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The relationship between the Centre and the states has strained over time. Here we map the complexities of Indian federalism.

Issue Date : 28 February 2022

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Diary | How The Pandemic Disrupted A Teenager’s World

The pandemic brought with it fresh challenges and the need for people to go digital. It has not been easy for students as well.


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Shifting The Goalposts: A Young Politician’s Battle To Save Goa And Its Way Of Life

The Revolutionary Goans Party is leading a nativist surge, playing on fears that migrants are marginalising them and their culture

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Behind The Veil: Why Muslim Students Are Fighting For Hijab

Political posturing in the Karnataka hijab row is now hardening into an ideological stand-off


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The Coalition Instinct: Bihar’s Manual Of Survival

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

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Manipur’s Love-Hate Relations With Delhi

Once a Congress stronghold, the Northeast state of Manipur is now a playground for the BJP and smaller parties


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Punjab Haunted By The Past It Wants To Forget

This election season in Punjab, longstanding regional demands have taken a backseat


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Federalism And The Idea Of Regionalism

Strong and autonomous state governments can offset the antinomies that Indian federalism is in the habit of reproducing


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Is Indian Federalism Reeling Under Burden Of One-Party Dominance?

The road to authoritarianism is paved with manufactured consent, bullied Opposition, money and muscle power. The federal dream now rests upon people’s movements.


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State Of The Union: How Centre-State Ties Have Fractured Over Time

The relationship between the Central and State governments of India has strained over time. Here we map the complexities of Indian federalism.


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How Regional Parties Are Becoming The Voice Of Small Communities

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


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Ladakh Battling Centralisation To Save Identity Culture

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


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Constitutional Federalism: State Of Exception In The Paradise Of Kashmir

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.


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How Dravidian Politics Acts As Bulwark Against Centralism

Dravidian politics is once again rearing its head with Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin picking up the battle for more autonomy to states


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Mumbai Muddle: Why Maharashtra And Delhi Are Frequently At Loggerheads

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.


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Centre-State Relations: Has The Concurrent List Outlived Its Utility?

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


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Right In The Centre: The New Power Structure In Dilli Durbar

An overt centralisation of power is choking India’s federal structure. The remedy lies in redoing the political landscape.


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Renegotiating India’s Federal Compact

The future of Indian federalism rests on how contradictions created by new distributive pressures and political delimitation are negotiated.


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Size Matters: Why Tiny Goa Needs To Be Heard More Often

There is a need to empower federalism through better inter-state coordination