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India’s Hindutva Groups Have the Gyanvapi Mosque in Their Crosshairs
May 21, 2022

India’s Hindutva Groups Have the Gyanvapi Mosque in Their Crosshairs

By Tarushi Aswani
Hindutva groups are laying claim to a growing number of sites where Muslim monuments and mosques stand, arguing that temples once stood on the same land.

‘They Burnt My Parents Alive’: Gujarat Riots Still Haunt Victims
April 21, 2022

‘They Burnt My Parents Alive’: Gujarat Riots Still Haunt Victims

By Tarushi Aswani
20 years after anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat, the victims are still haunted by their memories – and the parallels they see today.
Uttar Pradesh 2022: A Blueprint for the Yogi’s Hindu Rashtra
December 11, 2021

Uttar Pradesh 2022: A Blueprint for the Yogi’s Hindu Rashtra

By Antara Chakraborthy and Pravin Prakash
The expected victory of Yogi Adityanath in India’s most populous state, offers valuable lessons abut the BJP’s aspirations for national hegemony and an ethnic democracy.

Modi’s Repeal of Farm Laws Isn’t Enough, Say Indian Farmers
November 22, 2021

Modi’s Repeal of Farm Laws Isn’t Enough, Say Indian Farmers

By Naila Khan and Uzair Usmani
At the protest site, farmers are celebrating the government’s decision to roll back the farm laws but they will not end their protest until parliament revokes the laws.

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India
November 05, 2021

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Since Deuba came to power in July, there have been several rounds of interactions between the two side, but no top-level visits to date.

The Shifting Nature of India-China Relations
November 01, 2021

The Shifting Nature of India-China Relations

By Ankit Panda
Manoj Kewalramani joins the show to discuss Indian views of China and the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Congress Party Chaos in Punjab
October 07, 2021

Congress Party Chaos in Punjab

By Anik Joshi
Punjab is a microcosm of both the Congress party’s problems and those of the Indian opposition more broadly.
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.

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.
India’s Economy After the Pandemic
June 28, 2021

India’s Economy After the Pandemic

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for the Indian economy?

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