The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he also directs the India Initiative at the Watson Institute. He is a contributing editor for The Indian Express.
Why has Nehru fallen on bad times? India needs to debate this with an open mind.
Why Modi is likely to oppose instrumental use of riots in politics?
An interpretation the conflicting signals Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India produced.
While the vote on Scottish independence has closed a chapter, it has opened another.
So far, ideology has not been the defining feature of Modi’s tenure.
His approach resembles that of Indira Gandhi. But he must note: in Delhi, what one controls, slips away.
As he strikes a new balance between secular nationalism and Hindu nationalism.
New forces, norms and practices have been unleashed, now represented by Modi.
What to overlook, what to watch out for, in the prospect of a Modi government.
Modi has not fully addressed anxieties on minority rights, freedom of expression.
But AAPs real challenge will be to find ways to enhance routine accountability.
Congresss secular nationalist narrative has lost its vigour. Internal elections must be brought back even if they oust its first family.
Why the Muzaffarnagar riots were a departure from past trends.
The domestic origins of Indias economic problems lie in that clash.
UPA has missed the moment to set up a second states reorganisation commission.
Whether growth,welfare or both get a move on
India is at the point where a low income democracy cannot afford to ignore the hungry
The numbers don't add up,without a pooling of anti-Congress votes.
Does he have a political or economic blueprint for a changing India?
There is a new moment in Pakistan. India must build on it
How could terror breed in the heart of a city so inclusive?
By permitting hyphenated identities,India has allowed national feeling to increase
Corruption may be an offshoot of high GDP rates without institutional change
Sudheendra Kulkarnis new book takes some liberties with science but the myriad ideas it pursues with erudition make it an absorbing read
We need retail reform as Indias farmers must be connected to its rising cities
China has more political and legal space to urbanise than India
If it keeps growing,it could craft many novelties. But is it overbuilding,and who bears the cost?
Both the Congress and the BJP suffer from a vision deficit
Money cant really decide elections. But why does Indias poll finance remain so murky?
Its electoral chances will depend on how it re-imagines its ideology
Corruption now threatens to bring down a land of opportunity
In India,assertion by states doesnt preclude,and in fact nurtures,national cohesion
UP,long having put the nation first,may have learnt to look out for itself
The friction between democracy and markets may be inevitable in India today,and only skilful politics can resolve it
How Hazares movement is different from earlier transformations and why it might persist,anyway.
Our cities have been estranged from the electoral space,and under-served by politics. This Lokpal moment is the best time to start healing that breach.