Ashutosh Varshney The Indian Express Group

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Politics as unusual

Monday 23 December '13

But AAP’s real challenge will be to find ways to enhance routine accountability.
One problem is The Dynasty

Thursday 12 December '13

Congress’s secular nationalist narrative has lost its vigour. Internal elections must be brought back even if they oust its first family.
Citizens of tomorrow

Thursday 31 October '13

How rapid urbanisation will unravel the politics of caste.
A strange fire

Friday 20 September '13

Why the Muzaffarnagar riots were a departure from past trends.
Democracy vs Capitalism

Wednesday 11 September '13

The domestic origins of India’s economic problems lie in that clash.
Not only Telangana

Tuesday 27 August '13

UPA has missed the moment to set up a second states reorganisation commission.
The Need for Impatience

Saturday 27 July '13

Whether growth, welfare or both — get a move on
The costs of no food security

Friday 12 July '13

India is at the point where a low income democracy cannot afford to ignore the hungry
Doing the Modi math

Thursday 27 June '13

The numbers don't add up, without a pooling of anti-Congress votes.
Advani, moment, nation

Tuesday 18 June '13

Does he have a political or economic blueprint for a changing India?
Possibilities of redemption

Tuesday 21 May '13

There is a new moment in Pakistan. India must build on it
The Boston question

Tuesday 23 April '13

How could terror breed in the heart of a city so inclusive?
Hyphens and national unity

Wednesday 20 March '13

By permitting hyphenated identities, India has allowed national feeling to increase
Why India must allow hyphens

Wednesday 13 February '13

In this country, undifferentiated citizenship is an ideologue’s or a philosopher’s pipe dream with ghastly real-world implications
Modi needs a Vajpayee

Tuesday 25 December '12

Or, he must become one, if he wants to take national centrestage
Man with a Plan

Friday 14 December '12

Why it is wrong to blame Nehru for turning away from markets and perpetuating poverty in India
Raising democracy

Friday 30 November '12

Nehru’s unwavering support to institutions still shores up the polity
Growth and graft

Friday 26 October '12

Corruption may be an offshoot of high GDP rates without institutional change
Grand Unification Theory

Saturday 6 October '12

Sudheendra Kulkarni’s new book takes some liberties with science but the myriad ideas it pursues with erudition make it an absorbing read
Rural welfare, not Walmart

Monday 24 September '12

We need retail reform as India’s farmers must be connected to its rising cities


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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