BJP leader

The Men and the Machine

Rajeev Deshpande

Helped by its election apparatus to come back from behind in three heartland states, an energised BJP can now provide a perfect launchpad for Modi’s bid for a third term

The Circle Gets Bigger

The conceptual daring and strategic potential of an economic corridor

Rescuing the First BJP PM

From the unwarranted appropriation of those who just want to hate Modi

Betting on India

Nine transformative years have given the country a structural makeover and changed global perceptions

The Last Leap of a Warhorse

As BS Yediyurappa bows out of electoral politics, Open hits the campaign trail with the Lingayat leader

The Endearing Paradoxes of Vajpayee

Sagarika Ghose brings out the qualities and contradictions of India’s most indulged prime minister in a new biography

‘Ours is not a battle with a communal agenda. It’s about the desire of a civilisation to survive‘

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, in conversation with Siddharth Singh

Smriti Irani: The Spellbinder

She was television’s favourite daughter-in-law. She carved out her space at the top of Indian politics. And now she turns writer with a thriller set in the Maoist heartland. How Smriti Irani juggles the many hats of her life

The Day after Yediyurappa

New Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai may not be a mass leader like his predecessor but he is a skilled consensus-maker

Demography Is Destiny

Identity still holds the key to West Bengal despite the pronounced economic disparities


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