My favourite saying about Indian politics is that all logical analysis about our politics fails because there is no logic to Indian politics. That at least, is the excuse I use when I get things wrong – as I frequently do. (For instance, I was sure that A.B. Vajpayee was going to be re-elected and was startled when the Congress won.) Read more
What is the significance of the Congress Party’s decision to nominate Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential candidate?
Several things, actually. Read more
How significant is the President of India – in political, rather than ceremonial, terms?
If you were to go by the tenure of the current incumbent: not very. Read more