Opinion & Articles

-Indian Express

  • Globalization in Retreat - November 30, 2017 pdf
  • Is Narendra Modi a populist? - October 23, 2017 pdf
  • More accountant, less visionary - August 16, 2017 pdf
  • A Nitish echo - August 3, 2017 pdf
  • Crime and content - July 7, 2017 pdf
  • A Yogi gamble - April 18, 2017 pdf
  • A PM like Indira Gandhi - March 16, 2017 pdf
  • When the State Looks Away - March 1, 2017 pdf
  • America vs America - February 15, 2017 pdf
  • Demonetisation 2.0 - February 1, 2017 pdf
  • Post-Truth Demonetisation - January 3, 2017 pdf
  • White with Rage - November 11, 2016 pdf
  • Last Tango in America - November 2016 pdf
  • Inside, outside - September 27, 2016 pdf
  • Return of the cow - August 23, 2016 pdf
  • In China, a stirring and a new question - August 3, 2016 pdf
  • The Trump spectre - June 27, 2016 pdf
  • Mind the liberal gaps - May 25, 2016 pdf
  • The Bharat Mata Pivot - March 30, 2016 pdf
  • Modi's Idea of India - 2 February 6, 2016 pdf
  • Modi's Idea of India - 1 January 27, 2016 pdf
  • San Francisco to Dadri October 23, 2015 pdf
  • Can Modi turn the tide? August 4, 2015 pdf
  • Untie the farmer (April 29, 2015) link
  • Faults and lines (March 28, 2015) link
  • What Delhi rejects (February 19, 2015) link
  • Putin’s next step (February 3, 2015) link
  • And now, India’s turn (January 28, 2015) link
  • The 2015 question (December 30, 2014) link
  • Democracy’s pioneer (November 19, 2014) link
  • United States of Britain? (September 23, 2014) link
  • The pragmatic PM? (August 22, 2014) link
  • Modi’s institutional designs Co-written with Narendar Pani (July 28, 2014) link
  • Modi’s ambivalence (June 28, 2014) link
  • 2014, like 1952 (May 19, 2014) link
  • Modi, on balance (April 29, 2014) link
  • Hearing the silence (April 14, 2014) link
  • Modi the moderate (March 27, 2014) link
  • The importance of being dull (February 18, 2014) link
  • An insider’s view, an outsider’s eye (February 5, 2014) link
  • The wave, the waning (January 24, 2014) link
  • Politics as unusual (December 23, 2013) link
  • One problem is The Dynasty (December 12, 2013) link
  • Citizens of tomorrow Co-written with Pradeep Chhibber (October 31, 2013) link
  • Democracy vs Capitalism (September 11, 2013) link
  • A strange fire (September 20, 2013) link
  • Not only Telangana (August 27, 2013) link
  • The costs of no food security (July 12, 2013) link
  • Doing the Modi math (June 27, 2013) link
  • Advani, moment, nation (June 17, 2013) link
  • Possibilities of redemption (May 21, 2013) link
  • The Boston question (April 23, 2013) link
  • Hyphens and national unity (March 20, 2013) link
  • Why India must allow hyphens (February 13, 2013) link
  • Modi needs a Vajpayee (December 25, 2012) link
  • Man with a Plan (December 14, 2012) link
  • Raising democracy (November 30, 2012) link
  • Growth and graft (October 26, 2012) link
  • Grand Unification Theory (October 6, 2012) link
  • Rural welfare, not Walmart (September 24, 2012) link
  • Moving to the city (August 23, 2012) link
  • Modern like China (August 14, 2012) link
  • The ravages of routine (August 1, 2012) link
  • The business-politics nexus (July 9, 2012) link
  • The right turn for BJP (June 25, 2012) link
  • India’s moment of truth (June 11, 2012) link
  • Are the states too strong? (May 24, 2012) link
  • A new dawn—or false? (March 12, 2012) link
  • The year of living angrily (December 31, 2011) link
  • The long shadow of the Ramlila stage (September 7, 2011) link
  • Has urban India arrived? (August 25, 2011) link
  • Rethink the communal violence bill (July 16, 2011) link
  • State of civil society (June 14, 2011) link
  • Doomed by example (August 3,  2010) link
  • State of the Union (December 5, 2009) link
  • What if Jinnah had won (September 15, 2009) link
  • Be affirmative (March 13, 2007) link
  • Dancing on the tightrope (March 3, 2007) link

Financial Times

  • Narendra Modi's illiberal drift threatens Indian democracy August 17, 2017
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  • Modi’s victory is little short of an electoral revolution May 16, 2014 link
  • India’s elections still uncertain? April 14, 2014 link
  • India must harness the profit motive in the spirit of Nehru (with Jayant Sinha) August 7, 2012 link
  • India's battle for democracy has just begun August 30, 2011 link
  • It is time for India to rein in its robber barons (with Jayant Sinha) January 6 2011 link
  • Memo to Obama: Back India to join the UN’s club November 4 2010 link
  • India's national renewal benefits everyone May 18 2009 link
  • A chance to stitch together India’s diversities May 17 2009 link
  • India returns to the Grand Old Party May 16 2009 link
  • India’s diversity in diversity April 24 2009 link
  • Assault on India’s fabled city of dreams November 28, 2008 link
  • Caste battle only half won as north lags south August 15 2007 link

Hindustan Times

  • Now for India to walk on two legs July 06, 2009 link
  • Culture, not religion May 29, 2009 link
  • Diversity in diversity April 23, 2009 link

India Abroad

  • India Abroad Interview January 31, 2014 pdf

India Today

  • Leaps of faith August 13, 2009 link
  • ABC of poverty reduction September 19, 2005 link
  • Towards a gentler India June 7, 2004 link

NDTV.com

  • Are the people always right? February 22, 2014 link
  • Does it make sense to pulp books? February 17, 2014 link
  • How damaging are Narendra Modi's historical lapses? February 6, 2014 link
  • When Rahul Gandhi says he can't alter his ancestry January 30, 2014 link

Outlook

  • A Pair Of Bi-Focals; Markets must flourish, but the masses can't be left behind April 09, 2007 link
  • Clay Is Not China: India's messy democracy gives it a protean edge over the rigidities of the neighbour October 17, 2005 link
  • Will The Stallion Baulk In Mid-Gallop? What next, will the VHP repeat Gujarat in MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and even UP in 2003? December 30, 2002 link