Left is flailing. But India’s right also substitutes abstract logic for historical judgement.
Will the BJP’s dominance rework federal equations?
He honed in on the yearning to defeat defeatism. How do you lock horns with that?
Our fascination with surveillance-based discipline stems from a culture of control.
Modi intuits link between communication and change. There’s no other game in town.
Katherine Armstrong's Fields of Blood charts the complicated relationship between religion and violence across a wide arc of history.
Supreme Court itself has muddied constitutional interpretation beyond recognition.
The US and China are isolated in their own ways.
A potent mix of nostalgia and unresolved hurt has come to drive world politics.
Recent economic logjam underlines need to remake the state for the 21st century.
The clear message was that our big problems are not market failure or state failure, but social failure.
Because this government’s actions are brewing potential education sector troubles
Gaza’s tragedy: All sides have given up on problem, are only trying to win argument.
Government has quickly descended into a mix of trifles, alibis and risk averseness.
Judicial appointments row, stoked by Katju revelations, is not about reform.
How a dialogue across continents shaped modern Indian thought.
Government doesn’t get it. Problem is not decision making, but state capacity.
How our overheated language politics affects learning outcomes.
Would any serious education system treat decisions like the FYUP with such whimsy?
On institutions, NDA repeats the footlooseness of UPA
Clue: Each is designed to achieve the opposite of what its name implies
The UPA committed them. The new government should avoid them.
If PM Modi is serious about minimum government, he could begin with civil liberties.
A zone of individual freedom competes with a federation of communities.
The election that broke every known rule of Indian politics.
Why the college cut-off system needs to be rethought.
Will it be cleansing, or deform politics for some time to come?
CAG audit of telcos raises questions of blunt accountability instruments.
If a BJP government comes to power, the Narendra Modi issue is going to cast a shadow on India-US ties.
The point is not that voters want to compromise with communalism for the sake of growth.
His equations with regional leaders could shape the course of the BJP.
Here, intellectual engagement transcended identities in the name of knowledge.
Not only does it produce a vicious politics, it colonises everything else as well.
A strong leader’s capacity to tolerate dissent is more crucial than his beliefs.
Is there something about our politics that makes great ministers hard to find?
AAP doesn’t recognise how much absence of predictability and order also hurts the poor.