India has the chance to enact real reforms under Prime Minister Modi, but the BJP will first need to address its falling domestic popularity.
The growing illiberal sentiment among Indian society is especially concerning at a time when the values that gird the modern Indian state are in extreme flux.
The Indian Home Ministry’s recent decision to extend the notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act to the far-flung state of Arunachal Pradesh reflects an alarmingly heavy-handed and illiberal approach to quelling social unrest.
As the locus of India’s foreign policy shifts eastwards, it is ironic that the Indian northeast remains as neglected as ever in New Delhi’s domestic policy calculations.
Despite the growing friendship between Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, the subject of religious intolerance remains an irritant in US-India relations.
The evidence is clear. The Chinese economic powerhouse is slowing down. Who will step in to fill the void?
This Monday, a young Indian woman, from the northern province of Uttar Pradesh, retracted a statement made in August, which had accused a Muslim man of abducting, raping, and forcefully converting her to Islam for marriage. According to Thea Walsh, the notion of “love jihad” can be viewed as a nationalist ploy to promote a singular definition of belonging in Indian society.
Puneet Brar comments on Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States, analyzing its likely effect of economic and political relations between the two countries.