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How India is Changing Under Modi

How India is Changing Under Modi

By Professor James Manor   ‘Extravagant new promises can buy him time, but far from solving the problem, they compound the risk.’ ‘His main alternative is to stress not aspirations, but resentments.’ ‘He has already de-emphasised aspirational appeals: Nothing has...

We are all Sri Lankans now

We are all Sri Lankans now

By Syed Badrul Ahsan Terrorism is not dead. The purveyors of terror are yet around. That is the lesson coming out of the eight explosions which rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. With close to 300 people dead and hundreds of others wounded, one is quite certain that...

The 2019 Indian Elections: is the  media complicit or controlled?

The 2019 Indian Elections: is the media complicit or controlled?

Up to 900 million eligible voters in India will go to the polls in April and May. Historically largely well informed, thanks to government and policy discussions in the media before general elections, Indians have been able to vote out incompetent or corrupt governments. But things are looking different this time, explains Dr Kiran Hassan, associate fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.