Columnists

Some of the columnists I follow:

S. Upendran, author of the popular  Know your English column in The Hindu  for the past over two decades, and Professor, Department of Materials Development, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

Bill Kirkman, Cambridge Letter, He began his career as a journalist on the Wolverhampton Express & Star, which he joined on graduating from Oxford. Bill then moved on to The Times, where he was Africa Correspondent and Commonwealth Staff Correspondent in the early 1960s, covering the period of rapid de-colonisation. He is the author of Unscrambling an Empire (Chatto & Windus 1966) and has been a columnist for The Hindu since 1994. He was a frequent broadcaster with the BBC World Service and Africa Service in the 1960s, and with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the 1990s. In 1983 Bill was awarded the MBE for services to journalism. Read more…

David Mitchell, is an actor, writer and comedian. Star of the BBC television sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look, and the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show, he is also a regular participant on TV panel shows. He writes comment articles for the Guardian and Observer on subjects as diverse as sport and politics, and presents Soap Box, a video series wherein he sounds off about stuff.

George Monbiot is the author of the bestselling books The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. His latests books are Heat: how to stop the planet burning and Bring on the Apocalypse?

J Murali contributes the popular weekly column “NetSpeak” for The Hindu newspaper, where he covers the latest trends and services in the online world. The column has appeared continuously for seven years and is an important information source read for many IT professionals.

P Sainath is an Indian journalist and photojournalist focusing on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermaths ofglobalization in India. He calls himself a ‘rural reporter’ or simply a ‘reporter’. He is the Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu, and the website India Together has been archiving some of his work in The Hindu daily for the past six years. Amartya Sen has called him “one of the world’s great experts on famine and hunger

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