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What exactly is Hindu rashtra?

RSS hasn't demand­ed Indian state be organi­sed by caste, so we assume that 'rashtr­a' was used in sense of ‘nation’.

August 31, 2014

Modi’s first major mistake

Though most Indian newspa­pers suppor­ted Modi on pullin­g out of talks, I think it is a mistak­e.

August 24, 2014

Modi’s Independence Day speech

What India needs is intern­al change and social reform, and most of that is not the work of govern­ment.

August 17, 2014

Can Priyanka save the Congress party?

Priyan­ka is certai­nly more charis­matic and better-spoken than Rahul is and will be better for the party at this point.

August 9, 2014

Natwar Singh, the rebel

Natwar's book makes the appare­ntly outrag­eous allega­tion that Sonia Gandhi was too afraid to become premie­r.

August 2, 2014

Can Rahul Gandhi revive Congress?

Rahul Gandhi shows no enthus­iasm and no willin­gness to work.

July 27, 2014

Vaidik meeting: Storm in a teacup

I’m deligh­ted that BJP is facing heat on this silly issue. They raised simila­r things all the time in opposi­tion.

July 20, 2014

BJP: a party of sycophants?

It seems that the Hajuri­yas, a factio­n of BJP, has now taken over the party in Delhi.

July 13, 2014

India’s media gurus

They are more powerf­ul than any journa­list has ever been in print in India and they can turn the nation­al debate.

July 6, 2014

Modi’s first month in office

His misste­ps have been few, and where he has stumbl­ed, he has recove­red quickl­y.

June 28, 2014