October 07, 2021
Congress Party Chaos in Punjab
By Anik Joshi
Punjab is a microcosm of both the Congress party’s problems and those of the Indian opposition more broadly.
October 04, 2021
Indian Town on Edge After 9 Die During Farm Protest
By Biswajeet Banerjee
Farmers and members of the ruling BJP were killed on Monday amid ongoing protests against agriculture laws.
September 22, 2021
BJP Goes to Town With Modi’s Birthday Bash
By Neeta Lal
The public-facing celebration “amounts to a personality cult hitherto unseen in contemporary Indian politics.”
September 13, 2021
Does India Need a Caste Census?
By Parul Abrol
The latest data on caste is needed to formulate policies to address socioeconomic inequality.
August 20, 2021
The Normalization of Communal Politics in India
By Kavita Chowdhury
From being an aberration, hate crimes are becoming an ugly daily occurrence in the country.
August 12, 2021
Free Indian Movies From the Censors
By Aditya Sharma
Indian movies, the artistic escape of a billion people, are controlled by the government cheerleaders and dour moralists of the Censor Board.
August 02, 2021
Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.