Narendra Modi Wins Again as India Rejects the Nehru Dynasty

May 24, 2019

Revulsion for corruption and nepotism makes Indians vote for a leader with humble roots despite his poor track record and authoritarian tendencies. In April, this author called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic record abysmal. Yet he has now been re-elected with a thumping...

Understanding the 2019 Indian Elections

May 03, 2019

In the last of a five-part series on opinion polls about the Indian elections, national security has overtaken the economy to become the main electoral issue, but things may change by the time the polls close. The CVoter Tracker, an opinion survey of voters, found that Indian Prime Minister...

Congress Manifesto Raises Terrifying Questions about Jammu and Kashmir

April 15, 2019

As India goes to the polls, its opposition party is proposing a policy that threatens the unity of the country. All political parties bring out manifestoes before elections. Think of them as love letters to the electorate that tell citizens about the person wooing them. In India’s ongoing...

India’s Final Solution to All Problems: Poditva

April 01, 2019

America Times’ intrepid time-traveling reporter brings you this news report from January 1, 3028. On the stroke of midnight, in a sensational open-air press conference in New Delhi with hundreds of dignitaries in attendance, the Indian national flag, the tricolor, was lowered over Parliament....

India Election 2014: A Bird’s Eye View

February 26, 2014

With the rise of Modi and the anti-corruption movement, the political winds are shifting in India. The political arena is heating up in India as the next general election draws near. The performance of the current ruling coalition government, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has...

Crime But No Punishment in Indian Elections

February 20, 2014

Lifting the veil of Indian politics often reveals corruption. Elections in India are known as a one-of-a-kind festival of democracy, replete with colorful pageantry, flamboyant personalities, and very large numbers. The size of the country’s electorate when India heads to the polls for...

India: An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

December 16, 2013

India needs tough economic decisions, especially in these turbulent times. Dear Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Heartiest congratulations on the splendid performance of your Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha (local assembly) elections. In spite of the rhetoric, I am certain that your...

India: The Third Front

June 17, 2013

Amid upheaval with India's domestic politics, will a third front emerge in the next election? India’s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II government has become highly unstable. Elections may be declared at any time. When this happens, the coalition groupings at the national level are...