Tariq Thachil The Indian Express Group

Tariq Thachil-

Counting on cities

Monday 30 December '13

Why a new player like Kejriwal can, but a PM aspirant like Modi shouldn’t.
Strength of a leader

Saturday 12 October '13

Pinning hopes on strong leaders while blaming parties is risky for democracy.
Is Indian politics populist?

Wednesday 4 September '13

Not really. The charge of populism only enables obfuscation.
Can Hindutva win votes?

Monday 25 February '13

Answer varies across castes, communities, and local contexts, says our columnist Tariq Thachil.
The shadow in the middle

Friday 28 September '12

Does the aam aadmi care about economic policy?


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