Candidates Bet on Welfare Populism in India’s Election

April 04, 2019

India's opposition is attempting to thwart neoliberal Modinomics with its own version of economic populism. The world’s largest democracy is days away from its national elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid seems stronger than ever before. The attacks of main opposition...

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,...

Decoding the Indian Left’s Electoral Fiasco

April 10, 2018

What does the Left Front's recent defeat spell for the wider political process in India? The February defeat of a communist coalition after 25 years in power in Tripura, a tiny state in northeastern India, is widely seen as the demise of left-wing politics in the country. The coalition, also...