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India’s Absurd Sedition Law – And What It Enables
March 22, 2021

India’s Absurd Sedition Law – And What It Enables

By Aditya Sharma
The Indian Penal Code is replete with pernicious and outdated laws. Its Section 124A is a marquee example.

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.
India’s Eroding Democracy Threatens Its Foreign Policy Interests
March 16, 2021

India’s Eroding Democracy Threatens Its Foreign Policy Interests

By Bidisha Biswas and Anish Goel
The 2008 Indo-U.S. nuclear deal shows India's democratic values can lead to significant gains for the country. Modi must keep that in mind.

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.

Rude Girl? Rihanna’s Tweet Draws Indian Foreign Ministry Response
February 03, 2021

Rude Girl? Rihanna’s Tweet Draws Indian Foreign Ministry Response

By Abhijnan Rej
Other celebrities also spoke out against the Modi government’s handling of the farmers’ agitation, unleashing a social media war – and a government overreaction.

Grapes of Wrath: Farmers’ Protests Spin Out of Control in Indian Capital
January 27, 2021

Grapes of Wrath: Farmers’ Protests Spin Out of Control in Indian Capital

By Abhijnan Rej
The events of January 26 – India’s Republic Day – demonstrate two key weaknesses that plague the Modi government.

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?
On Religion and Tolerance, the Modi Government Must Walk the Talk
December 17, 2020

On Religion and Tolerance, the Modi Government Must Walk the Talk

By Arkoprabho Hazra
A recent speech by an Indian diplomat at the UN unintentionally highlights growing discrepancy between India’s global pronouncements and actions at home.

India Farmers Intensify Protest Against New Laws with Strike
December 08, 2020

India Farmers Intensify Protest Against New Laws with Strike

By Associated Press
The ongoing protests have rattled the Modi government with farmers refusing to back down.

How the Modi Administration Is Hamstringing the Indian Economy
January 10, 2020

How the Modi Administration Is Hamstringing the Indian Economy

By Shezad Lakhani
Uncertainty and fear are sapping India’s economic potential.

Demonetization: Minimum Governance, Maximum Gundagardi
November 06, 2018

Demonetization: Minimum Governance, Maximum Gundagardi

By Shezad Lakhani
Modi’s approach, epitomized by demonetization, reinforces India’s statist tendencies.
India Should Allow More Than 50 Percent Foreign Investment in Defense
August 30, 2018

India Should Allow More Than 50 Percent Foreign Investment in Defense

By Aman Thakker
It's long past time for New Delhi to allow for great foreign ownership of defense sector firms.

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