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Monday, June 21, 2021

Milan Vaishnav

The writer is an associate with the South Asia programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.

Electoral Bonds prize anonymity, you won’t know who’s bought them
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Far from reducing opacity in how politics is financed, this new vehicle merely legitimizes it.

For BJP and Modi govt, dominance and doubt in an uncomfortable embrace
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Bolstering its claim is the “bold” action Modi has taken to curb the black money scourge; demonetization is framed as a binary choice: either you’re with us or with the black money hoarders.

Let justice flow
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

It is time for courts to re-imagine judicial procedures and build digital solutions to fix the logjam.

Purify the parties
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Prime Minister Modi has proven that he can gamble on big ideas. He must now close the loopholes in political finance to tackle corruption.

PM’s Known Unknowns
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

At year-end, questions about his decisiveness, use of federal power, communication.

Why a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ would be bad for BJP
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

A hasty Congress decline, as in Delhi, would consolidate anti-BJP vote in states with prominent regional parties.

A new party,a more engaged class
Fri, Dec 13, 2013

The middle classes may be more inclined to vote than to vent. That’s the most significant takeaway from the recent assembly elections.

A trickle of small victories
Mon, Jul 15, 2013

The court’s efforts to cleanse politics point to systemic loopholes that still need to be plugged

Capitol Hill to Raisina Hill
Thu, Mar 14, 2013

Old notions about governance are being rendered obsolete in the wake of new aspirations and deteriorating trust in the political class