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“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge
July 22, 2021

“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Tarushi Aswani
Despite a severe COVID-19 outbreak and waning international attention, India's farmers are keeping up the fight.

Protests Erupt in India’s Parliament Over Spying Scandal
July 21, 2021

Protests Erupt in India’s Parliament Over Spying Scandal

By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
A recent global investigation found spyware called Pegasus had been used to target opposition figures and journalists in more than 50 countries, including India.
India’s Hindutva Hardliners Treat Religious Conversion as Security Threat
July 02, 2021

India’s Hindutva Hardliners Treat Religious Conversion as Security Threat

By Asim Ali
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has warned that the National Security Act will be invoked against those involved in religious conversion.

India’s BJP and Congress Both Battling Political Infighting
June 17, 2021

India’s BJP and Congress Both Battling Political Infighting

By Asim Ali
While the BJP’s problems stem from excessive micromanaging by its leaders, the Congress’ woes arise from its weak leadership

Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics
May 05, 2021

Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics

By Asim Ali
While the BJP’s defeat in the West Bengal elections hardly marks a referendum against Modi, rising middle class anger could indeed reverse his fortunes.

Indian Leader’s Party Takes Electoral Hit Amid Virus Surge
May 03, 2021

Indian Leader’s Party Takes Electoral Hit Amid Virus Surge

By Ashok Sharma
Meanwhile, health experts say the massive electoral rallies have fueled India's terrifying COVID-19 outbreak.

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal
April 22, 2021

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal

By Sudha Ramachandran
The skyrocketing cases in India have barely made a dent in the feverish campaigns being mounted in West Bengal’s elections.
The Making of Brand Modi
April 01, 2021

The Making of Brand Modi

By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.

Chief Minister of India’s Uttarakhand Angers Women Over Regressive Comment
March 26, 2021

Chief Minister of India’s Uttarakhand Angers Women Over Regressive Comment

By Sudha Ramachandran
Tirath Singh Rawat joins an unfortunately long list of Indian politicians whose needless remarks about women betray their mindset.

India Contemplates New Freedom and Democracy Indices After ‘Hypocrisy’ Cries
March 17, 2021

India Contemplates New Freedom and Democracy Indices After ‘Hypocrisy’ Cries

By Abhijnan Rej
Ironically, India’s performance on many social and political indices has worsened under the watch of a government extremely sensitive to Western criticism.

Indian Minister Accused of Graft by Swedish Media Amid Deepening India-Sweden Ties
March 12, 2021

Indian Minister Accused of Graft by Swedish Media Amid Deepening India-Sweden Ties

By Abhijnan Rej
While the accusations are unlikely to affect bilateral ties, or the ruling BJP, they have an uncomfortable historical precedent.
Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?
March 10, 2021

Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A group of Sikh men were attacked in a Sydney suburb by other Indian Australians. Police believe the attack is linked to the Sikh-led farmers' protests in India.

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