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Dark side of Gujarat Model

The much-trumpeted ‘Gujarat model’ is in a mess in corona times. Consider the following: Not…

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The Babus Have Taken Over Corona Fight

The classic BBC television sitcom, Yes Minister, superbly captures the intriguing relationship between politician and…

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No Islamophobia Please in Corona Times

“Hey, news television seems to have finally broken out of the Hindu-Muslim mindset!” I exulted…

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Compassion with Coercion: Leadership in age of corona

It is perhaps a less known fact that Narendra Modi’s political career was dramatically transformed…

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The Corona Challenge is about Team India not Brand Modi

In the build up to the 2019 general elections, the BJP’s most potent campaign plank…

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Scindia revolt and an imploding congress

Soon after the Congress was swept aside in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Jyotiraditya Scindia…

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A Riot Waiting To Happen

This is the age of the rabble-rouser with social media amplifying the noise of the…

Kejriwal for Delhi, but not for India yet

The emergence of Arvind Kejriwal has undoubtedly been the start-up story in Indian politics of…

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MS University to JNU: Gujarat model goes national

Long before Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), there was Maharaja Sayajirao (MS) University, Vadodara. Named after…

The Angry Women of Shaheen Bagh

In normal times, Delhi’s Shaheen Baug area would be in danger of falling off the…