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Latha Jishnu

Embedding the army in politics

Embedding the army in politics

The controversies over India’s military are mounting as it begins to encroach on civilian space. Published Nov 20, 2017 06:55am
Pummelling India’s democracy

Pummelling India’s democracy

BJP governments, at the centre and in states, have been chipping away at the democratic laws and values of the Republic. Published Oct 30, 2017 07:00am
Sleepless in Modi’s economy

Sleepless in Modi’s economy

As growth rates dip and industries fold up, unemployment remains a terrifying prospect for young India. Published Oct 16, 2017 06:44am
The hollowing out of India

The hollowing out of India

The Modi government is chipping away at the institutions and traditions that define the republic. Published Sep 18, 2017 07:05am
Learning Chinese chequers

Learning Chinese chequers

The Doklam stand-off has reset the South Asian strategic board with India’s smaller neighbours moving closer to Beijing. Updated Aug 21, 2017 01:18pm
‘We are the mob now’

‘We are the mob now’

Now as in 1930s Germany, there is in India ultra-nationalism and a cult-like worship of the supreme leader. Published Jul 03, 2017 06:57am
New India is running amok

New India is running amok

The new normal is scary. Attacks on cow traders and dairy farmers have grown bolder by the day and become routine. Published Jun 12, 2017 06:03am
Eyeless and cashless in India

Eyeless and cashless in India

For Modi it’s all about keeping the pot stirred — be it a strike across the border, terrorism or demonetisation. Updated Dec 10, 2016 10:09am
Bonding over the dead cow

Bonding over the dead cow

Muslims and Dalits have been the violent target of the RSS-BJP’s cow politics — and this is bringing them together. Updated Sep 26, 2016 10:23am
Like a cow in a China shop

Like a cow in a China shop

The BJP’s policy on China appears to be coloured by India’s defeat in the 1962 war that the RSS refuses to forget. Updated Aug 22, 2016 11:28am
Holy cows, ‘unclean’ Indians

Holy cows, ‘unclean’ Indians

Under Modi’s watch, the brazenness of the savagery against the long persecuted Dalits is unprecedented. Updated Jul 25, 2016 06:02pm
That hollow feeling

That hollow feeling

Modi’s foreign jaunts are high on political theatre but have produced few outcomes of substance. Updated Jun 13, 2016 11:58am
Illiberal democracy rising

Illiberal democracy rising

Hindutva’s loathing of liberals is a spillover from the time of Nehru whom they view with rage and envy. Updated May 30, 2016 10:09am
Forever caste in stone

Forever caste in stone

The Dalits, who fall outside the rigid caste system, still cannot come near most temples. Updated Feb 15, 2016 10:28am
The swagger of khaki shorts

The swagger of khaki shorts

It would be naive to dismiss the recent RSS gathering as a quaint, Hindu version of the Boy Scouts. Updated Jan 25, 2016 09:07am