Indian politics

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What if the Mahatma had lived?

13 min read . 27 Jan 2018
It will be interesting to see whether, going forward, Modi will hold his nerve as the date for re-election moves closer and the opposition starts getting shriller. Photo: HT
The combination of economic advancement, social mobility and rapid urbanization is bringing a new fluidity to Indian politics. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

India: a middle-class nation?

3 min read . 28 Nov 2017
Youngsters in Jammu ahead of India’s independence day on Tuesday. Photo: PTI
BJP president Amit Shah has become a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha on the very day he took charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party three years ago. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint