Foreign Correspondent, The National
Samanth Subramanian is a foreign correspondent for The National. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. His latest book, This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War (2014), was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
Childhood and adolescence
My grandfather was a legend – a holy vagabond whose life spanned India’s 20th century. Why did I let him elude me?
History of technology
Buck to the future
He’s a forgotten hippie idol, a sage of 1960s counterculture. What can we learn from Bucky Fuller’s faith in technology?