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.