Modi’s Rise: Thanks to the Anti-Modi Propaganda

May 21, 2014

A decade-long anti-Modi campaign from India's political left has fueled the new prime minister's rise. The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved a thumping victory over India's Congress party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family. Election results indicate that most Indians see Modi...

History in the Making: A Guide to the 2014 Indian Elections

April 05, 2014

The world's biggest electoral exercise is upon us, as India heads to the polls. Background The Indian constitution provides a term of five years for the Lok Sabha, India's lower house of parliament that is elected directly by the people. It is the equivalent of Britain’s House of Commons,...

A Response: Is India About to Elect a Far-Right Nationalist?

January 19, 2014

American exceptionalism is still prevalent, especially when it comes to India and Modi. In their recent article published in Fair Observer, Reza Aslan and Michael Brooks make the argument that the United States should withdraw from deepening its bilateral relationship with India, if...

Smearing Narendra Modi: An Unrelenting Campaign

January 10, 2014

Vested interests in Indian politics are threatened by the rise of Modi. Reza Aslan and Michael Brooks make a litany of charges against Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in their article, “Is India About To Elect a Far Right...