dynasty politics

Dynasty Damages Democracy

Minhaz Merchant

The electoral legitimacy political dynasts seek is illusory

A Tale of Two Congressmen

Together, Rahul and Tharoor make the best Congress story in the worst time of the party

Letter to the Creditor

Ghulam Nabi Azad means well but his rebellion is past its sell-by date

The Low Command

How the Congress leadership has lost its sway over chief ministers

Congress: The Dead Old Party of India

A verdict that magnifies the irrelevance of the Congress and strengthens the modernisation agenda of the Prime Minister

Beyond Lal and Sons

Remember when Haryana politics was about the many shades of Lal—Devi, Bansi, Bhajan? Now, the sons are trying to ride piggyback on their fathers’ fame, but they are unlikely to find much joy in this election.

Highland Clans Get Low

Family honour and boarding school rivalry take over campaigning


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