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Himachal Divas: Read The Journey From A Central Territory To Full State

Himachal Divas: Read The Journey From A Central Territory To Full State

Himachal Divas: Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of Union of India on 25 January 1971.

15 April 2022
Punjab Haunted By The Past It Wants To Forget

Punjab Haunted By The Past It Wants To Forget

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

26 May 2022

Federalism And The Idea Of Regionalism

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

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

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...

26 May 2022

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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26 May 2022
How Regional Parties Are Becoming The Voice Of Small Communities

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...


26 May 2022
Ladakh Battling Centralisation To Save Identity Culture

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


26 May 2022
Constitutional Federalism: State Of Exception In The Paradise Of Kashmir

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...


26 May 2022
Mumbai Muddle: Why Maharashtra And Delhi Are Frequently At Loggerheads

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...


26 May 2022
Centre-State Relations: Has The Concurrent List Outlived Its Utility?

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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26 May 2022
Right In The Centre: The New Power Structure In Dilli Durbar

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.


26 May 2022
Renegotiating India’s Federal Compact

Renegotiating India’s Federal Compact

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


26 May 2022
Size Matters: Why Tiny Goa Needs To Be Heard More Often

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

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


11 June 2021
Didi Blows A Cyclone To Delhi

Didi Blows A Cyclone To Delhi

The Bengal defeat has become too bitter a pill for the BJP to swallow, and it is conceding more ground to one of its strongest rivals.


09 April 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


26 March 2021
Bill It To The L-G, Please

Bill It To The L-G, Please

BJP ramps up battle for Delhi with contentious legislation, AAP caught on the wrong foot


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19 March 2021
Capital Face-off

Capital Face-off

For Delhi, ‘government’ shall henceforth mean the ‘L-G’…or so says a new central bill! Kejriwal cries constitutional murder. Experts call it...


02 December 2020
High Court Seeks Centre's Stand Over NETRA, NATGRID Surveillance Impeding Right To Privacy

High Court Seeks Centre's Stand Over NETRA, NATGRID Surveillance Impeding Right To Privacy

The PIL filed by an NGO seeks a cessation on surveillance projects that allow for bulk collection and analysis of personal data.


18 November 2020
Centre Yet To Provide 250 ICU Beds Facility For People In Delhi: AAP

Centre Yet To Provide 250 ICU Beds Facility For People In Delhi: AAP

Promised hospital beds haven't been provided yet despite surge in cases, says AAP spokesperson


08 November 2020
Centre Trying To Stall Development Projects In Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray

Centre Trying To Stall Development Projects In Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray slams the BJP for opposing the shifting of the metro car shed project to Kanjurmarg from the green lung Aarey Colony.


05 November 2020
Issue Directions For Banning Use Of Disinfectants And UV Rays On Humans: SC To Centre

Issue Directions For Banning Use Of Disinfectants And UV Rays On Humans: SC To Centre

SC seeks ban on installation, production and advertisement of disinfection tunnels involving the spraying of chemical disinfectants on people.


30 October 2020
Thackeray Thunders: Enough Is Enough

Thackeray Thunders: Enough Is Enough

The Shiv Sena chief dares the Centre to bring down his government. Will BJP pick up the gauntlet from a former ally?


18 July 2019
'Centre Has Sent Very Positive Response': Delhi CM Kejriwal On Residents' Ownership Of Unauthorised Colonies

'Centre Has Sent Very Positive Response': Delhi CM Kejriwal On Residents' Ownership Of Unauthorised Colonies

The Delhi government on Wednesday received a reply to the proposal it had sent to the Centre on November 2015.


11 July 2019
'Democracy Will Lose If Horse-Trading Continues': Mamata Banerjee On K'taka Crises

'Democracy Will Lose If Horse-Trading Continues': Mamata Banerjee On K'taka Crises

The TMC president condemned the 'arrogance' of the BJP saying, 'Democracy will lose if horse-trading continues,' adding, 'Our constitution is in danger, our...


07 July 2019
Arvind Kejriwal Says Will Cooperate With Centre, Attacking Each Other Not A Solution

Arvind Kejriwal Says Will Cooperate With Centre, Attacking Each Other Not A Solution

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government is ready to extend any kind of help the Centre wants on the law and order front.


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