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Learning from history

On January 30, 1948, at a time when northern and eastern India continued to be devastated by the horrors unleashed by the Partition

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Why Nehru matters more than ever

An otherwise ordinary ‘first’ speech given by India’s fourteenth President, Ram Nath Kovind, would have gone unremarked

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On the right to freedom of expression

In May 2015, a host of civil society organisations wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister of India. The opening paragraph said:

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Silence on vigilantism is not an option

When was the last time the Hindu community asked itself the question ‘who are we’? The last of the interrogators of Hindu society was

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A sudden lightness of being

Since India is constantly in election mode, it is not surprising that predictions of who will win and who will lose, analyses 

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The unmaking of Parliament

The Indian Parliament meets, the Indian Parliament ceases to meet, and there is nary an impact of these meetings/non-meetings on the democratic

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Before he became Mahatma

Gandhi scholars generally see his political work in South Africa (1893-1914) as but a prelude to the remarkable role he played in reshaping the politics

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A party in a hurry

Political scientists write with some regret of how a political movement that had tapped the consciousness of lakhs of Indians through sustained and patient mobilisation,

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Lessons in prevarication

It is too early to make reasoned evaluations of Narendra Modi’s career as the Prime Minister of India. But of one thing we are certain: ...

How to read the popular will

Decisions that profoundly affect not only the present but also succeeding generations, should not be taken in a rush, or through one-time referendums

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