Aditya Sakorkar

Aditya Sakorkar is a senior sub-editor at a weekly newspaper based in New Delhi. He holds Master's degrees in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and History from the University of Mumbai. He is a former associate editor (Central & South Asia) at Fair Observer.

BJP Bites the Dust in Delhi, While AAP Steamrolls to Victory

Feb 12, 2015

The BJP’s rout in Delhi should serve as a wake-up call for the party and the prime minister. In India, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) swept the Delhi state assembly elections, winning 67 seats out of 70, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) securing the remainder. The elections were held...

India's Stumbling Spy Agency Needs Reform

Oct 28, 2014

India’s imperial-era intelligence apparatus has multiple flaws and needs radical overhaul. Since India’s independence in 1947, the country has been a democracy. Elections are held as scheduled, the press is largely free and parliament convenes regularly. Despite these democratic practices, India retains a strong streak of authoritarianism. India’s Intelligence Bureau...

World War I: Why There Will Never Be Another Great War (Part 2/2)

Aug 01, 2014

The two World Wars were the last interstate conflicts where belligerents were more or less evenly matched. [Read part one here.] The end of the Cold War saw an outbreak of hostilities in several countries that comprised the Soviet bloc. The most important and notable among these is the breaking up of...

World War I: Why There Will Never Be Another Great War (Part 1/2)

Jul 28, 2014

The two World Wars were the last interstate conflicts where belligerents were more or less evenly matched. World War I, or the Great War, altered the course of history. Its effects can be felt even today. For instance, much of the conflict in the Middle East is a result of colonial lines...

Reflections on the Indian General Elections

Jun 11, 2014

With Modi in office, the political class and electorate need to reflect on challenges that India faces. The Indian general elections for the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) concluded with the declaration of results on May 16. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)...

Kejriwal and the Changing Fortunes of the Aam Aadmi Party

May 28, 2014

Despite Kejriwal’s loss of public support, the AAP brings new ideas and fresh energy to Indian politics. It is said that good things come to those who wait. In the case of Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), this was true till December 2013. The party won 28...