Sanatan Socialism Ends Billionaire Raj

Aug 30, 2019

Not too long ago, James Crabtree, the former Mumbai bureau chief of the Financial Times, wrote about the new “billionaire raj” in India. He spent most of his time hobnobbing with the rich and powerful in Mumbai, and even acted in a Bollywood movie. This former acolyte of Tony...

Congress Manifesto Raises Terrifying Questions about Jammu and Kashmir

Apr 15, 2019

As India goes to the polls, its opposition party is proposing a policy that threatens the unity of the country. All political parties bring out manifestoes before elections. Think of them as love letters to the electorate that tell citizens about the person wooing them. In India’s ongoing...

The Idea of India: Sunil Khilnani in Conversation

Aug 24, 2017

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vikram Zutshi talks to Sunil Khilnani, author of Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives. Sunil Khilnani is a professor of politics and the director of the India Institute at King’s College London. He is a scholar of Indian history and politics...

Demonetization: Modi’s Triumph or His Biggest Failure?

Jan 16, 2017

Has Narendra Modi succeeded in removing black money from the economy or has he brought India to its knees? Spending the last day of the year in Udaipur, India, I stumbled upon a street restaurant called Bombay Pav Bhaji. After my meal, I took out Rs300 ($4.40) to pay the owner. He asked me to...

What Obama Wants From India

Jan 25, 2015

After George W. Bush, Barack Obama becomes the second US president to bet big on India. He may be the first who won’t be disappointed. Presidents of the United States do not generally change the date of their State of the Union address. This year, US President Barack Obama did so because he...

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