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COVID-19 and India’s Addiction to Colonial-Era Laws
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 and India’s Addiction to Colonial-Era Laws

By Ameya Pratap Singh and Dhruva Gandhi
India’s lockdown raises concerns about the legitimacy of colonial-era laws that have been used to administer emergencies.

Is India Still a Rising Superpower?
February 26, 2020

Is India Still a Rising Superpower?

By Muhsin Puthan
India’s international relations have become a hostage to its own domestic political and social chaos.
Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
January 31, 2020

Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?

By Prabhash Ranjan
Looking at recent events in India through the lens of How Democracies Die.

Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India
November 05, 2019

Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India

By Angshuman Choudhury and Prannv Dhawan
The curated visit of far-right European politicians to Kashmir was a dangerous gamble for India’s foreign policy.

The Poll: An Indian Board Game Reflects Indian Society and Politics
July 03, 2019

The Poll: An Indian Board Game Reflects Indian Society and Politics

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does a board game tell us about today’s India? (A lot, actually.)

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
May 10, 2019

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?

By Vishal Arora
It seems few Indians are aware of the distinction between the roles of the central and state governments.

India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
April 08, 2019

India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?

By Vishal Arora and Dev Desai
Those in rural areas complain they have been left behind during Gujarat's era of growth.
The Migrants Indian Democracy Forgot
February 07, 2019

The Migrants Indian Democracy Forgot

By Neeta Lal
The government wants Indians who live overseas to be able to vote. What about Indians who migrated within the country?

India’s Criminal Politicians
December 19, 2018

India’s Criminal Politicians

By Neeta Lal
Why are so many people facing criminal charges still elected to India's legislative bodies?

Can Modi Keep Winning?
August 01, 2018

Can Modi Keep Winning?

By Kartikeya Singh
As India gears up for the largest democratic exercise on the planet, what are the prospects for 5 more years of Modi?

The Time Is Finally Right for a Third Front in India
April 14, 2018

The Time Is Finally Right for a Third Front in India

By Ambar Kumar Ghosh
The political landscape, marked by a shrinking Congress Party and invincible BJP, calls for a coalition of regional forces.
Hacking India's Elections
June 01, 2017

Hacking India's Elections

By Vinayak Dalmia
New technology creates opportunities for democracy -- and also threats.

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