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

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What is the significance of the Congress Party’s decision to nominate Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential candidate?

Several things, actually. Read more

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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

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