The top court wrote a diabolical chronology and playbook through its Assam NRC order, and the BJP turned it into an all-conquering, polarising dog-whistle.
To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.
Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.
For Modi, Nehru is a recurrent target to attack. Not just because he believes Nehru cast India in his ‘flawed’ image but also to chip away at Gandhi dynasty, Congress.
To do that, you should first define victory, know when to declare it, have a decisive conventional edge, and stop flying MiG-21s.
India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.
BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse.
Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi govt is losing the youth — its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry.
AAP broke through entry barriers for newcomers in our politics — caste, ethnicity, ideology, dynasty — to establish itself as a Delhi party with all-India recognition.