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Part priest, Part CM… “secular India’s” politics

A part-time chief minister Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that he would be taking five days off in a month to attend to his duties as head priest of the Gorakhnath Temple. Television networks ran this part of his speech only once. Either the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) forced the channels to take the story off or …

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Indian Govt hiding facts on declining state of economy

I need to speak up now Yashwant Sinha writes: The economy is on a downward spiral, is poised for a hard landing. Many in the BJP know it but do not say it out of fear I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of …

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Is BJP on a self destruct path?

Allowing the worst of the party to drive the agenda may be strategic, but it is a dangerous game to play. I miss the old RSS. I never liked their views, but I appreciated the sophistication of their position. When I first arrived in the United States, I would try to explain to my new friends the fact that the …

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BJP’s UP success may start a fire

Synopsis The ruling BJP’s emphatic win in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, along with success in Uttarakhand and Manipur have placed the party on a triumphant path for the parliamentary elections of 2019. While the BJP has focused on economic development to gain these victories, fears of Hindu extremism has risen in the country. Commentary THE RULING Bharatiya …

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Modi bring Indian economy down

It seems Indian Prime Minister Modi’s handling of his finance ministry is just as novel and subtle as the foreign ministry. Surely nobody in the BJP – contrary to positions taken in public – still believes banning some of those banknotes so suddenly was a smart idea. The market definitely doesn’t think so. The rupee, which Modi said on the …

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India’s politics of upper and lower castes

India’s politics of upper and lower castes

Whatever Uttar Pradesh elections deliver next year, the nascent poll campaign has already sprung a big surprise — mainstreaming of Brahmin grievance. As the poll wagon starts rolling in the most “bahujanized” of political landscapes,Congress is getting set to hold “Brahmin sammelans” to stoke collective community nostalgia about its heyday, a coded reference to its ‘slide’ post-Mandal-BSP. The strategy is …

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Iss baar Modi Sarkaar

Narendra Modi

Modi’s landslide victory comes as little surprise; there are celebrations all around as the rightist BJP rips the reins of power. But with that, India’s image as it is projected to the outside world might undergo a complete overhaul—a secular and liberal India could find itself making a transition to an intolerant ‘Hindustan’. Given his track record as an aggressive, …

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A Modi Premiership Will Destroy India

Narendra Modi Cartoon

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) thinks it will win the Indian general elections of 2014 because it categorically announced Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state, as its Prime Ministerial candidate. But nothing could be further from the truth! The reasons why the BJP actually has a chance of winning the elections can be summed up not in terms …

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