The Sangh parivar’s desperation to quickly try and recover lost ground before its goals are thwarted is cranking up the hatred quotient in India.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
India and the US, who prided themselves on the strong democratic values enshrined in their constitutions, appear to be facing a ‘crisis of governability’.
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns – the year saw the courts being tested on a range of issues related to the freedom of expression.
Modi and his band of cheerleaders are discovering now that there is no magic wand.