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Monday, Jan 27, 2020



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 (275 results)
Jan 19, 2020 06:43
A demand stimulus (through tax cuts and increased spends on rural cash-transfer schemes), a focus on real estate and banking and finance sectors, and reducing the adventurist tendencies of investigative agencies, may be all that’s required to turn s... read more
Jan 04, 2020 16:38
It is this fundamentally bipolar but possibly triangular battle, through the web of local and national issues, in a contest which will assume the contours of a Kejriwal versus Modi frame, that Delhi’s voters will exercise their choice next month. The... read more
Dec 22, 2019 06:29
The CAA-NRC package will shape the nature of campaign, mobilisation, and the eventual outcome in Delhi and Bihar in 2020, and Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam in 2021 read more
Dec 07, 2019 20:01
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-National Register of Citizen package undermines India’s ethos, values, citizen rights, foreign relations, and image in an unprecedented manner read more
Nov 30, 2019 17:15
Democracy, federalism,equality, pluralism, and justice are India’s foundational principles. They must be preserved and deepened read more
Nov 23, 2019 19:05
The shifting alliances, the incongruity between pre-poll rhetoric and post-poll tactics, the defections, the pursuit of narrow self-interest, and the violations of process do not paint a pretty picture read more
Oct 12, 2019 21:07
This set of elections will once again show the robustness of India’s electoral democracy. This is good news. But it will also expose the challenges that come with becoming an almost unipolar polity, where power is concentrated within a party read more
Sep 28, 2019 20:12
India will seek international support for domestic growth; deepen US partnership; build ties with other key powers; cooperate and compete with China; and counter Pakistan read more
Aug 31, 2019 19:34
Modi’s continued appeal, the party’s organisational might, its ability to expand its social coalition in all three states, its proactive campaign, and a weak and fractured Opposition give the BJP an edge in all three upcoming battles in Maharashtra,... read more
Aug 17, 2019 20:22
As PM Modi continues to push this ideological world view through policies, laws and actions, it must be done within a democratic framework, and in close consultation with all political stakeholders and citizens at large read more
Aug 04, 2019 19:32
The case must trigger a debate on the wide ranging reforms needed in India. There have to be more stringent norms because of which political parties cannot offer protection to an accused, at least in heinous crimes like rape. There have to be police... read more
Jul 20, 2019 20:37
India remains a vibrant democracy. Indian society remains remarkably diverse. India also has an assertive electorate, which can be politically mobilised on a range of reasons. And that is why while the BJP may appear completely invincible at the moment,... read more
Jul 06, 2019 18:43
The post 1989 normal is broken. The rise of the BJP system - much like the Congress system of the early decades after Independence - has thrown regional parties off-gear. read more
Jun 22, 2019 20:53
One would have expected that, given the devastating rout it faced, the opposition would have, by now, gone back to the drawing board and begun an honest, introspective exercise read more
Jun 08, 2019 18:10
In India’s boom years ahead of the 2008-09 economic crisis, it was investment, albeit private, that powered growth. With the export market under significant squeeze today compared to what it was before the crisis, one important driver for private investment... read more