Politics in advanced democracies is often characterised by conservatives on the one side and liberals on the other. Read more

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The communal violence bill is being watered down. A few of its teeth are being knocked off. Predictably, pressure from the right has worked. Read more

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is on a high. It is basking in the afterglow of anti-corruption revolutions, financial scandals, inflation and the comeback of one of its most provocative Hindutva mascots – Ms. Uma Bharti. Read more

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Kashmir is biding its time. Its streets are frozen. People hibernating. Winter is for lying low and drawing comfort from the kangri, a local warming device. During the summer months, angry, young Kashmiris will be seeking heat on edgy streets, taunting policemen with bricks again. Read more

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