Dynasts and supremos stall the emergence of second-rung leaders in India’s political parties. The result: after them, the citadel crumbles.
The past shows that the BJP has several aces up its sleeve when it comes to leadership changes
Vishavjeet Chaudhary, a barrister-at-law (Inner Temple), master of laws (Cambridge), writes about how he fell off a mare and then fell in love with horses
Bihar Museum’s exhibition, Women and Deities, is a timely feminist intervention to ways of seeing the Hindu religion at a time when India is sinking in revanchism
Only time will tell if Congress, the Grand Old Party, can tackle its leadership crisis and rejuvenate ideologically, but young cadres suggest the Gandhi family remains relevant
Dynasty-driven political parties in India have habitually shunned second rung leaders outside the family. Parties driven by individual personality and charisma too have stymied the growth of younger leaders, often at the cost of the political outfits they lead.
'The only regret I have as a screenwriter is that I don’t get any time to mull over why I write, or what my writing is about.'
A brief history of the Naga separatist movement and demand for independence
Both RJD & JD-U have distilled the essence of their party supremos as their USP, leaving a leadership void
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has always kept a set of leaders in her immediate next rank without allowing anyone to grow out of control
Young leaders jump ship regularly, as every party tries to keep it in the family
Maharashtra's two political dynasties—the Pawars and the Thackerays—face a determined and fierce contest from a powerful second rung, which could topple any succession plan.
Despite leading organisations for over two decades, leaders of Communist parties develop no right over the party. In fact, even general secretaries have been restrained, demoted and expelled.
The self-censorship and silence over the attack on Salman Rushdie for The Satanic Verses in Bangladeshi media and society is telling