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What the Indian election can teach us

The people of India have spoken; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a third term, but this was a much tougher victory as compared to the previous two elections…

The great Indian political circus: Part – I

There are many similarities between the economic situation that India faced in the early 1990s and the one Pakistan currently faces. Last year, I wrote a series of articles that…

The great Indian political circus: Part – II

In January 1990, tensions in Kashmir allowed the BJP to capitalize on it to fan its extremist agenda. Immediately after coming to power, the VP Singh government introduced the 62nd…

Crunch time for Indian politics

IT’S crunch time for Indian politics. It became inevitable after the Karnataka verdict hit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the solar plexus. The BJP’s rout in the crucial southern…

The facade of Indian democracy

Seventy-five years ago, India gained freedom and declared itself a secular state. The constitution of the world’s largest democracy provides for “freedom of conscience and the right of all individuals…