India

Rahul Gandhi: the meaning of his resignation

Despite a commendable effort during the Lok Sabha Elections, Rahul Gandhi faced defeat and now he feels he must deal with the consequences

Massive Mandate, Stunning Silence

Can the majority backing BJP truly accept that they will finally inherit a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation without communal violence, lawlessness, mob lynchings, and all-round bloody anarchy?

An imperial, democratic state

When the Congress seemed unequal to the task of serving the interests of the Indian State – coherence, stability, security, growth – the Indian voter was prepared to experiment with other formations.

A majoritarian landslide?

This election has endorsed the project of Hindu nationalism – namely, the creation of a Hindu majoritarian state and polity.

Decoding the 2019 Verdict

A week is a long time in politics. Despite its apparent and repetitive blunders, the opposition has five years to turn things around.