Profile of Harish Khare
An overt centralisation of power is choking India’s federal structure. The remedy lies in redoing the political landscape.
Do not abuse the trust or faith of any sizeable section of citizens, even BR Ambedkar had warned the rulers, reminds senior journalist Harish Khare
With AAP’s win, the Modi-Shah monopoly stands challenged
The tigers of the media and the corporate world find themselves caught in the unsparing, irreverent gaze of Vinod Mehta
‘No fire in the belly’ and ‘no appetite for a political fight’—with a leader diagnosed thus, the Congress let Modi have it his way
It will take far more than a regime change to erase Nehru’s legacy
He reinstituted the value of inclusive growth and governance open to scrutiny. He institutionalised the voice of civil society.
The Modi campaign is a copycatting of US right-wing tactics
It’s still possible for the Congress to reposition itself despite the dynastic clamps hampering it. But it will take more than Rahul’s petulance.
Since 1991, India too is seeing what western democracies are facing: a standoff between the state and the market.
The Congress is left to count its gains; Modi’s success infuses a certain piquancy into the choices the NDA has to make in the run-up to 2014
A journalistic memoir is gimlet-eyed about the Emergency, but drools before a cabal of indifference and preferment
A tall-talking, myopic, mulishly Jan Sanghi BJP is ripe for a fall
A great reporter, Nayar is also a regular flouter of objectivity, and a prime circulator of bogus, juicy gossip
Psesudo-patriotism would have defined the flawed and short-lived Advani regime. He would have replicated Charan Singh, a man at ease with his petty prejudices, small ideas and intellectual banality.
A dissection of State and civil society failures vis-a-vis Godhra