Opinion: The Defeat Of PM Modi’s Cult Of Personality

Opinion: The Defeat Of PM Modi’s Cult Of Personality

Rajmohan Gandhi | Sunday May 02, 2021

A huge victory for an embattled single woman in a wheelchair who stood for an India and a Bengal for all.

Opinion: What To Make Of Amit Shah's Warning After Nuns' Harassment

Opinion: What To Make Of Amit Shah's Warning After Nuns' Harassment

Rajmohan Gandhi | Thursday March 25, 2021

The ABVP young men who alerted the railway police about the "crime" they were witnessing as their train, the Utkal Express, was speeding along clearly thought they were doing a patriotic duty. When, as a result, two nuns from Kerala plus the two trainees accompanying them were taken off the train at Jhansi, the ABVP vigilantes may have reminded themselves of the heroi...

Opinion: Just Who Is Spoiling India's Image? A View From The US

Opinion: Just Who Is Spoiling India's Image? A View From The US

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday February 22, 2021

This has not been the best season for New Delhi's "chhavi" managers. Just when freak late-winter storms shook much of the U.S., stories and pictures of Disha Ravi's arrest began to trouble America's significant pro-India community. As one large U.S. network, NBC News, puts it, "A 22-year-old climate activist has emerged as a symbol of the Indian government's crackdown...

Opinion: Trump's Last Days In Power - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: Trump's Last Days In Power - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday January 22, 2021

Suspense will no doubt continue in the U.S. But toxicity has gone down noticeably.

Opinion: Trump's Errors Have Raised Questions About Republicans' Future

Opinion: Trump's Errors Have Raised Questions About Republicans' Future

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday January 08, 2021

Two other events, also significant for American politics, should be noted. First, the state of Georgia, for decades a bastion of White supremacy, gave Democrats control of the US Senate. Then, on the same day (January 6), top Republicans broke with Donald Trump.

Opinion: Kamala Harris And India's Laws Against "Love Jihad"

Opinion: Kamala Harris And India's Laws Against "Love Jihad"

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday December 28, 2020

When the results of the January 6 runoffs are out, we will know whether or not their daughter Kamala Harris will have, as Vice-President and chair, the Senate's casting vote. In either case, she, half-Indian, half-Black, and fully American, will have an important say in the contest between two visions, one holding that your race will determine your status in America, ...

Opinion: "Majority Victimhood" Runs Into Challenges - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: "Majority Victimhood" Runs Into Challenges - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday December 11, 2020

Can a government that parades its democratic credentials endlessly oppose a demand that the people must be consulted before drastic and dramatic changes are imposed on them?

Opinion: What Appears To Have Cost Trump The Election - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: What Appears To Have Cost Trump The Election - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Saturday November 07, 2020

Donald Trump's exit is almost certain. His evident defeat offers a significant lesson: Like other tides of history, an ethnonationalist tide too can recede, or be made to retreat.

Opinion: I Disagree With Ram Guha's Assessment Of Rahul Gandhi - Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: I Disagree With Ram Guha's Assessment Of Rahul Gandhi - Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday August 21, 2020

Anonymous, unknown, or a dynast. Doesn't matter. I will root for any and every person working for more liberty, equality and fraternity in India. And I will quietly pray for mutual goodwill among all these persons.

Opinion: Lord Ram And The India-China Face-Off - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: Lord Ram And The India-China Face-Off - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Thursday August 06, 2020

Facing a driven and authoritarian China, the people of India will not be served well by religious majoritarianism. Their sense of being equal partners with fellow citizens has taken serious hits in recent years. Instead of restoring that sense, Prime Minister Modi has signalled that because of their religion one set of Indians are indeed "more equal" than the rest. Al...

Opinion: A Letter From Illinois – by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: A Letter From Illinois – by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday June 29, 2020

It appears that the Covid crisis has underlined the truth that in the end a nation is made and saved not by a common bloodline, nor a common religion, but by equality, mutual service and respect. Is it possible to ban the entry of this truth into India?