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.
CAA-NRC-NPR has divided India like nothing in decades, and the world is disappointed, if not critical. The stakes for Modi are higher than for Indira Gandhi.
At Jama Masjid, Muslims pronounced they are Indians first, rejecting the idea that someone can reimagine the basis of the Republic, just because he has majority.
India invested 25 years after Cold War to de-hyphenate itself from Pakistan. Modi & Amit Shah have squandered those gains purely for domestic consumption.
CAB-plus-NRC is an idea that’s dead-on-arrival. But it’s the BJP’s next Ram Mandir that will be used to polarise and expose the party’s rivals.