In picking a seat, between Baroda and Varanasi, Modi will have to consider more than just the election at hand.
There is an emotional charge that flows along with the Hindutva worldview which sees enemies on every border.
For Modi, 272 seats are no longer satisfying, he seeks dominance. Its the difference between him and Congress.
In every single election Modi has contested, he brought up in some or other manner, this instinctive dislike of his.
Cost to prop up government will be to surrender large parts of it to Tamilians, either to Jayalalitha or Karunanidhi.
I do not understand what collective conscience is and how it is to be measured for extreme or moderate revulsion.
It is not easy to swallow the idea that someone so full of petty bombast is the prime ministerial candidate.
Muslims, many other Indians of all communities, including Hindus wary of religious division, look on BJP with alarm.
What Singh is demanding — perpetual imprisonment for murderers — suggests vengeance, not justice.
Unfortunately, Indian courts, even higher judiciary, cannot be relied on to weigh in on side of freedom of expression.
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