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...

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...

Is Narendra Modi’s Sanatan Socialism Failing?

January 21, 2019

India’s economy faces big trouble as jobs dry up, consumption falls and industrial production declines. Prima facie, the gods are in their heavens and all is hunky dory in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just presided over the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. Heads of five world powers...

Will India’s Unemployment Crisis Cost Modi His Job?

January 15, 2019

The challenge of fixing India’s job crisis is an unachievable task for any one-term government. India is the world’s fastest-growing major economy. It is also home to the highest number of unemployed in the world. More than half of India’s 1.2-billion population is under the age of 25....