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Furious Farmers Are Taking on the Might of the Indian State
October 12, 2021

Furious Farmers Are Taking on the Might of the Indian State

By Kavita Chowdhury
The brutal killing of a group of farmers by a BJP minister’s son has galvanized protesting farmers and opposition leaders alike.

The Indians Still Stranded in Afghanistan
October 05, 2021

The Indians Still Stranded in Afghanistan

By Ritu Mahendru
At least 100 Indians are waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan, with New Delhi offering little help or information.
Modi Government’s Growing Use of the Iron Fist
September 29, 2021

Modi Government’s Growing Use of the Iron Fist

By Kavita Chowdhury
The BJP is trying to intimidate critics by accusing them of tax evasion or charging them with sedition.

The Normalization of Communal Politics in India
August 20, 2021

The Normalization of Communal Politics in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
From being an aberration, hate crimes are becoming an ugly daily occurrence in the country.

India’s Divided Opposition Unites Over Pegasus Spyware Controversy – At Least for Now
August 04, 2021

India’s Divided Opposition Unites Over Pegasus Spyware Controversy – At Least for Now

By Kavita Chowdhury
Demands are growing for the Narendra Modi government to come clean on its role in the global snooping scandal.

Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying
June 14, 2021

Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Reports of the collapse of India’s democracy are often alarmist and misinformed.

Indian Government’s ‘Vanity’ Project in New Delhi Invites Public Wrath
May 24, 2021

Indian Government’s ‘Vanity’ Project in New Delhi Invites Public Wrath

By Neeta Lal
Amid a pandemic crisis and decimated economy, many question the government’s insistence on a redevelopment project in the capital.
Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics
May 05, 2021

Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics

By Asim Ali
While the BJP’s defeat in the West Bengal elections hardly marks a referendum against Modi, rising middle class anger could indeed reverse his fortunes.

Virus Second Wave Sweeps Away Modi’s House of Cards
May 04, 2021

Virus Second Wave Sweeps Away Modi’s House of Cards

By Abhimanyu Chandra
For the past seven years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has privileged optics over substance. That strategy has now spectacularly failed.

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.

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