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Why Instead Of Hope, Karnataka Brings More Worries Over Health Of India’s Democracy

Why Instead Of Hope, Karnataka Brings More Worries Over Health Of India’s Democracy

May 20, 2018

Never before in the past, a political party has taken credit for its ability to ‘buy’ the support of elected legislators. The absence of media censure of it clearly shows the manipulation of electoral results has become the new normal in the country.

It Is Water Not China That Has Ruined Nepal’s Relations With India

It Is Water Not China That Has Ruined Nepal’s Relations With India

Apr 07, 2018

Two thirds of Nepal’s total trade are with India only. Not only that, more than 90 percent of landlocked Nepal’s exports and imports transit through its large southern neighbor.

Is India’s Democracy Safe At The Time Of A Global Democratic Recession?

Is India’s Democracy Safe At The Time Of A Global Democratic Recession?

Mar 27, 2018

Indian democracy is still vulnerable with a number of soft spots. Country’s regional and ethnic divides and economic underdevelopment continue to pose challenges...

By Rewriting India’s History, Hindutva Forces Meddling With India’s Present And Future

By Rewriting India’s History, Hindutva Forces Meddling With India’s Present And Future

Mar 13, 2018

Falsifications of historical evidence and symbols designed to discredit political rivals are universal features of the struggle for power.

Modi’s Pet River-Linking Project Is A Reason Why Maharashtra Farmers Are Protesting

Modi’s Pet River-Linking Project Is A Reason Why Maharashtra Farmers Are Protesting

Mar 12, 2018

Farmers are opposing the Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal river-linking projects between Gujarat and Maharashtra

India Will Gain More By Maintaining Friendly Relationship With Trudeau Administration

India Will Gain More By Maintaining Friendly Relationship With Trudeau Administration

Feb 20, 2018

Even if Modi is concerned about growing Sikh separatism in Canada, it is commonsense that India will gain more by maintaining a friendly-working relationship with Trudeau

Why Cauvery Verdict Might Encourage New Water Conflicts To Emerge In India And Why Supreme Court Should Remain Prepared To Deal With Them

Why Cauvery Verdict Might Encourage New Water Conflicts To Emerge In India And Why Supreme Court Should Remain Prepared To Deal With Them

Feb 17, 2018

The SC verdict is a landmark verdict. It clearly rules that the rivers are national assets and no state can claim sole right over it.

Revival Of Electoral Fortunes Of The Congress Is A Good Omen For Secular And Democratic India

Revival Of Electoral Fortunes Of The Congress Is A Good Omen For Secular And Democratic India

Feb 07, 2018

While BJP offers a conservative, rightwing, majoritarian brand of politics, Congress Party is the only party in the country, with a matching alternative base and ideology to challenge it.

No Need For The BJP To Be Thrilled, Jay Panda Is Only A Twitter Tiger In Odisha Politics

No Need For The BJP To Be Thrilled, Jay Panda Is Only A Twitter Tiger In Odisha Politics

Jan 25, 2018

Instead of BJP gloating over the prospect that Jay Panda might join its ranks, it should rather be worried that Naveen can cause a big exodus from the party in the state

Democracy Faces Crisis When People Only Have Access To Politicians' Propaganda Or Alternative Facts

Democracy Faces Crisis When People Only Have Access To Politicians' Propaganda Or Alternative Facts

Jan 25, 2018

In a democratic set up like India, citizens have to be sufficiently informed, and they should be able to adequately understand the societal challenges and their possible solutions in order to shape the direction of the country.

Hindutva Trolls Siccing Sweden's Skinheads On Muslim Refugees Don't Realise Indian Diaspora Could Be Their Next Target

Hindutva Trolls Siccing Sweden's Skinheads On Muslim Refugees Don't Realise Indian Diaspora Could Be Their Next Target

Jan 10, 2018

India’s Hindutva trolls often join hands with Sweden’s ultra-nationalists to hurl abuse at Muslim refugees. But, they tend to forget that the Hindu diaspora in Sweden will also sooner than later come under far-right’s radar of hatred.

Compulsory Classroom Attendance For JNU Students Is A Regressive Idea

Compulsory Classroom Attendance For JNU Students Is A Regressive Idea

Dec 31, 2017

Smaller classroom with interested students is anytime better than a larger classroom with an aloof bunch.

Why Does Hindu Diaspora In Developed Multicultural Countries Hate Minorities Back Home In India?

Why Does Hindu Diaspora In Developed Multicultural Countries Hate Minorities Back Home In India?

Dec 20, 2017

The Hindu diaspora has been taking keen interest in electoral politics, supporting and financing the ‘Hindutva’ candidates in elections in India.

China’s Water Diversion Is Not Responsible For Brahmaputra River Turning Black

China’s Water Diversion Is Not Responsible For Brahmaputra River Turning Black

Dec 12, 2017

A sub-regional strategy with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will only help India be able to bargain with China from a position of strength on water sharing issues.

Donald Trump Has Left The Paris Climate Accord, China And India Fail To Fill The Void

Donald Trump Has Left The Paris Climate Accord, China And India Fail To Fill The Void

Dec 12, 2017

India is not as cash rich as China, and it has to develop much faster for decades to even reach China’s present economic strength.

It Takes Courage To Take Charge When Congress Is In Dumps

It Takes Courage To Take Charge When Congress Is In Dumps

Dec 05, 2017

Rahul has become the 49th president of the Party, which is not only out of power at the center, but also passing through a survival crisis. It could even lose Gujarat elections where he is campaigning.

Nepal Scraps Dam Deal With China, But Nothing In It For India To Celebrate

Nepal Scraps Dam Deal With China, But Nothing In It For India To Celebrate

Nov 21, 2017

Opposition leader, KP Sharma Oli, has declared his government will overturn the pro-India PM's decision after coming back to power

Air Pollution Crisis Provides India And Pakistan A Golden Chance To ‘Clear The Air’ Between Neighbours

Air Pollution Crisis Provides India And Pakistan A Golden Chance To ‘Clear The Air’ Between Neighbours

Nov 20, 2017

US has air quality cooperation agreements with its neighbouring Canada and Mexico. Similarly, the countries of European Union have an agreement, which sets national limit on emission of air pollutants

When Termites Entered India’s Political Discourse

When Termites Entered India’s Political Discourse

Nov 06, 2017

Psychologists say political leaders regularly use offensive languages in public to show that they are “expressing their true feelings” and are different from peers.

Where Are Moderate Hindus?

Where Are Moderate Hindus?

Oct 21, 2017

Why don’t more moderate Hindus speak out against Hindu fundamentalists as terrible crimes are committed in the name of their religion?

An Economic Slowdown Exposes Chink In Modi's Armour. Time For Rahul Gandhi To Step Up

An Economic Slowdown Exposes Chink In Modi's Armour. Time For Rahul Gandhi To Step Up

Oct 06, 2017

'The time is now ripe for Rahul Gandhi to end the stalemate and to become the President of the Congress Party'

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