SEEMA ALAVI is Professor, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
ALICE ALBINIA is the author of Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River, to be published in India in September 2008.
PRAFUL BIDWAI is a columnist, political commentator and co-author of South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament (Oxford University Press, 2002).
DARIUS COOPER is Professor of Literature, Film and Humanities at San Diego Mesa College, USA. He has published two books, one on the cinema of Satyajit Ray (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and recently on the films of Guru Dutt (Seagull Publications, 2005). His poems and stories appear regularly in literary journals in India, USA and elsewhere.
BARKHA DUTT is Group Editor-English News, NDTV.
TANWEER FAZAL teaches at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
SOMAK GHOSHAL read English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and at University College, Oxford. He works for the editorial pages of The Telegraph in Calcutta.
ANJUM KATYAL is a professional editor with a focus on arts and culture publishing. She was Chief Editor, Seagull Books and is now Editor, Saregama-HMV.
STUTI KHANNA has recently finished her Ph.D. from Oxford University. She worked on the fiction of James Joyce and Salman Rushdie.
ARUN KHOPKAR is a filmmaker, film scholar and film teacher. His films have won over 15 national and international awards. His book on Guru Dutt won the National Award for the best book on cinema. He is an internationally recognised authority on Eisenstein.
I. P. KHOSLA is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service. He served as Ambassador to Afghanistan.
NANDINI LAL is a Washington DC-based writer, editor and critic who has written widely in the media.
RITA MANCHANDA is currently General Secretary, South Asia Forum for Human Rights (Delhi) and Research Director of SAFHR (Nepal) project of auditing Partitions as a Method of Conflict Resolution. She is a writer, researcher and a journalist and has written extensively on security and human rights issues. Her forthcoming publication is The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia (Sage).
DEBRAJ MOOKERJEE teaches English in a Delhi University college. He is a food reviewer and interested in investigating the history of cuisine.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in Delhi.
JAWED NAQVI is a Delhi-based journalist. He has years of experience with foreign news organisations including Reuters. He is actively involved with campaigns for nuclear disarmament, secularism and economic democracy.
T. K. OOMMEN is Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
A. S. PANNEERSELVAN is Executive Director of Panos South Asia.
RANABIR SAMADDAR is Director, Calcutta Research Group.
K. SATCHIDANANDAN is a leading poet and critic. He is the former Secretary of the Sahitya Akademi.
REHANA SEN is a writer. She has spent close to three decades teaching school and college students in Britain and later in India. Her work has been published in prominent national dailies and magazines.
BRIAN STODDART is a former Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe University in Australia, and is a noted international authority on sports culture. His most recent book is Soundings in Modern Sports Culture: Key Ideas and Writings, 1979-2004 (Taylor and Francis, 2008). His Ph.D. thesis was on the rise of Congress politics in South India, and he has retained a long interest in Indian affairs.
MANISH K. THAKUR is Associate Professor, Sociology Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.