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THE LITTLE DICTATOR

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THE EXTRAORDINARY EVOLUTION OF ARVIND KEJRIWAL

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Arvind Kejriwal: Feet of Clay

What a handful of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) discovered late at night on 16 May 2014—the day the BJP won a resounding win after a decade of being out of power at the Centre—was a man…

THE WATER WIVES

A photograph on a wall inside Sakharam Bhagat’s home shows three identically dress- ed women of varying ages seated in a row with him at the extreme end. All of them are his wives, and they live…

An Open Letter to the Indian Man

Dear Son of India, Bhumiputra, Descendant of Manu, Muhammad, Zoroaster, et al, Forgive the group missive, but I’m writing on matters of considerable import. There is a malign force growing against…

How Smart is Your City?

The German Autobahns of the Third Reich and the Metro Rail Project of Stalin’s Moscow have been the two most intriguing ‘totalitarian’ urban projects of the 20th century. Both were conceived…

Arvind Kejriwal: The Pastiche Potentate

Imagine this. Seated on the throne (not figuratively but literally) is the king who was the commoner, one of them, the multitude without a voice but restless with latent anger, and that sense of…

Ring in the Free New

There are moments in time when a piece of management jargon like ‘disruptive innovation’ becomes all too real, and such a day happened early this week when WhatsApp enabled users to make voice calls…

Attacks on bloggers in Bangladesh

Blogging is a dangerous activity. So dangerous that it can cost you your life—more so, if you happen to be a resident of Bangladesh and write about religious extremism. Certain Islamist groups have…

A Memorial for India’s Prime Reformer

The decision of the Narendra Modi Government to erect a memorial for former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao deserves wholesome praise. Rao, who was disowned by his party, the Congress, after Sonia…

Dilip Kumar Gandhi, BJP MP

Dilip Kumar Gandhi is chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation, a body that most Indians had no clue about. But thanks to him and an astonishing statement of his, the…