Money, money, money...

Money, money, money...

It is the reason why Siddaramaiah survives.... Continue Reading »

Family concerns

Family concerns

Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics is more complicated than it appears.... Continue Reading »

Dacca & before

Dacca & before

The Islamic State requires a containment strategy whose first application brought down the Soviet Union.... Continue Reading »

Mayawati redux?

Mayawati redux?

Politicians should know better than to underestimate the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.... Continue Reading »

Modi speaks

Modi speaks

The Prime Minister in his first interview appears self-assured and confident of his policies.... Continue Reading »

Reformer 3.0

Reformer 3.0

Narendra Modi is rapidly transforming the economy.... Continue Reading »

Brexit & India

Brexit & India

Britain’s vote to leave Europe suggests a paradigm change in politics.... Continue Reading »

Rating the leaders - 9

Rating the leaders - 9

Sitaram Yechury will drive the CPI-M into a cul-de-sac.... Continue Reading »

Men without politics

Men without politics

The Congress party is not serious about revival.... Continue Reading »

Spread the risk

Spread the risk

All eggs in one basket is scarcely sensible foreign policy.... Continue Reading »

Post al-Baghdadi

Post al-Baghdadi

The death of the Islamic State leader provides an opportunity for peace in the Middle East and diminished terrorism worldwide.... Continue Reading »

Move on

Move on

The scheme to settle Pandits and local ex-servicemen in the Valley is a step in the right direction.... Continue Reading »

Sinking the dynasties

Sinking the dynasties

Indian democracy will come into its own with meritocratic parties like the BJP.... Continue Reading »

Modi & the US

Modi & the US

China has nothing to fear from India’s rise.... Continue Reading »

Rating the leaders - 8

Rating the leaders - 8

Rahul Gandhi is taking the Congress down.... Continue Reading »

Much ado...

Much ado...

Self-restraint will do Raghuram Rajan no harm, and may even win him an extension.... Continue Reading »

The Vajpayee effect

The Vajpayee effect

Sympathy is a powerful and underrated factor in politics.... Continue Reading »

Perils of hubris

Perils of hubris

On the current course, the BJP campaign in Uttar Pradesh could come undone.... Continue Reading »

Quiet, please

Quiet, please

The gains of the Chabahar deal will be squandered with contentious publicity.... Continue Reading »

CMs as PMs

CMs as PMs

Narendra Modi’s rise should motivate others in the provinces where political talent is abundant.... Continue Reading »

No extension

No extension

Ashok Gulati will make a capable successor to Raghuram Rajan.... Continue Reading »

The democrat

The democrat

Narendra Modi is showing the way to a new politics.... Continue Reading »

A full deck

A full deck

The PM must no longer delay the reshuffle.... Continue Reading »

Rating the leaders - 7

Rating the leaders - 7

Manish Sisodia is a long distance runner.... Continue Reading »

Soft state?

Soft state?

India must enforce its interests in foreign territories.... Continue Reading »