January 2020

CDS – From Nehru to Modi: In conversation with Jairam Ramesh

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The appointment of General Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff is the biggest defence reform in India in decades. Jairam Ramesh, former union minister and biographer of one of India’s most controversial defence ministers, Krishna Menon, speaks to TOI’s Nalin Mehta on why the idea of a CDS took so long to implement, why […..]

A Bitter Rivalry

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How the poster girls of Indian badminton, P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, fought for the attention of their beloved coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand. Exclusive extracts from a new book that looks at the back stories of these two great athletes-and at India’s prospects going into the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year. Has the […..]

Digital Politics in India’s 2019 General Elections

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India’s 2019 general election was the first national election contested within a truly digital consumption society, wherein approximately half the voting population had access to digital pathways, and another one-third had access to social media. This article argues that what happens on digital platforms is no longer an externality or an adjunct to offline politics—it is constitutive […..]