NDTV | Rumours of Rahul Gandhi’s resurrection are greatly exaggerated.
HINDUSTAN TIMES | Rahul hoped to avoid the taint of misgovernance by staying outside government. Unfortunately, power is poison; if you have it, you must drink it too, and suffer the consequences.
NDTV | The US knows its ‘strategic partnership’ with India has lost both direction and momentum in recent years and getting it back on track will not be easy.
NDTV | While the atmospherics are positive, previous attempts at peacemaking have floundered because of a mismatch in the political capacity of the governments in power in the two countries.
ECONOMIC TIMES | Modi fought and won a presidential-style election promising helmsmanship of mythic proportions, but the system he now heads is parliamentary not presidential, federal not unitary
NDTV | It is in India’s interest to pro-actively help craft a new architecture for renewed dialogue with Pakistan
Narendra Modi’s foreign policy will be defined by how he handles four challenges facing India in a changing region and world
If the struggle of Narendra Modi for power is the struggle of forgetting over memory, his victory represents a collective leap towards an uncertain future.
In which I fielded live questions from readers at a new ‘town hall’ type website…
If 180-200 seats range represents a danger zone for the BJP, anything beyond that would provide a comfortable platform for Modi.
A newly released report by Stanford Law School on riots and justice in Gujarat says the conviction rate for the 2002 riots is 15-times lower than the national average
Ever since February, when Modi said “harassed” Hindus from Bangladesh and the rest of the world had the right to come back to India, the BJP has been tying itself in knots over the issue.
The argument that the BJP leader would be constrained either by his allies or India’s institutions is deeply flawed.
The easy, communal equation Modi draws between the observance of Hindu religious practices and Indian identity is a reminder of how central the idea of a ‘Hindu rashtra’ is to his own belief system and to the politics of the BJP.