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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.

State of Play: Elections in India’s Assam
March 08, 2021

State of Play: Elections in India’s Assam

By Sudha Ramachandran
While forecasts predict the BJP and its allies retaining power, things may not be that simple.

When Did India’s BJP Lose Its Hawkishness on China?
February 09, 2021

When Did India’s BJP Lose Its Hawkishness on China?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
To diplomatically stand up to China, all the BJP needs is to do is to revive some of its past rhetoric.
Amid Farmer Protests, India’s Sedition Law Is Back in the Headlines
February 05, 2021

Amid Farmer Protests, India’s Sedition Law Is Back in the Headlines

By Sudha Ramachandran
The colonial-era law has long been used to quash dissent. It’s happening again in the wake of a violent episode in the farmer protests.

Post-Politics or the Politics of Posting: Indian Politics on the Web
February 02, 2021

Post-Politics or the Politics of Posting: Indian Politics on the Web

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does India’s ruling party’s guidebook tell us about the era of social media we live in?

Is India Living up to Its Constitution?
January 28, 2021

Is India Living up to Its Constitution?

By Bansari Kamdar
While the Indian constitution, celebrated every year on January 26, has an enlightened, egalitarian outlook, contemporary India’s reality tells a different story.

India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’
January 11, 2021

India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’

By Abhijnan Rej
The party's supporters worry Facebook and Twitter might come after them next.
RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
December 28, 2020

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.

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