How the nation is governed depends on how the party is run

On a flight recently, I ran into a BJP state minister and a member of its National Executive. He was in the Congress party before moving to the BJP, so I knew him well. ...

‘One nation, one Opposition’ is as fallacious as ‘One nation, one Identity’

The argument is that all the opposition parties across states should unite and present a ‘national’ front for voters ...

The ‘plumbing’ of inner party democracy

The thankless, complex and risky endeavour of inner party elections serves as a disincentive for most parties to attempt such an exercise ...

National media’s coverage of Congress exposes its own spectacular incompetence and arrogance

It is said journalism is the first draft of history. I shudder to think how distorted history can be if you see Delhi media’s reporting on Rahul Gandhi ...

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab. ...

The Nighasan enigma of India’s democracy

The high costs of not voting for a likely winner enables a ‘politics of fear’ ...