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Does Modi have a Pakistan policy?

Judging by the unsavory exchanges between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers at the recent United Nations General Assembly, the already deeply troubled bilateral...

India’s social-media ‘lynch mobs’ pose growing threat

Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask...

India’s democracy faces threat from within

It’s a grim outlook for the world’s largest democracy. In India’s Karnataka state, the governor is favoring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a...

The harsh truth about India’s godmen

Late last month, when two Indian states and the national capital were held to ransom by rioting mobs protesting their spiritual leader’s conviction on...

Why India Should Scrap Parliamentary Democracy

India’s parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with ineffiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the executive,...