BJP

BJP implodes in Bengal, what is next?

Is it too early to say that, but just a month after its loss in the West Bengal assembly elections, BJP is showing signs of an impending implosion despite its manufactured hyperbole, money and muscle power and suggestion of invincibility.

“I am afraid Coronavirus will kill us later, we will die of hunger first.”

Forced by a sudden countrywide lockdown to control the Coronavirus pandemic, 22 or more migrants have died while undertaking the heart-breaking journey into uncertainty. Driven by anxiety, panic, misinformation, administrative and government policy flaws, and fatigue, hunger and thirst, with no official or social support system or health care mechanisms on the way, these point to a tragedy far bigger than it has been imagined

Jamia Savaged: It’s time for Justice

The library video of police brutality is yet another sign of open injustice. Both Jamia and JNU want justice. And so do all the Shaheen Baghs of India.

Delhi Polls: The BJP seems exhausted

Narendra Modi’s political culture is groaning under its own weight. It is only now noticing that even hatred can lose elections. This, for the BJP, is an alien and very frightening thought.

‘The street is a symbol that can mobilise people’

Suchitra Vijayan of The Polis Project, New York in conversation with Amit Sengupta on the current mass movement in India.

Kashmir: 10 Million Dead Phones and No One to Say ‘Hello’

EDITORIAL: These are worrying times, but we may still hope to pray for peace in the days to come before the ‘normalcy of violence returns’ when phones start ringing again.

Kashmir: A Beautiful Lake in Barbed Wires

Editor’s Note: Amit was in Srinagar from August 31 to September 4, almost 25 days after Delhi declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory, and there was total communication lockdown. In a context where Indian journalists were not really welcome due to the open bias displayed in several TV channels, it was a challenging and difficult assignment. Here are his notes from Srinagar.

Massive Mandate, Stunning Silence

Can the majority backing BJP truly accept that they will finally inherit a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation without communal violence, lawlessness, mob lynchings, and all-round bloody anarchy?

A majoritarian landslide?

This election has endorsed the project of Hindu nationalism – namely, the creation of a Hindu majoritarian state and polity.

Decoding the 2019 Verdict

A week is a long time in politics. Despite its apparent and repetitive blunders, the opposition has five years to turn things around.