India Elections: A Time of Crisis for the BJP?

April 01, 2019

The future of the BJP depends on what the party does with the little time left. The world’s largest democracy is counting the days to its general election scheduled to begin on April 11, with major opposition parties determined to turn the tables this time. For the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Will India Listen to Its Protesting Farmers?

December 13, 2018

It is not just the vagaries of nature that push the farmers toward desperate measures — apathy from the government toward the agriculture sector had undermined its fragile economy. In June 2017, holding the skulls and bones of who he claims are farmers who had committed suicide, P. Ayyakannu,...

What is Behind India’s Demonetization Drive?

January 18, 2017

With 86% of currency out of circulation, it is India’s poor who have been most affected by demonetization. On November 8, 2016, India’s government placed an immediate ban on all Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes—an equivalent of $7 and $15. The measure was an attempt to address the problem of...