Punjab & UP: The 2022 Elections And Appeasement

Punjab & UP: The 2022 Elections And Appeasement

As an election draws closer, politicians – both incumbent and otherwise – are expected to make themselves and their abilities known, louder than usual. While several states are scheduled to go to polls in 2022 with people gearing up to decide which party is the lesser of two (perhaps more) evils, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh […]

Are The Recent Killings In Kashmir Dying Embers Of Prolonged Terror?

Are The Recent Killings In Kashmir Dying Embers Of Prolonged Terror?

The recent rise in civilian killings in Kashmir Valley echoes concerns over the possibility of the return of normalcy to the region once again. The abrogation of Article 370 in what is now Jammu & Kashmir union territory is seen as a landmark move in the long-pending integration of the region with India. The recent […]

Sardar Patel: A Statesman Who Transcended Gandhian Politics

Sardar Patel: A Statesman Who Transcended Gandhian Politics

“Patel possessed the organising ability of Bismarck, the astute statesmanship of Chanakya, and the single-minded devotion to the cause of national unity of Abraham Lincoln.” – V.V. Giri, fourth president of India Born in Nadiad on this day in 1875, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has been immortalised as the statesman who made common sense heard to the […]

Has Communal Violence In Bangladesh Justified The Need For CAA?

Has Communal Violence In Bangladesh Justified The Need For CAA?

Following the recent communal violence in Bangladesh, discussion over the need for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has started making the rounds once again. The demand has been raised by several politicians, analysts and media persons, including senior Congress leader Milind Deora, who has asked for the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) after […]

Kashmiri Pandits: Exiled With No End In Sight

Kashmiri Pandits: Exiled With No End In Sight

The recent civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley have raised questions on the possibility of the return of Kashmiri Pandits once again. Three decades later, a community displaced from their hometown, is farther away from home than ever before. The recent killings of Kashmiri locals who belonged to the minority Hindu and Sikh communities in […]

Has The Systemic Silencing Of The CAG’s Analysis Created Loopholes For Unaccountability?

Has The Systemic Silencing Of The CAG’s Analysis Created Loopholes For Unaccountability?

The ‘Gujarat model’ was the current BJP government’s defining selling point at the Centre stage in 2014, besides the Congress’ obvious mishaps, which won them the Lok Sabha election. Following through on various development projects, and angst against the “grand old party” is also what kept them in power in 2019 despite increased reports of […]

Farmers’ Protest: Justified Or An Unnecessary Impasse?

Farmers' Protest: Justified Or An Unnecessary Impasse?

Ten months on, the farmers’ protest continues to stay strong, with a successful Bharat Bandh organised just this week. The right to dissent is a default right offered by our constitution. The protest led by the supposed farmer leaders in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi’s border regions forms the single biggest nagging thorn in the Bharatiya […]

Caste Politics – The Bane Of India’s Prowess

Caste Politics – The Bane Of India’s Prowess

Caste is central to India’s politics. The country is home to 2698 political parties, several of which represent specific sections of the society. These are not only based on religions or regions but mainly castes, to ensure representation of all. Charanjit Singh Channi’s appointment to the post of the Chief Minister of Punjab is a […]

Is The BJP’s Stand On Appeasement Politics Hypocritical?

Is The BJP's Stand On Appeasement Politics Hypocritical?

In 2021, so far, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has had four people resign from the post of chief minister in three states, the latest being Vijay Rupani in Gujarat. This has raised questions on the party’s and the central leadership’s in-house practices yet again. The BJP and the Congress have always been at opposing […]