The writer teaches at Ashoka University.
Ghatate refused to sideline Advani, unlike many others in Narendra Modi’s BJP. And as Vajpayee spent his final decade an invalid, Ghatate was one of the few who would habitually call on his old friend.
From Mookerjee-Upadhyaya to Vajpayee-Advani, the BJP has valorised teamwork. How will history judge Modi-Shah?
That P V Narsimha Rao is not celebrated more at the national level has several causes, including Rao’s own reticence. But the chief culprit is his own party, unwilling to highlight any prime minister who does not come from one single family.
A hundred years after the birth of Hindu nationalism, Narendra Modi’s victory embodies its original vision.
Nanaji was also uncomfortable with Vajpayee’s decision to merge the Jana Sangh into the Janata Party in 1977, and his decision to move the new BJP in a ‘Gandhian socialist’ direction in 1980.
Vajpayee’s persona was shaped by LK Advani, Rajkumari Kaul and Parliament.
Asma’s loneliness reflected the place that civil society — even the incremental, bourgeois variety — had in Pakistan. In most other countries, what she did would have been heroic but hardly life-threatening. And for all her celebrity status abroad, Asma lacked a constituency within Pakistan.
Naresh Chandra underplayed his role in nuclear programme, economic liberalisation.
By the 1980s, Chandraswami had rebranded himself as an international guru.
In his new book, Half Lion: How Narasimha Rao Transformed India, author Vinay Sitapati has some answers.
How former Prime Minister pushed economic reforms past Congress, BJP, India Inc, helped by Manmohan Singh.
She in turn used Congress leaders to keep an eye on him, says new book. Author Vinay Sitapati, who got unprecedented access to Rao’s personal papers, writes for The Indian Express.
This election proved that voters are looking to fashion a future, not reward the past. Modi will have to govern like he campaigned.
A visit to West Champaran to find out why a rural roads revolution does not seem to be working for the Nitish Kumar government this election.
In this part of a series on constituencies that have improved on social indicators, The Indian Express visits Ghazipur, where the number of schools has increased but the quality of education has not improved.
The Indian Express travels to the Panchmahals and finds out how its strides in electrification reflect in the campaign.
Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu has made the longest strides in NREGA, Sonia Gandhi’s grandest scheme, but DMK and AIADMK are marketing it to their advantage,
The Indian Express travels to constituencies that have seen the sharpest improvement on various social indicators during the UPA years and finds out if that change is an election issue.
That's what the AAP can now help bring in.
On CBI reform,the court stepped in where the government failed. But that cannot be the end of the story
At a time when democracy is seen to be beyond repair,Justice Verma taught us that change happens when good people work within the limits of institutions
The Novartis verdict is not about innovation vs socialism. It has to do with higher vs lower standards
The petition by academics and activists against Modis talk at Wharton misunderstands what a university stands for
How nepotism and merit feed each other
Why the new corporate middle class has so much sympathy for Anna?