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Chanakya: India's new template for the neighbourhood

India, Nov. 21 -- On Thursday, Indian security forces thwarted a bid by terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed - who, intelligence reports suggested, had been sent in to conduct a terror attack ... Read More


Chanakya: Do jobs matter in Indian elections?

India, Oct. 31 -- There is a puzzle that has stayed unresolved in Indian political analysis, especially electoral studies. To put it simply, here is the question - what is the correlation between a po... Read More


Bihar: What we know, what we don't know

India, Oct. 25 -- From being widely seen as a straightforward contest, where the victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the return of Nitish Kumar as chief minister (CM) were all but ce... Read More


The politics of Delhi's air pollution

India, Oct. 18 -- It seems only apt that a column that usually restricts itself to politics, digressing occasionally into related areas such as economic affairs and foreign policy, focus on Delhi's ba... Read More


Chanakya: The politics of Delhi's air pollution

India, Oct. 17 -- It seems only apt that a column that usually restricts itself to politics, digressing occasionally into related areas such as economic affairs and foreign policy, focus on Delhi's ba... Read More


What Paswan's exit means for politics

India, Oct. 10 -- The death of Ram Vilas Paswan and the decision of the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) to contest the Bihar elections separately - while being a part of the National Democratic Alliance (N... Read More


Chanakya: The political aftermath of December 6, 1992

India, Oct. 3 -- On December 6, 1992, India changed. Irrespective of one's views on the issue of the Ram Temple, the act of demolishing the Babri Masjid was criminal. It was a blot on the rule of law.... Read More


What Bihar will tell us about national politics

India, Sept. 20 -- Bihar's assembly elections often give a glimpse into larger national political trends. In the 1990s, the dominance of Lalu Prasad was representative of the larger assertion of Other... Read More


What Bihar will tell us about national politics

India, Sept. 19 -- Bihar's assembly elections often give a glimpse into larger national political trends. In the 1990s, the dominance of Lalu Prasad was representative of the larger assertion of Other... Read More


India needs a refined toolkit to manage China

India, Sept. 12 -- In his excellent book, The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World, external affairs minister S Jaishankar suggests that this is the time for India "to engage America, manage C... Read More