The relationship between the Centre and the states has strained over time. Here we map the complexities of Indian federalism.
The pandemic brought with it fresh challenges and the need for people to go digital. It has not been easy for students as well.
The Revolutionary Goans Party is leading a nativist surge, playing on fears that migrants are marginalising them and their culture
Political posturing in the Karnataka hijab row is now hardening into an ideological stand-off
Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar have mastered the art of successfully running multi-party governments, with or without conforming to the ideals of coalition dharma
Once a Congress stronghold, the Northeast state of Manipur is now a playground for the BJP and smaller parties
This election season in Punjab, longstanding regional demands have taken a backseat
Strong and autonomous state governments can offset the antinomies that Indian federalism is in the habit of reproducing
The road to authoritarianism is paved with manufactured consent, bullied Opposition, money and muscle power. The federal dream now rests upon people’s movements.
The relationship between the Central and State governments of India has strained over time. Here we map the complexities of Indian federalism.
Emergence of smaller population groups to assert their claims over the political space has given birth to smaller regional parties, sometimes representing minuscule communities often ignored or subsumed by larger political groupings
There is anxiety over rights of natives, influx of outsiders and lack of political representation after formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh in 2019
Far from being the exemplar of constitutional federalism, experts feel Kashmir has suffered at the hands of a centralising New Delhi. The abrogation of articles 370 and 35A made it official.
Dravidian politics is once again rearing its head with Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin picking up the battle for more autonomy to states
Relations between the MVA government and the BJP-led Centre have been strained for nearly two years. It has now snowballed into a public spat, spilling into areas of governance.
Several non-BJP leaders have pitched for doing away with the list which has always been a bone of contention between the Centre and the states
An overt centralisation of power is choking India’s federal structure. The remedy lies in redoing the political landscape.
The future of Indian federalism rests on how contradictions created by new distributive pressures and political delimitation are negotiated.
There is a need to empower federalism through better inter-state coordination