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The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India
India

The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India

The entire Kashmir policy of the Government of India, right from 1947, is that of misplaced intrigue. Trying to hammer something which is brittle into malleability.

Dalai Lama's comment on refugee crisis illuminates what's at the heart of anti-migrant sentiment
World

Dalai Lama's comment on refugee crisis illuminates what's at the heart of anti-migrant sentiment

Without clarity on the idea of what it is about a culture and a people that requires a homeland, thorny questions surrounding migration and identity will continue to trouble the world.

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism
India

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism

Speaking at the India Ideas Conclave, MJ Akbar contended that faith-based terrorism challenges the concept of a nation-state and presents an existential challenge

The internet is the new geography: Nation-states beware, netizens are the citizens of the future
News & Analysis

The internet is the new geography: Nation-states beware, netizens are the citizens of the future

Internet users, who are basically netizens scattered all around the world, today constitute the new global commons instead of the traditional nation-states and their citizens.

Why the idea of India as a 'civilisational' state will simply not fly
India

Why the idea of India as a 'civilisational' state will simply not fly

Many people in India want to debunk the western idea of the nation-state and replace it with the concept of a "civilisational state." But ambiguity is the only virtue of this state. It does not stand for anything.

What Scotland's 'no' means: European idea of nation past its sell-by date
World

What Scotland's 'no' means: European idea of nation past its sell-by date

The Scottish 'no' vote to independence from Britain reaffirms a modern reality. There are few monocultural "nations" left in the world, only diverse "states" containing many "nations" within them.

Why just UP? The nation-state itself is too big to govern
Politics

Why just UP? The nation-state itself is too big to govern

If Uttar Pradesh is too big to govern, the same can be said of India - and the nation-state itself. A big nation-state is actually a handicap on its people and freedom