This article offers a preliminary analysis of what the Modi phenomenon means in terms of BJP’s sweeping win on 16 May. It makes four propositions. First, we stop seeing it as an individual phenomenon centered on the personality of Modi even as his votaries as well as some critics tend to view it that way. Second, the…Details
Based on the analyses of select elections coverage by five television channels – India TV, NDTV, Aaj Tak, ANI, and IBN– I argue that: The way journalists pose questions to their favorite politicians are often already answers; In pursuing a storyline, journalists subordinate, even sacrifice, actual responses or events/facts to bolster their pre-determined narrative; and…Details
This article analyses the manifestos of the parties which matter in India’s elections. It is my contention that there are more similarities than differences in various manifestos. Minor differences that exist hardly make a substantial difference thereby eliminating politics by installing nude policy.
Is it not contradictory that Modi stands exonerated of any role in the pogrom of over 3,000 Muslims…Details
Discourses about the legitimacy of the interim government continue to obscure the reality on the ground, writes scholar….Details
Rather than promote democracy in the Middle East, the West has a long history of doing the exact opposite. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/201232710543250236.htmlDetails
Indian Muslims are often accused of terrorist links, but in many cases it is Muslims themselves who are terrorised.