India remains a democracy and has been so except for a brief period when elections were suspended and fundamental rights curbed across the land
The renewed threat to India is Pakistan which has finally gained strategic depth on its western front
The problem for India is not a loss of opportunities in Afghanistan. It is what Pakistan will do
What should the government spend money on?
What Modi has done over time, especially by providing public goods that were earlier local in nature, is to greatly weaken the salience of caste-based politics
Afghanistan was never a viable nation-state and is unlikely to be one in future. The roots of the Afghan chaos are to be found in the country’s divisions
Establishing a new business, choosing what to consume and relatively lower taxes are still ideologically suspect
A star economist recounts his experience as a policy wonk
The new Punjab Congress chief never misses an opportunity to play out his mass appeal
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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