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Chanakya

Chanakya

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History has an uncanny way of intruding into contemporary life and shaping our public conversation. A new controversy emerged recently over the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.

articles by Chanakya (303 results)
Sep 19, 2020 19:52
Given the pandemic, the nature of the election, of political competition, and of issues has changed. The outcome will reveal the mood read more
Sep 12, 2020 18:58
Build economic and military capabilities; deepen ties with the US; ensure friendly regimes in South Asia; exploit China’s weaknesses read more
Sep 05, 2020 20:28
Unless there is a regulatory redesign, Facebook will continue its unethical practices at great cost to democracy read more
Aug 22, 2020 21:35
India’s judiciary is a key pillar which has to be fiercely independent and be seen as such read more
Aug 15, 2020 18:57
With the learnings from the coronavirus pandemic, India must evolve a long-term response. Here are four suggestions. Create a bad bank; focus on public health; rethink manufacturing; and get cities right read more
Aug 08, 2020 17:17
The original values of the Constitution— secularism, liberalism and democracy— work together — and have helped sustain national unity. A liberal and secular State cannot but be a democratic State, which deepens national unity. But when there is an attack on one value, the others become vulnerable. read more
Aug 01, 2020 18:21
Governments come and go. Political parties rise and fall. But the Constitution — and its vision of independent institutions — is permanent, and ensures both stability and legitimacy of the political system. The story of the erosion of institutional autonomy can, thus, erode both the stability and legitimacy of the system. read more
Jul 25, 2020 19:23
India — which had a period of relative international security and benign climate — will today have to gear up for a more unstable environment and more hostility read more
Jul 18, 2020 20:38
This isn’t about Rajasthan. The crisis in the Congress is symptomatic of a larger crisis within the party. It is a crisis that has been in the making for long. But when a party is in power, it is possible to paper over cracks and keep going read more
Jul 11, 2020 19:12
And it is dysfunctional, because it suits everyone — including those meant to protect it — that it remains so read more
Jul 04, 2020 20:30
The two most powerful tools in any country’s armoury, when it comes to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, are data and science, and political leaders through the centuries have had an uncomfortable relationship with both. read more
Jun 27, 2020 18:27
Many believe that the scale of the health, economic and national security crises could erode BJP’s prospects. But this view underestimates the faith a large segment of citizens have in Modi read more
Jun 20, 2020 19:20
The BJP — by disengaging with Pakistan — has projected itself as a nationalist force. Its advice to the Opposition not to “politicise” the national security issue may go unheeded, for if the BJP has benefited from weaponising security for electoral ends, the Opposition will seek to emulate the same. read more
Jun 13, 2020 20:25
Through its upcoming election, the state will provide a glimpse of the political future to the rest of India and answer questions central to Indian democracy read more