The BJP Rejects the Idea of a Hindu Rashtra

Since December 2019, India has witnessed a series of protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the government’s decision to create a National Register of Citizens (NRC). The CAA proposes to give fast-track citizenship to religious minorities of three neighboring countries,...

India’s 2019 Election Is a Choice between a Strong and a Helpless Government

In this guest edition of The Interview, Nilanjana Sen and Varuna Shunglu talk to Maheish Girri, the national secretary of the BJP. In 2014, the world’s largest democracy elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power, with Narendra Modi as the prime minister. Modi came to victory on the...

The Politics of Disaster in Kerala

August 23, 2018

Relief efforts in Kerala are being overshadowed by the government's political posturing ahead of an election year.  In 2002, Sir William Mark Tully, former Delhi bureau chief of the BBC, pointed out in his book, India in Slow Motion, that in India the government is most often the problem rather...