Reading Columnists

It has been a fascinating exercise reading the diversity of op-eds over the past few months in the context of the elections and the unfolding political landscape. I have also developed a liking for some of the regular columnists:

  • Swapan Dasgupta (Sunday Times of India, Pioneer)
  • R Jagannathan (DNA)
  • Shekhar Gupta (Indian Express)
  • MJ Akbar (Sunday Times of India, Pioneer)
  • Tavleen Singh (Indian Express)

Each one has their own perspective which they weave into a compelling argument. I like to read different opinions on the same topics so one gets a wider set of inputs to make a call on the issues involved where one stands. Among the international writers, my two favourites are both from the New York Times: David Brooks and Thomas Friedman.