Articles by Ajaz Ashraf
Mar 06, 2017
Election 2017: How 11 March verdict will script new chapter for Modi, Rahul, Akhilesh et alAmong them, the primary focus of political pundits will be on Modi. They will analyse the results of the five state Assembly elections to determine the degree to which the popularity of Modi remains intact or has diminished.
Feb 09, 2017
UP Election 2017: Five reasons why Muslims don't vote the BSP in as high numbers as they shouldAs Uttar Pradesh prepares to elect its Assembly, it would be apposite to ask: Why don’t Muslims vote for the BSP in numbers far higher than what they do?
Feb 04, 2017
Punjab Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi's terrorism speech in Lambi belies his 'secular' claimsFor a leader who never fails to describe the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindutva philosophy as divisive, it is indeed shocking, and perturbing, that Rahul Gandhi should have given a communal twist to Punjab politics 48 hours before it began to vote
Jan 31, 2017
Punjab Election 2017: Why most NRIs vest their hopes of a positive change in AAPFor Non-Resident Indians, years of living in the West have had them compare its system of governance to that of Punjab.
Nov 06, 2016
Ashis Nandy on future of India: 'A poor man’s America, with shrinkage of liberties'Firstpost columnist Ajaz Asgraf recounts his interview with political psychologist Ashis Nandy for Outlook magazine on 'the future of India': "a theme so wide in its sweep that it could include just about every facet of social life"
Sep 26, 2016
Arvind Kejriwal's AAP vs Centre-appointed L-G Najeeb Jung: Who's running the Delhi govt anyway?The Delhi High Court judgement has certainly brought to an end the Catch-22-like situation which prevailed in the capital city before August.
Sep 19, 2016
Nitish Kumar's politics: Shahabuddin, ban on alcohol could drag the Bihar CM downIn all this there is a message to Kumar – a person nursing a national ambition must first bolster his own strength. Kumar hasn’t on his home turf of Bihar.
Jul 15, 2016
Nice attack: New-age jihadism and fighting for a larger than life causeFor India, though, the Nice attack ought to make us worry about the many Indian Muslims who have disappeared to apparently join the IS.
Jul 12, 2016
Kerala IS recruits: Not radicalisation of Islam but Islamisation of radicalismIt is a generational revolt dressed as Islamic radicalism, of which Salafism is the most toxic manifestation.
Jul 07, 2016
Smriti Irani alone cannot be blamed for Modi govt's troubles at JNU, HCUIrani was merely implementing what has always been the Sangh’s project, albeit in a style both arrogant and abrasive