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India’s Congress Party Must Reform to Resurrect
August 27, 2020

India’s Congress Party Must Reform to Resurrect

By Ambar Kumar Ghosh
Lack of leadership and political vision along with organizational problems continue to plague a political force with storied legacy.

How India’s Elite Competition Poisoned the Internet
May 27, 2020

How India’s Elite Competition Poisoned the Internet

By Pallavi Shahi
Ever wonder why India has so many internet shutdowns? It’s because, to an increasing degree, online discourse is being used to incite real-world violence.
How India Got Here
May 01, 2020

How India Got Here

By Neelanjan Sircar
Narendra Modi’s second term has coincided with the implementation of his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda. What is driving this?

India’s Common Man With a Common Mandate: Arvind Kejriwal’s Image Shift
February 12, 2020

India’s Common Man With a Common Mandate: Arvind Kejriwal’s Image Shift

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In Delhi, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has just defeated Modi’s BJP. But this is not the same Arvind Kejriwal we knew before.

Nehru: Revisiting a Legacy
November 14, 2019

Nehru: Revisiting a Legacy

By Kiran Mohandas Menon
Jawaharlal Nehru, born 130 years ago, continues to leave his mark on India's politics and society.

India’s Latest Regional Election Results: Lessons for the BJP
October 29, 2019

India’s Latest Regional Election Results: Lessons for the BJP

By Avishek Jha
The Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party should ponder its struggles at the state level.

Will Modi Resume the Battle Against Corruption?
August 17, 2019

Will Modi Resume the Battle Against Corruption?

By Yifei Yan and Alfred M. Wu
It would be costly not to. So how can Modi 2.0 advance anti-corruption efforts?
What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India?
July 09, 2019

What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India?

By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Avishek Jha
Despite widespread rhetorical condemnation of dynastic leadership in political parties, the trend shows no sign of abating.

Rahul Gandhi Gives up Congress Leadership Post
July 04, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Gives up Congress Leadership Post

By Aijaz Hussain
The scion of India’s foremost political dynasty offered his resignation after this spring’s electoral embarrassment.

Narendra Modi Wins Again -- What Does That Mean for India?
May 24, 2019

Narendra Modi Wins Again -- What Does That Mean for India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
This time, Narendra Modi was the issue. And the electorate has issued him a fresh mandate.

Manufacturing Islamophobia on WhatsApp in India
May 10, 2019

Manufacturing Islamophobia on WhatsApp in India

By Soma Basu
What can a study of pro-BJP WhatsApp groups tell us about the party’s culpability in rising Islamophobia?
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
April 30, 2019

India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want

By StoriesAsia
The site of a deadly cow lynching incident has little to show for its fervent support of Modi.

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