The usual suspects, including Indian and western mainstream media, have been vociferous in alleging Indian human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani and the subsequent rioting and stone-throwing
Anyway, that may also explain to some extent the Indian obsession with Hillary Clinton. She is the candidate of the establishment: there is no doubt about that. In fact, it is possible that even the Republican establishment may like her better than they like Trump.
China has used a textbook example of its tactic of ‘manufacturing history’ to claim almost the entire sea as, in effect, a Chinese lake. They produced some maps in which there is a feature called the “nine-dash” line, which they claim is the maritime boundary.
On the eve of 4 July, America's Independence Day, Brexit has been a blow to comfortable western certainties: a significant trope of the post-Second World War Bretton Woods agreement and the related Washington consensus has been damaged.
The immediate impact on India is quite small. Britain does sell some $460 billion worth of products, but there are very good second sources for all of them
With his speech in the US Congress PM Modi made a decisive break with the Third-World-ism and NAM-ism of the past, and presented a self-confident India that wishes to be an equal partner to the US.
The BJP has to build up a strong team of leaders with a view to building up its strength over time. As of now, its ranks are relatively thin, and also geographically concentrated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kasargod and Palakkad districts
Kerala has never sent a single BJP candidate to the Assembly or to Parliament. It was immune to the Modi wave of 2014.
April is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment
Bureaucracy strikes back: Pathankot fiasco indicates that civil servants are sabotaging PM Modi's agenda
On at least three occasions, the Modi government has looked idiotic, and I can only assume that it is the result of deliberate sabotage by civil servants
The government is taking on the strongest person in the Opposition, Chidambaram, who is not a weak link and the assault is with, as it were, nuclear weapons
Fight fire with fire: How the Narendra Modi government can prevent a full-blown assault on the nation
Narendra Modi has two choices: Either keep taking the punishment from China and the communists, Pakistan and the jihadists, the Congress and the Deep State, or fight back.
There is a deliberate attempt to keep India on the boil and Narendra Modi on the defensive; the JNU nonsense was intended to overshadow Make In India.
The abuse of Indian history: Obsession over Subhas Chandra Bose indicates that India suffers from a paucity of heroes
Subhas Chandra Bose is a hero, albeit a flawed one; and the mystery behind his death has by no means been cleared up by the release of these papers.
Of all the major figures in India’s independence struggle, none captures the imagination as much as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose does, in his military uniform, with his Indian National Army that almost managed to free India from the British yoke, with Japanese help.
It would be an understatement to say that I was astonished by the 25 December visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan
Travancore's temple entry proclamation of 1936 for 'lower' castes: Why nobody questions egalitarianism in Kerala
Just as the French revolution had its dark side, so does the social revolution in Kerala: the egalitarianism of this proclamation brought with it a reverse discrimination.
The BJP did much better than their showing in past years. However, they did not do as well as had been expected.
Kerala civic body elections: This time, it does feel different with BJP in the box with Congress & LDF
Local body elections in Kerala are due on 2 November, and as I write this, campaigning is in full swing. Even though we have had a damp month or two – normally, after Onam, there is bright sunshine, but this year September and October have been rainy – there is a lot of energy on the streets.
From the manufactured protests over Dadri and the beef controversies, it is clear that there is a large anti-Modi constituency in the intellectual class.