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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
April 30, 2019
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
The site of a deadly cow lynching incident has little to show for its fervent support of Modi.