ~ by TCA Raghavan ; His True Nature ~ by Keerthik Sasidharan; Apostle of the Active Citizen ~ by Keshava Guha; The Enigma of Heroes ~ by Sudeep Paul; I, the Hindu ~ by PR Ramesh; The eternity of exile ~ by Rahul Pandita; Whispers in the Shadow ~ by GN Devy; An oath to keep with a final breath ~ by Riyas Komu; The BEST of Times ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia; There shall be no love lost ~ by Nikita Doval; The Broken class ~ by Kaveree Bamzai; A Higher Degree ~ by V Shoba; Praise the stoic ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai; Desire unbound ~ by Ullekh NP; The woman on the balcony ~ by Nandini Nair; In this world I only weep ~ by Ira Mukhoty; The Legend of Nangeli ~ by Sabin Iqbal; Bio Dictatorship ~ by Sumana Roy; Tomorrow we will be wolves ~ by Deepa Anappara; Sucker for thrillers ~ 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.