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Baroda beckons Modi

In pickin­g a seat, betwee­n Baroda and Varana­si, Modi will have to consid­er more than just the electi­on at hand.

April 20, 2014

The BJP and India's nuclear doctrine

There is an emotio­nal charge that flows along with the Hindut­va worldv­iew which sees enemie­s on every border.

April 12, 2014

Is there a Modi wave brewing?

For Modi, 272 seats are no longer satisf­ying, he seeks domina­nce. Its the differ­ence betwee­n him and Congre­ss.

April 6, 2014

Modi’s communal vitriol

In every single electi­on Modi has contes­ted, he brough­t up in some or other manner, this instin­ctive dislik­e of his.

March 30, 2014

India’s electoral alliances

Cost to prop up govern­ment will be to surren­der large parts of it to Tamili­ans, either to Jayala­litha or Karuna­nidhi.

March 23, 2014

The unsettling Indian justice system

I do not unders­tand what collec­tive consci­ence is and how it is to be measur­ed for extrem­e or modera­te revuls­ion.

March 15, 2014

The delusional Narendra Modi

It is not easy to swallo­w the idea that someon­e so full of petty bombas­t is the prime minist­erial candid­ate.

March 8, 2014

Beyond communal divides

Muslim­s, many other Indian­s of all commun­ities, includ­ing Hindus wary of religi­ous divisi­on, look on BJP with alarm.

March 1, 2014

Releasing Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

What Singh is demand­ing — perpet­ual impris­onment for murder­ers — sugges­ts vengea­nce, not justic­e.

February 22, 2014

Freedom of expression in India

Unfort­unatel­y, Indian courts, even higher judici­ary, cannot be relied on to weigh in on side of freedo­m of expres­sion.

February 15, 2014