Aatish Taseer

Aatish Taseer new novel, The Way Things Were, will be published at the end of this year. His weekly despatch from Benares will appear through the elections

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The Light of Benares

Modi, if he is to bring profound change, must not go the Erdogan or Rajapaksa route. Because the conditions for the emergence of that kind of leader do
exist in India

The runaway messiah

Arvind Kejriwal is the most dangerous of all political animals: the messiah. The man for whom any existing reality is too impure to be corrected

The Comfort of Masks

The masks are a celebration of sameness from which many people feel shut out. They convey both the euphoria of this election and its air of mutual distrust