February 16, 2020 8:22 am
For Amit Shah, who is usually in aggressive, attack mode, to go so far as admitting that the poison and hate spewed by his lieutenants may have hurt the BJP in Delhi is both surprising and welcome.
July 14, 2019 7:35 am
If the Prime Minister is sincere about creating a new India, then he will have to create a new political culture. It should be one in which defectors are not welcomed into the BJP as if they were heroes.
May 06, 2018 12:20 am
Like most other Indians, Kashmir for me was just a place I saw in Bollywood films and summer holidays. Like most Indians I saw the Kashmiri Muslims as traitors whose loyalties were not to India.
April 08, 2018 12:30 am
Ironically, it is the Hindutva mothership that has noticed what is happening before most political commentators have.
March 27, 2016 12:10 am
In India, jihadi violence has a longer history than almost anywhere else because of the Islamic Republic next door.
March 20, 2016 7:36 am
The ‘idea of India’ that leftists and secularists cling to so passionately is one in which the subcontinent has come to resemble a vast slum, in which the majority of Indians live in degraded conditions without clean water or clean air.
June 15, 2014 12:32 am
Modi does not see poverty as romantic or alluring. Having lived in poverty, he knows the indignities it imposes if you are not a tourist.
March 23, 2014 10:23 am
So has anything at all changed for the better since I was last here in the reign of Rabri Devi? Yes. Law and order has improved dramatically..
September 15, 2013 12:21 am
Neither of the two men who lead the race to become Indias next prime minister raised local issues.
September 08, 2013 3:02 am
I do this in the hope that it will persuade you that democracy is weakened when parliamentary constituencies become fiefdoms