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Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership
July 02, 2022

Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India had several reasons to seek a quick stabilization and reaffirmation of its relationship with the UAE.

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East
June 11, 2022

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.
Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam
June 07, 2022

Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam

By Sheikh Saaliq
Calls for a boycott of Indian goods have surfaced in some Arab countries.

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?
May 17, 2022

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?

By Grant Wyeth
Engagement with the growing Hindu community is essential for Australian politicians, but there is an obvious tightrope to walk.

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials
May 14, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials

By Sudha Ramachandran
Although the Narendra Modi government said it will “re-examine” and “re-consider” the sedition law, its apparent change of heart is unconvincing.

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges
March 15, 2022

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges

By Sheikh Saaliq
While the ban applies only to the state of Karnataka, the court ruling could set a precedent for the rest of the country.

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections
March 11, 2022

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
Winning four of five state assembly elections, the party is comfortably positioned for national elections in 2024.
The BJP Has the Edge in the Electoral Race in Uttar Pradesh
February 24, 2022

The BJP Has the Edge in the Electoral Race in Uttar Pradesh

By Kavita Chowdhury
However, its principal challenger, the Samajwadi Party, could still stage an upset.

Farmer Anger Will Test Modi as Punjab, India’s ‘Grain Bowl,’ Votes
February 21, 2022

Farmer Anger Will Test Modi as Punjab, India’s ‘Grain Bowl,’ Votes

By Sheikh Saaliq
Protesting farmers forced Modi to repeal controversial farm laws last year. Will they defeat him now in the state assembly election?

Parties Vie for Votes With Promises of Jobs in Punjab Assembly Elections
February 17, 2022

Parties Vie for Votes With Promises of Jobs in Punjab Assembly Elections

By Tarushi Aswani
This is an old promise that parties and politicians repeat every election. Will voters be impressed?

India’s Descent Into a Spiral of Genocidal Hate
January 28, 2022

India’s Descent Into a Spiral of Genocidal Hate

By Kavita Chowdhury
‘Trads,’ or traditionalists, are highly radicalized members of the Hindutva hate machine who are openly calling for the genocide of Muslims.
India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?
January 13, 2022

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Multi-phase assembly elections will give parties with deeper pockets like the BJP an undue advantage.

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