Category Archives: Politics

Why India is not a secular state

This article of mine appeared on The Economic Times on 7th December, 2015 over here and on OpIndia over here. The 42nd amendment to the Constitution of India inserted the word “secular” into the preamble thus making India a “secular” … Continue reading

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The Big O Factor & what it means for the Bihar elections

This article of mine (co-authored with Neha Srivastava), was published on The Economic Times, over here. The Big O Factor & what it means for the Bihar elections The Big O of elections The Big O of politics – Organization, … Continue reading

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Why the media seems to hate the Modi government

This piece of mine was published on The Economic times on 15th September, 2015 over here. The media does not seem to be particularly in love with the Modi government or the BJP Meat Ban-Wagon Grows as Haryana Orders 9-Day … Continue reading

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Is the Bihar election really about “Sushasan” or Nitish Kumar’s ambition?

This article of mine, co-authored with Neha Srivastava, was published on Swarajya Magazine on 31st August,2015 here. Should Nitish Kumar alone be credited for bringing back stability and development in Bihar? A close look reveals that most of the development during his … Continue reading

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Make in India: Can Modi make it possible?

An edited version of this article of mine, co-authored with Neha Srivastava was published on Swarajya on 29th October,2014. Virtually everyone agrees that India’s manufacturing sector has tremendous potential for the growth. India has a large, young population (1.25 billion people[1], over 800 … Continue reading

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Why I, a Congress supporter in 2009, support Modi for PM in 2014

Publication: The Indian Republic Date of publication: November 29th, 2013 Link: Link to The Indian Republic article   An independent voter’s dilemma Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that the big question before India in … Continue reading

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Do You Need to be Worried about the Hindu-ization of India’?

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic, India’s largest not for profit news portal on 10th June, 2014 over here. Image credit – The Indian Republic.   During the run up to the 2014 General Elections, India witnessed … Continue reading

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A liberal’s take on Hindutva

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic on 22nd November, 2013 over here. Who is a liberal? A quick Wikipedia search will show you that the idea of liberalism is based on two concepts – liberty (the right … Continue reading

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Whose Sardar is he anyway?

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic, India’s largest not-for-profit news portal on 31st October, 2013 over here. Much has been said about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, with both the Congress and the BJP seeking to stake claim … Continue reading

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