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BJP Goes to Town With Modi’s Birthday Bash
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.”

Free Indian Movies From the Censors
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.
The Politics of India’s Record-Setting Olympics
August 11, 2021

The Politics of India’s Record-Setting Olympics

By Neeta Lal
Indian politicians are rushing to claim credit for the country’s sports heroes.

Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
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.

India’s Modi Drops 12 Cabinet Ministers in Massive Reshuffle
July 08, 2021

India’s Modi Drops 12 Cabinet Ministers in Massive Reshuffle

By Ashok Sharma
The shake-up came as Modi's government faced increasing criticism for its handling of the pandemic.

Role Reversal: The Indian National Congress Should Build Its Own RSS
June 28, 2021

Role Reversal: The Indian National Congress Should Build Its Own RSS

By Krzysztof Iwanek
To counter the ruling BJP, the Indian National Congress should take a page out of its book – and bolster its social engagement.

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.
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?

The Tipu Sultan Party: In Search of a ‘Secular Sultan’
January 26, 2021

The Tipu Sultan Party: In Search of a ‘Secular Sultan’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The image of Tipu Sultan ranges from one extreme to another: a freedom fighter and a secular ruler or a bigoted tyrant.

India’s Protesting Farmers Aren’t Going Anywhere
January 20, 2021

India’s Protesting Farmers Aren’t Going Anywhere

By Sudha Ramachandran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a leader given to compromise. Has he finally met his match in India's farmers?

Indian Government, Farmers to Meet Again Over Highway Blockade
December 04, 2020

Indian Government, Farmers to Meet Again Over Highway Blockade

By Associated Press
There was some progress in talks between the government and protesting farmers six days after the blockade began.
India’s Ruling Party Narrowly Wins in Bihar
November 12, 2020

India’s Ruling Party Narrowly Wins in Bihar

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What do the Bihar elections tell us about the direction of Indian national politics?

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