January 25, 2023
BBC Film on PM Modi’s Role in 2002 Riots Draws Indian Government Ire
By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
The government has blocked the broadcast of the film in India and banned people from sharing clips on social media, citing emergency powers under its IT laws.
November 28, 2022
Can Narendra Modi Practice at Home What He Preaches Abroad?
By Muqtedar Khan
Modi's silence on hate speech and calls for the genocide of Muslims indicates that he is okay with it. If not, why would he not say so?
September 24, 2022
India and Turkey Still Searching for a Breakthrough
By Niranjan Marjani
The Modi-Erdogan meeting raised expectations for the improvement of India-Turkey ties, but those hopes were short-lived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.