Commentary / World Feb 15, 2015

Upstart Indian party slows Modi juggernaut

by Harsh V. Pant

Delhi voters appear ready to give the Aam Aadmi Party another chance after recent state elections. It testifies to the hard work that members of this anti-corruption upstart have done the past few months to reinstate confidence in their ability to deliver on commitments. ...

Commentary / World Feb 9, 2015

Indian voters allow for an upstart

by Chandrahas Choudhury

Perhaps a sense of the increasing lopsidedness of political power in India explains why so many voters around the country are so keenly interested in the results of last weekend's elections in the city-state of New Delhi, involving the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party.

Commentary / World Aug 26, 2014

Grading the Modi government

by Ramesh Thakur

By the way he talks, new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi might appear to be replicating his Gujarat state model of learning to walk before starting to run with headstrong solutions to the big problems facing the country. Even so, he will have to ...

Editorials Aug 17, 2014

Intransigent India

India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, has perplexed international supporters by torpedoing a World Trade Organization deal that would have reformed customs rules and made global trade much easier.

Commentary / World Apr 20, 2014

India's status quo is riskier

by Ramesh Thakur

The political party that proudly led India into independence has been reduced to a self-serving coterie of sycophants, courtiers and court jesters. Is the status quo more risky than the "Modi alternative" in the current election?

Commentary / World Mar 16, 2014

Singh: missing for a decade

by Ramesh Thakur

It would be interesting to know just what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — in office for a decade but rarely in power during that time — thinks the job requires beyond being a sycophant toward the first family.