Opinion: The Growing Concern Over Action Against Dissenters In India

Opinion: The Growing Concern Over Action Against Dissenters In India

Rajmohan Gandhi | Thursday June 30, 2022

The standing of the Indian government is slipping among the citizens of the world. In private and public comments, the world is asking questions like the following. Is it a crime in today's India to seek justice on behalf of cruelly murdered people?

Opinion: After Gulf Anger, BJP's New-Found Clarity

Opinion: After Gulf Anger, BJP's New-Found Clarity

Rajmohan Gandhi | Tuesday June 07, 2022

The Gulf is conspicuous for obvious reasons. But can we afford to forget that Muslims form 42 percent of the people of vast Africa, and that Christians form 49 percent of that continent's population, not to mention other parts of the world?

India Should Be Wary Of Hindu Supremacy - By Rajmohan Gandhi

India Should Be Wary Of Hindu Supremacy - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Thursday May 26, 2022

Human beings have long agreed that exacting revenge on those whom you somehow connect to an earlier wrong done to you is unjustified and unlawful.

India Has Clout With Both Russia And Ukraine - By Rajmohan Gandhi

India Has Clout With Both Russia And Ukraine - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday May 09, 2022

In his annual 'Victory Day' address in Moscow, after thousands of soldiers had marched before him, President Putin did not make any dramatic announcement of the kind Western analysts had widely expected.

2 Suggestions For Prime Minister Modi - By Rajmohan Gandhi

2 Suggestions For Prime Minister Modi - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday April 22, 2022

Narendra Modi should use the visit of his eminent guest, Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, to intensify efforts to bring the horrific conflict in Ukraine to an early end.

India's Image Gets A Boost - By Rajmohan Gandhi

India's Image Gets A Boost - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Sunday April 03, 2022

When, at prime time, with millions of Americans watching, a CNN reporter interviewed "Anmol Gupta from northern India", as the young man was described, India's image got a healthy boost. Anmol was assisting Ukrainian families who had just entered Hun

Opinion: Has The War Made China Even More Important?

Opinion: Has The War Made China Even More Important?

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday March 21, 2022

Has the war in eastern Europe made China more important in the world? Or more vulnerable?

Opinion: Putin's Aggressive Nationalism Has Run Into A Problem

Opinion: Putin's Aggressive Nationalism Has Run Into A Problem

Rajmohan Gandhi | Wednesday March 02, 2022

The Russian people are paying heavily for one man's sense of grievance.

The Modi Government's Project Of Erasure - by Rajmohan Gandhi

The Modi Government's Project Of Erasure - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday February 11, 2022

"Sabka Saath" is indeed a phrase he and others in the government often repeat, but it is worth noting that Modi recites "Sabka Saath" as something he desires or expects, not something he pledges or offers.

Hindutva Is Running Into Difficulties - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Hindutva Is Running Into Difficulties - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Tuesday February 01, 2022

The formula might work in some electoral contests. Or it might not. Signs suggest that splitting the Indian population from one another, and pointing to one segment as the source of all problems, is a policy now facing the law of diminishing appeal.

Opinion: The Viral Video Of Karnataka Women Shows Modi Should Worry

Opinion: The Viral Video Of Karnataka Women Shows Modi Should Worry

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday January 03, 2022

Many will have seen that video from a Karnataka village where a couple of brave women ask vigilantes barging into their simple home to clear out. The vigilantes were "accusing" the women of singing Christmas songs.

Opinion: The Lavish Varanasi Spectacle Highlighting One Individual

Opinion: The Lavish Varanasi Spectacle Highlighting One Individual

Rajmohan Gandhi | Wednesday December 15, 2021

Will Modi overcome his defeat at the hands of the farmers by staging spectacular shows like the one he just put up at Varanasi?

Opinion: "I Don't Know," Says Biden On Omicron

Opinion: "I Don't Know," Says Biden On Omicron

Rajmohan Gandhi | Saturday December 04, 2021

The challenge that Omicron has thrown to Joe Biden's presidency comes when there seems to be a consensus among America-watchers that in Congressional elections due in November next year, the Democrats might lose one if not both houses.

Opinion: Why Ajit Doval Should Be Thanked - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: Why Ajit Doval Should Be Thanked - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Tuesday November 16, 2021

Thank you, Doval-ji, for reminding us of the power of civil society, which is no external power. Its real strength is internal.

Opinion: SRK, Aryan Khan Rouse India's Buried <I>Insaniyat</I>

Opinion: SRK, Aryan Khan Rouse India's Buried Insaniyat

Rajmohan Gandhi | Wednesday October 27, 2021

Insaniyat is an Urdu word. It's a beautiful word. No Hindi or English alternative conveys what insaniyat conveys. It is also, of course, a very Indian word, just as Urdu is, above everything else, an Indian treasure of measureless value

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