Modi’s Dilemma

Modi’s Dilemma

It has become increasingly clear that the new Indian government faces a dilemma entirely of its own making, one that its predecessor never had to deal with. The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister was initially hailed around the world as marking the advent of...
Debating the Indian-British Past

Debating the Indian-British Past

On the very day that Scotland was deciding its future, six of us gathered in London to debate the past. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the British presence in India—King James I’s envoy, Sir Thomas Roe, arrived at the court of Emperor Jehangir in 1614—the...
Not Enough To Like Facebook

Not Enough To Like Facebook

Every once in a while a story slips through the media net that might have received more attention at a different time. A week before Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented this year’s budget to the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi met Facebook Chief Operating Officer...
Narendra Modi 2.0?

Narendra Modi 2.0?

When Narendra Modi swept to a dramatic victory in India’s general elections, becoming the first prime minister in three decades to command an absolute majority in the lower house of India’s fractious Parliament, many in India worried about what his victory would...