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An Indian Revolutionary

Cover Story

What is it about the Modi mandate that provokes such fear of fundamental change?

Stories in this issue

The case for open skies and low fares

‘Whatever Indigo tries to do to stop us it just makes us stronger and smarter,’ AirAsia’s founder Tony Fernandes reportedly tweeted on 20 May, addressing Mittu Chandilya, CEO of the airline’s Indian…

Prisoner of Politics

Guess who said this (clue: he is no friend of Arvind Kejriwal)—“Criminal defamation means the accused could go to jail for expressing his views. This is unacceptable and against freedom of expression…

‘I Want to Continue Being Modi’

The shelf life of a politician’s lookalike, suddenly discovered on the campaign trail, lasts only till the length of the election season. After which he must return to his earlier life. But Vikas…

Digvijaya’s Pipe Dream

CoONGRESS General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has a knack for bluster. The latest is his appeal to Mamata Banerjee of the AITMC and Sharad Pawar of the NCP to return to the party fold. After inviting…

Uddhav Thackeray

Even before the National Democratic Alliance Government has had a chance to take charge at the Centre, Uddhav Thackeray, chief of the alliance’s second biggest party, the Shiv Sena, has begun…

Anandiben Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel knows only too well that it will not be easy to fill her predecessor’s shoes. But she must be glad that she has the PM-elect’s best wishes. Anointing her CM was…

Give up or gear up

All through the poll campaign, Rahul Gandhi was casual and hirsute. This was deliberate posturing because managers of Brand Rahul were convinced that being unshaven— a four-day-old beard—gave the not…

New Delhi’s Holy Trinity

On that hot mid May morning, as Narendra Damodardas Modi crossed the threshold of the historic Central Hall of Parliament for the first time, two men stood out of the throng of leaders waiting to…

No Harm, Cry a Little More

It was unlikely that Narendra Modi was rereading Daniel Goleman between his stump performances. Even if he was turning the pages, it was more likely to be Vivekananda than the former journalist who…

In the Forecourt of History

When Narendra Modi drives in to take his oath of office as Prime Minister of India, he would be the country’s third prime minister to have his swearing-in conducted in the forecourt of Rashtrapati…