My rum-drinking buddy Veeresh Malik makes an anonymous appearance in this essay I wrote. He also writes articles once in a while. We've had some disagreements, but I know few people who make as much sense as he does; he always gives me things to think about.
In today's Indian Express he has an interesting perspective on the recent murder/rape of a call centre employee. Here.
(I promise you, he looks better in real life than in that picture).