Pakistan is grappling with the boundaries of his idea of religious toleration. India is going down the same path
New Delhi’s strategy of containment by force has failed, there is a deepening death wish in Kashmir
America’s strikes aim at maintaining its ideological self-image, not solving a major humanitarian crisis.
A deep exposure to Indian culture might cure its custodians of prudishness, machismo, homophobia
Hubris has set in. The BJP believes it can get away with anything — it now intends to
BJP’s dominance could turn into hubris. But what if opposition’s despair turns into more timidity?
As the right stamps itself, central universities will see politicisation that destroyed state universities.
Delhi blast acquittals raise a question: When will politics go beyond my favourite innocent vs yours?
The enhancement of state powers without control or transparency is not being done against our wishes
Budget is a sober response to fear and uncertainty. But will it help tackle gathering storm in global capitalism?
India celebrates both democracy and elections. But is the latter dominating the former today?
His greatness was that he appeared above politics. In retrospect, that was also his weakness.
We no longer trust politics, language, institutions. We look for saviours and leaders who have the power to act on the world
It distracts our attention from vital questions of institutional health and economic governance.
Criticism of public institutions is not an indictment as much as it is an act of love.
The order on national anthem shows what is wrong with the Court. It is a reminder of how slight its authority has become
Demonetisation politics unfolds as a vast morality play. Its imagination unleashes the state on you, in the name of protecting your own virtue.
Trump’s victory underlines a sense of dread, of what lies in the dark spaces.