By extending the epidemic of political correctness to words and their usage, the BJP is emptying politics of its meaning.
Is Narendra Modi’s face ever able to get over the instinct of seeing invisible cameras everywhere, of wanting to be seen everywhere?
A preview panel for the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival discussed the future of politics and democracy in India.
The party accused the EC of being a ‘puppet’ of the ruling BJP after it pulled up Rahul Gandhi over alleged model code of conduct violation in Gujarat but failed to take action against the PM for the same.
EC Orders FIRs Against TV Channels That Aired Rahul Gandhi’s Interview, Congress Says Attack on Media
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Modi had given interviews ahead of 2014 general elections but had had not been served with punitive notice.
With Congress and AAP declaring their support for Mevani, and activists from various parts of the country campaigning for him, will the Dalit leader make the cut?
What really happened at the not-at-all-secret meeting with former Pakistani officials at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house.
An estimated 35 lakh Adivasis in Gujarat seasonally migrate to cities for work but the grand electoral promises of BJP and Congress fail to acknowledge their issues.
The scheme for a one-year period will involve an expenditure of Rs 7.80 crore.
In 2000, Pakistani high commissioner Ashraf Jahangir Qazi had more than 20 ‘secret’ meetings with Advani, the then Union home minister.
A large section of middle class Hindus base their nationalism on doses of Islamophobia, a campaign aggressively pursued by the Sangh parivar in urban Gujarat.
“If indeed PM Modi is serious about the charge that the dinner meeting at Mani’s house was a conspiracy then he must hold an independent inquiry,” Sinha said.
The prime minister has a complicated relationship with the truth, making outlandish claims and sometimes offering outright lies.
The problem is this: India is in the fight of its life with itself. Indian society is on a knife-edge – literally – and national attention is highly distractible.
Rejecting the charge as “innuendos and falsehoods”, Singh said he was deeply pained by the prime minister’s “ill thought transgression”.
The Congress, while questioning the Gujarat model, has not countered the narrative of communal polarisation in the state.
Should he be participating in a programme to celebrate Ashok Singhal, who was being prosecuted by an agency of his own erstwhile government for involvement in a serious crime?
The saffron party’s election strategy was similar when its leaders were unsure of a victory in Bihar.
Rahul has committed the cardinal sin of politics: he has abandoned his bravest general at the height of a battle that he could very well have won.
Bandwagoning with the US cannot be a substitute for a working foreign policy in our own region and near abroad.
It is the people of India who have to pick up the pieces and reclaim the inclusive pluralist traditions of this ancient diverse land.
The party is putting up a fierce fight by letting the Hardik-Alpesh-Jignesh trio capture the caste-based anger against the BJP, while Rahul focuses on larger political economy issues.
He alleged that he had time and again raised certain issues with the prime minister, but they were ignored.
After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses.
RTI application now reveals that model code of conduct does not hamper flood relief work.
As Filmed Murder of Muslim Man in Rajasthan Goes Viral, Official Culture of Impunity Towards Hate Crimes Blamed
A statement by various organisations in Rajasthan has demanded provision of absolute security to all the Muslims in the state.
With Trump’s Jerusalem Move Setting Off Violent Ripples, Palestine Looks to India for Stronger Statement
India’s statement did not directly refer to the two-state solution or East Jerusalem, which is India’s traditional position on Palestine – and it was noticed.
Union minister Jitendra Singh’s suggestion that only those linked with an issue should be allowed to file an RTI application on it is being seen as an attempt to stifle the transparency movement.
China said only that the drone crashed in “recent days” and did not give a location.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is deliberately prolonging the trial while the BJP does its best to use the Ayodhya dispute to once again stoke the flames of hatred.
Numbers show the BJP has always dominated the top tier. The real story of their big loss in vote share lies in the bottom two tiers.
The Wire speaks to Kaleem Siddiqui, Socialist Party (India) candidate from Vatva in Ahmedabad, about why Muslims are being ignored by major political parties and the media.
While peasants in the Patidar-dominated districted have sided with Hardik Patel, affluent industrialists still harbour mixed feelings on whether the BJP has addressed their issues.
In a legal notice sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, Nissan sought payment of incentives due from the Tamil Nadu government as part of a 2008 agreement.
It is clear that this is not a development model that will bring about the greatest good to the most number of people.
Vinod Dua discusses the failure of the ‘Gujarat Model’ of development and PM Modi’s Gujarat election campaign.
Given Bhuj’s large Muslim population, the prime minister shifted away from his broader campaign tenor and raked up issues with the potential to polarise communities.
The relevance of parliament as an institution of accountability has come into question.
Gujarat has so utterly failed in controlling TB that it is the only state, apart from Uttar Pradesh, where the incidence of TB has actually increased over the last decade.
The model of development that was presented as a success story relies on patronising and providing incentives to large businesses while simultaneously suppressing wage incomes.