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Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: My ‘Anti-National’ Brother

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, January 24, 2016

How free is India? The country boasts of its democracy, often with reason. India’s record of regular elections is enviable, especially when one considers its political and linguistic diversity, the size of its population, and its shameful levels of education. We can all agree that the country gets the formal mechanics of democracy right — against heavy odds.

In the News

Hope Literature Gets More Coverage This Year At JLF Than Controversies: William Dalrymple

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Indian Express
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

From an impressive line up of speakers, Dalrymple said he looks forward to sessions by the big poster authors including Margaret Atwood, who would deliver this year's keynote address besides Thomas Piketty, Stephen Fry, David Grossman and Niall Ferguson.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: Five Lessons From Pathankot

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, January 10, 2016

What India must do—and not do—in its war against terrorists.

In the News

Here Are Six Indian Express Op-Eds That Created The Most Impact In 2015

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Friday, December 25, 2015

These Indian Express opinion pieces were widely read and prompted debates on social media.

Analysis and Commentary

Jyoti Singh: Let’s Say It Aloud, Again And Again

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, December 20, 2015

As Nirbhaya, Jyoti became a symbol of civic convenience that fit with Indian society’s patriarchy. We know her name. Let’s say it aloud, again and again.

Analysis and Commentary

The India We Hate And Love

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, December 13, 2015

All that makes and breaks the country — faith to family, politics to media.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: The India That Says No

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, December 6, 2015

In both, cricket and politics, what we were seeing was a species of indignant, nationalist pushback against standards set by the West.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: No Cricket With Pakistan

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, November 29, 2015

I’d be lying if I were to say that I don’t enjoy watching India play Pak. That word — enjoy — is a meager way to describe the feelings that course through millions of Indians when India takes on its westerly neighbor. 

Narendra Modi
Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing – Wanted: A Humble New Modi

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, November 15, 2015

There’s only one truly pan-Indian leader, Modi, whether we like him or not. The salvation of India rests with him, provided he reforms himself.

In the News

Why Worry About Inequality In India?

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia Mint On Sunday
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Data on incomes and wealth suggest India is far more unequal than official estimates based on consumption expenditure data suggest.

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