Nitish Kumar

The Shrinking of the Satraps

Rahul Shivshankar

Why Modi is certain to match Nehru’s record

Jaishankar on Gaza

The civilian casualties in Gaza and the need to prevent an escalation of the war

Fatal Attrition

The shaky opposition alliance is as good as dead with its architect joining the ruling coalition at the Centre

The Karpoori Thakur Effect

Why Bihar’s icon deserves the Bharat Ratna

Maratha Knots

The promise of extending quotas to Kunbi-Marathas

Why Nitish Seems Ready to Return to NDA

Bihar CM’s return as JD(U) chief set into motion yet another re-alignment in Patna as Congress’s refusal to consider Kumar for a key role in INDIA alliance irked the party

A Muddled Message

The squabbling opposition alliance poses little threat to the ruling coalition

Mandal seeks a comeback against Kamandal

The opposition hopes the Bihar caste survey will revive the Mandal debate but BJP’s Hindutva-plus model has changed the ground rules

I.N.D.I.A. and Its Discontents

An Opposition alliance has unseated a strong incumbent at the Centre only when it has had a promise to sell and a charismatic leader. The anti-Modi alliance has neither while its own contradictions threaten to pull it apart


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