Opinion: How Congress Is Botching Up Even Its Defeat

Opinion: How Congress Is Botching Up Even Its Defeat

Mukul Kesavan | Thursday May 26, 2016

Through the last set of assembly elections, the Congress was on a hiding to nothing.

Opinion: Why Uber's Champions Miss The Elephant In The Room

Opinion: Why Uber's Champions Miss The Elephant In The Room

Mukul Kesavan | Wednesday April 20, 2016

If surge pricing is bad, why didn't Kejriwal's government stop it during the first round of restrictions?

Opinion: Lessons From The De-Commissioning Of Harsha Bhogle

Opinion: Lessons From The De-Commissioning Of Harsha Bhogle

Mukul Kesavan | Tuesday April 12, 2016

The removal of Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle as commentators for the 9th edition of the IPL is unimportant in itself but useful as a window into the workings of the BCCI and the curious relationship between public sport and patriotism.

Opinion: Why Congress is Untrustworthy Ally for Liberals

Opinion: Why Congress is Untrustworthy Ally for Liberals

Mukul Kesavan | Sunday November 08, 2015

The Congress's record in the matter of defending civil liberties is dismal.

Opinion: Why Modi Is Still Silent On Dadri

Opinion: Why Modi Is Still Silent On Dadri

Mukul Kesavan | Friday October 09, 2015

Contrary to the headlines, then, the prime minister didn't break his silence on the Dadri lynching in Nawada; he used his speech (and, more culpably, the President's) to finesse a human tragedy.

Opinion: The BJP's Alibis For the Lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq

Opinion: The BJP's Alibis For the Lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq

Mukul Kesavan | Sunday October 04, 2015

Mohammad Akhlaq's widow, remembered filling the tiffin boxes of Hindu neighbours with the mutton she cooked every Id. These neighbours, young men she recognised and named to the police afterwards, broke down her door, dragged out her husband and bludgeoned him to death with bricks.

Opinion: Five Types of Right-Wing Commentary in Contemporary India

Opinion: Five Types of Right-Wing Commentary in Contemporary India

Mukul Kesavan | Saturday September 26, 2015

One of the features of the present political moment is the richness of right-wing opinion that animates the columns of our newspapers and websites.

Opinion: Why Bobby Jindal's Identity Is Not a Crisis

Opinion: Why Bobby Jindal's Identity Is Not a Crisis

Mukul Kesavan | Tuesday June 30, 2015

Bobby Jindal and Barack Obama have both adapted their identities to fit into America. But only one of them has been called out for it.

Opinion: Kejriwal Ad, The <i>Aam Aurat</i>, and the Strong Reactions

Opinion: Kejriwal Ad, The Aam Aurat, and the Strong Reactions

Mukul Kesavan | Wednesday June 24, 2015

The reaction to Arvind Kejriwal's television commercial-anger, disillusionment, mockery-is caused by overlapping but distinct provocations. It's useful to separate them to understand the vehemence of this reaction.

Opinion: Modi vs Kejriwal: the Chief Minister is Ahead

Opinion: Modi vs Kejriwal: the Chief Minister is Ahead

Mukul Kesavan | Wednesday June 17, 2015

Mr Modi's commitment to cooperative federalism seems not to extend to Chief Ministers who best him in electoral contests. But for Kejriwal, these stand-offs is a gift that keeps on giving.

Opinion: BJP's Co-Opting of Kiran Bedi Isn't Going to Plan

Opinion: BJP's Co-Opting of Kiran Bedi Isn't Going to Plan

Mukul Kesavan | Sunday February 01, 2015

Mukul Kesavan on a possible miscalculation in Delhi.

Opinion: BCCI, an Emirate with Soul of Dubai, Reserves of Abu Dhabi by Mukul Kesavan

Opinion: BCCI, an Emirate with Soul of Dubai, Reserves of Abu Dhabi by Mukul Kesavan

Mukul Kesavan | Thursday January 29, 2015

The Board of Control was an independent principality, located in India, surrounded by India, but not of India. Its jurisdiction over cricket in India was as absolute as the Vatican's over Catholicism; it brooked no interference in its affairs, not even from the nation state that enclosed it.

Opinion: The Prime Minister and Early Indian Science

Opinion: The Prime Minister and Early Indian Science

Mukul Kesavan | Thursday October 30, 2014

Mukul Kesavan on the PM's "channeling of golden-age fantasies".

Opinion: The BJP and Hindu-Muslim Romance

Opinion: The BJP and Hindu-Muslim Romance

Mukul Kesavan | Friday September 12, 2014

In "love jihad", BJP sees predatory Muslim aashiqs everywhere, writes Mukul Kesavan.