Gandhis will be judged by how well they facilitate the end of their own dynastic hold on the party, while remaining on call should the need to step back in arise again.
With JNU speech, Modi has again proved he is a political mastermind who can lift an occasion to an event of national significance.
Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.
Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.
Arun Shourie, who was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1990, is an outstanding Indian change-agent and leader.
India is a criticism-surplus society, but one trip to China or Singapore will tell you why its much better than a robotic society.
Shimla’s Viceregal Lodge, which houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was where the future of India was decided. Now, it’s crumbling.
No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
The idea of ‘atmanirbhar’ India is old wine in a new bottle. While pushing us to be world leaders, Modi shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of George Fernandes and Indira Gandhi.
What is extraordinary about Modi’s lockdown is its magnitude. Never before in history has a curfew been imposed on such a large number of people.