Ashutosh Varshney The Indian Express Group
Tuesday 23 April '13How could terror breed in the heart of a city so inclusive?
Wednesday 20 March '13By permitting hyphenated identities, India has allowed national feeling to increase
Wednesday13 February '13In this country, undifferentiated citizenship is an ideologue''s or a philosopher''s pipe dream with ghastly real-world implications
Tuesday25 December '12Or, he must become one, if he wants to take national centrestage
Friday14 December '12Why it is wrong to blame Nehru for turning away from markets and perpetuating poverty in India
Friday30 November '12Nehru''s unwavering support to institutions still shores up the polity
Friday26 October '12Corruption may be an offshoot of high GDP rates without institutional change
Saturday6 October '12Sudheendra Kulkarni''s new book takes some liberties with science but the myriad ideas it pursues with erudition make it an absorbing read
Monday24 September '12We need retail reform as India''s farmers must be connected to its rising cities
Thursday23 August '12China has more political and legal space to urbanise than India
Tuesday14 August '12If it keeps growing, it could craft many novelties. But is it overbuilding, and who bears the cost?
Wednesday1 August '12Both the Congress and the BJP suffer from a vision deficit
Monday9 July '12Money can''t really decide elections. But why does India''s poll finance remain so murky?
Monday25 June '12Its electoral chances will depend on how it re-imagines its ideology
Monday11 June '12Corruption now threatens to bring down a land of opportunity
Thursday24 May '12In India, assertion by states doesn''t preclude, and in fact nurtures, national cohesion
Monday12 March '12UP, long having put the nation first, may have learnt to look out for itself
Saturday31 December '11The friction between democracy and markets may be inevitable in India today, and only skilful politics can resolve it
Wednesday7 September '11How Hazare''s movement is different from earlier transformations and why it might persist, anyway.
Thursday25 August '11Our cities have been estranged from the electoral space, and under-served by politics. This Lokpal moment is the best time to start healing that breach.
Saturday16 July '11The problem with the bill is not special protection for minorities. The NAC wrongly assumes that civil servants can solve everything, and that India''s future will be as riot-ridden as its past
Tuesday14 June '11Why we need to be precise in how we define 'civil society''?
Tuesday3 August '10Why Maoists cannot deliver on their high-sounding promises of a better future....
Saturday5 December '09Does federalism weaken India''s response to terrorism?
Tuesday15 September '09The current debate over partition is radically incomplete. The debate has been framed around Jinnah''s desire for a federal but undivided India...