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  • Minority report

    The Hindu Business Line / 07 December 2018
    Beyond symbolism, rights to life, liberty and dignity for India’s minorities remain transactional Among the highlights of ongoing election campaigns in five Indian states has been Congress...
  • Us and them

    The Hindu Business Line / 23 November 2018
    The assertion of majoritarian will in both India and the US has legitimised the exclusion of certain sections of the population Coarse rhetoric in the political arena, where civility at the best...
  • Upon the word

    The Hindu Business Line / 09 November 2018
    Once maligned as a concept alien to India, secularism stands to lose ground to enforced homogeneity   Secularism is a word unlikely to be heard very much in upcoming election campaigns....
  • Local to national

    The Hindu Business Line / 28 September 2018
    New alliances, however bizarre, will be forged as old ones fray in the months leading to the 2019 general elections All democracy is local. Elected bodies at the national level could potentially...
  • The party is over

    The Hindu Business Line / 14 September 2018
    Defaulting on promises made to the disadvantaged may no longer be an option in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls The countdown to the world’s biggest election has begun. The pathway to the Lok Sabha...
  • For the Sake of Rest of the World, US and Iran Must Go Beyond Binary Oppositions

    The Wire / 27 August 2018
    Ever since the Central Intelligence Agency’s coup d’état of August 1953 against then Iranian nationalist Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, it has been a tradition for Washington to...
  • Undeclared apartheid

    The Hindu Business Line / 03 August 2018
    A recent amendment in Israel’s basic law gives closure to the Zionist project of conquest and dispossession Anxieties about identity and citizenship, once banished, are emerging afresh in a most...
  • Who would have thought?

    The Hindu Business Line / 20 July 2018
    From the Helsinki summit, it was a major climbdown for #Traitor Trump   There were frequent occasions during his brash and bumptious circuit through recent diplomatic events, when US...
  • Off the people

    The Hindu Business Line / 06 July 2018
    Kashmir has always been a pawn in a larger political game. Power in the State is not wielded on the principle of popular representation, but on how Delhi’s will can be imposed A ceasefire was...
  • Click and bait politics

    The Hindu Business Line / 22 June 2018
    A “social media communications hub” could well be a euphemism for greater surveillance and a covert political operation Donald Trump was carried to his unlikely victory in 2016 by a blizzard of...
  • Europe on edge

    The Hindu Business Line / 08 June 2018
    It is the season of dissonant combines, and coalitions across the continent are struggling to find their feet Recent events in Italy show yet again, that nothing can be taken for granted when...
  • Why Mahathir Mohamad’s victory may herald better times for Malaysian Indians

    Scroll.in / 28 May 2018
    The historic election win of Malaysia’s 93-year-old veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad this month has raised hopes that the condition of the country’s minority South Asian community will change for...
  • Venezuela is in economic chaos, but its people realise there are no rewards from following orthodox directives

    Hindu Business / 25 May 2018
    Hyperinflation, endemic scarcities, and widespread unemployment: a lethal economic trifecta that should in all circumstances, spell political disaster. For Nicolas Maduro, former bus-driver and...
  • Why The Citizenship Bill Can Tear Assam Apart

    The Quint / 18 May 2018
    For 30 years, Assam fought armed separatist violence some of which has morphed into more legitimised forms of abuse of power. For half a century, the state’s population has been battling annual flood...
  • A birthday gift

    The Hindu Business Line / 11 May 2018
    With the US embassy in Israel slated to shift to Jerusalem, the Zionist state is a step closer to erasing a people’s history even as it continues its war without end against neighbours It is not...
  • The intent plot

    The Hindu Business Line / 30 March 2018
    Far from threatening liberal democracy, Facebook’s pursuit of advertising gold is an affirmation of its basic premises Liberal democratic theory considers political choice as akin to shopping....
  • To Delete or Not to #DeleteFacebook, That is the Question

    The Wire / 26 March 2018
    There are no easy answers beyond ensuring that we as citizens do not surrender our privacy to darker forces until a global  internet governance regime is in place   For the last few...
  • A touch of ‘Enlightenment’

    The Hindu Business / 16 March 2018
    At a time when most pundits are given to despair over the near-collapse of global order, psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker sees immense scope for human betterment   Sunny side up...