ARTI AGARWAL is an independent graphic designer who lives and works in Mumbai.
PURUSHOTTAM AGRAWAL was formerly a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and iscurrently is a member of Union Public Service Commission.
He is a scholar of Bhakti traditions and cultural history. His most recent book is on the poetry and times of Kabir.
KAZIMUDDIN AHMED is an anthropologist who works with Panos South Asia. He is also a photographer
HARTOSH SINGH BAL is Political Editor of Open magazine. He is the co-author of A Certain Ambiguity (Penguin Books India, 2008).
MANASH BHATTACHARJEE is a Doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His interest areas include Indian nationalist thought and the relationship between politics and ethics.
DARIUS COOPER is a Professor of Literature, Film and Humanities at San Diego Mesa College, USA. He has published a book on Satyajit Ray (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and one on Guru Dutt (Seagull, 2005). His poems appear regularly in literary journals in India and elsewhere.
DEVANGSHU DATTA is a crime fiction enthusiast and a stock market expert and financial analyst. He writes for the Business Standard.
TRISHA GUPTA is a cultural anthropologist and freelance writer based in New Delhi. Her writing locates itself at the intersection of culture, history and politics.
VANDANA JOSHI is Assistant Professor, Department of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. She is the author of Gender and Power in the Third Reich: Female Denouncers and the Gestapo (Palgrave, 2003) and she is the series editor of Themes in Modern European History, Orient Blackswan.
TABISH KHAIR is a poet, novelist and critic. His last novel was Filming: A Love Story, published internationally by Picador in 2007. His latest study, The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts from Elsewhere, was published by Palgrave in the UK and USA in late 2009. He has just finished working on a new novel and a collection of poems, both due from HarperCollins in the summer of 2010.
MUSTAFA QURAISHI is a social documentary photographer based in New Delhi.
NANDINI LAL is a Washington DC-based writer, editor and critic who has written widely in the media.
INDER MALHOTRA is a former editor of The Times of India and a syndicated columnist and political commentator. He is both a Nehru Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and author of four books, including a biography of Indira Gandhi (Hodder & Stoughton, 1989).
ADEEL MEHDI teaches English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
SATISH DATT PANDEY joined the Indian Police Service in 1953 and retired as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force in 1988. He served in the Border Security Force as DIG for about four years. He has published six books, the last being Guru By Your Bedside (Penguin India, 2003).
JAITHIRTH RAO is an entrepreneur who divides his time between Mumbai and Bengalooru. He is the author of GeminiII: Selected Poems (Viking,1994) and a book of essays, Notes from an Indian Conservative
(Rupa & Co, 2010).
NILANJANA S. ROY is a literary columnist and book reviewer; she lives in Delhi.
AMBARISH SATWIK is a Delhi-based surgeon. His debut work of fiction was Perineum: Nether Parts of the Empire (Penguin, 2007).
DEBJANI SENGUPTA teaches Literatures in English at Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University. She is the translator of Taslima Nasreen’s Selected Columns (New Delhi: 2004) and the editor of Mapmaking: Partition Stories from Two Bengals (New Delhi: 2003). Her most recent book is a volume of South Asian Feminist Stories (Dakkhin Asiar Naribadi Golpo) that she has edited with Selina Hossain of Bangladesh (Dhaka: 2008).
MITU SENGUPTA is Assistant Professor of Politics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
MANISHA SETHI teaches at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She is an activist with the civil rights group, Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (www.teacherssolidarity.org).
JAI ARJUN SINGH is a Delhi-based freelance writer and journalist. He writes the blog Jabberwock (http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com).
SANJAY SIPAHIMALANI is a writer working in an advertising agency in Bombay. His reviews are collected at www.antiblurbs.blogspot.com.
VINAY SITAPATI is Assistant Editor at the Indian Express. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008.