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Monday, Sep 23, 2019



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 (267 results)
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
May 25, 2019 19:27
All the Congress has to do to start the process is to answer two fundamental and related questions. One, what does it stand for? This has to be more than the party’s heritage or its long association with one family. The second question is: what is its... read more
May 11, 2019 21:29
Unless 2019 throws up a surprise in favour of the Congress, like 2014 was in favour the BJP, Narendra Modi and his party will continue to remain the central axis of India’s political wheel in the foreseeable future read more
Apr 27, 2019 20:29
The elections should have been an opportunity for a robust political debate on precisely these issues so that people could make informed choices and see the emergence of a broad consensus. That has not happened. read more
Apr 13, 2019 20:24
Polling agencies can use a Bayesian model to predict the number of seats a party is expected to win read more
Mar 30, 2019 18:54
No election is a single-issue election. And so the problem isn’t the fact that two principal sides are speaking of two different issues. The problem is they are not engaging adequately with each other on them read more
Mar 17, 2019 09:59
Meanwhile, the Congress continues to struggle with its alliances. It could well be that the party’s recent electoral success is itself coming in the way of finalising them read more
Mar 02, 2019 18:11
Before Pulwama, the farm crisis and jobs dominated the narrative. It’s likely they will be important in the run-up to the polls, but they will have to share the space with security and the war against terror read more
Feb 16, 2019 19:18
The point here is that despite overwhelming political dominance, the government is on the backfoot as far as issues are concerned. It has its own narrative of course: strong leadership, rural welfare programmes, instituting structural changes to clean... read more