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Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Madhav Godbole's life is testimony that honest and efficient civil servants should keep a measured profile and maintain a dignified stance even in adversity

07 May 2022
Rahul Takes A Dig At PM Modi Over Fuel Price Hike, Terms His Federalism 'Coercive'

Rahul Takes A Dig At PM Modi Over Fuel Price Hike, Terms His Federalism 'Coercive'

Rahul Gandhi's remarks came after Modi flagged higher fuel prices in many opposition-ruled states and urged them to reduce VAT in "national interest" to...

28 April 2022

Is India’s Federal Democracy Susceptible To Authoritarian Impulses?

Amid attempts to reorganize coalition politics and establish a new front, five states are undergoing elections. All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh, the state which...

Putting Asymmetric Federalism In A Tinder-Box In India

Putting Asymmetric Federalism In A Tinder-Box In India

The idea that asymmetric federalism is both secession-inducing and secession-preventing has resonated powerfully in India’s Constituent Assembly (CA) Debates...

18 February 2022

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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26 May 2022
Federalism And The Idea Of Regionalism

Federalism And The Idea Of Regionalism

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


26 May 2022
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

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.


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


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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
How Dravidian Politics Acts As Bulwark Against Centralism

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


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


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.


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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


12 February 2022
'The Idea Of India': Why Rahul Gandhi Should Not Fall For Regional Parochialism

'The Idea Of India': Why Rahul Gandhi Should Not Fall For Regional Parochialism

The Congress leader’s view marks a definitive departure from Nehru’s idea of nationalism. If Rahul Gandhi’s Congress withdraws from an ideological...


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