Leaders & Voters

Ever since Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party came to power, plenty of ink and pixels have been spent trying to explain the ascendancy of Hindu nationalism in India. But while the BJP’s concept of “Hindutva” has sparked angry protests...
For roughly 200 million Indians, or the top 15 per cent of the population, the post-liberalisation period has been a journey from decades of scarcity to an abrupt abundance. Like hungry, caged animals set free by the new economy,...
As Nitish Kumar returns as the chief minister of the state with India’s poorest people, his game plan should be clear: Press on with policies that offer educational opportunities and further economic progress, especially jobs, wealth creation and infrastructure. That...