He’s our most polarising leader, deeply hated by many but equally loved by more, especially the young. To extrapolate BJP’s struggles in Gujarat and Karnataka to 2019 is fatally complacent.
A spiced up, hyper-nationalist version of military history has been built: that politicians wronged the generals. No wonder PM Modi got his facts all mixed up.
Judges are squabbling, popular confidence is frayed, and the executive is poised to bury the hatchet: in its back. Can an exhausted judiciary fight back?
The judiciary is under threat from within – from stretching jurisdictions, headline-hunting and its inability to put its own house in order.
The media can disagree, fight and judge each other. But it can survive and thrive only by closing ranks when its first principles are under attack.
BJP overpowered caste divisions to sweep 2014. But the Dalits are angry and the divides are back in play, spelling trouble for 2019.
Corporate India’s euphoria over Modi’s rise has ended. It’s been replaced by suspicion & fear as he’s let businessmen know they can’t see him as their own.
The Congress has paid severely for its unrelenting minorityism. It is seeking to move to the secular centre and that’s the message from Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits.
The foundation on which AAP was built has all but crumbled. And its promise of changing the system and saving India is now a fading memory.