India’s Religious Leaders Under the Spotlight for Rape, Murder and Terrorism

January 10, 2019

Across India's main religions, crimes committed by spiritual leaders normalize criminality among their followers. Karl Marx's notion that religion is the opium of the masses could not have been truer in India. By a crude extension of the postulate, religious leaders play the part of opium...

BJP Allies Will Suffer Losses in Western India

December 01, 2018

In the second of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition will lose seats but disagree about the scale of the losses. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India are debating outcomes. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen...

Is the BJP Rising in Eastern India?

November 29, 2018

In the first of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition is poised to make gains in the east of the country. As India goes to the polls in 2019, election fever has hit the country. Two of India’s pollsters, Yogendra...

The Hindu Right’s War on Women

September 06, 2018

The right-wing promise to protect “Hindu traditions” offers shelter to male constituencies troubled by the apparent threat of women’s professional and sexual independence in modern India. In his savage book, Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, on the nature of India's capital's transformation...