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The Great Game 2.0

Photographer: Anagha Varrier | Source: Unsplash After the recent actions in Kashmir, I have read numerous comparisons between India and Israel, of turning Kashmir into Gaza. Not surprising, since both the Indian and the international left have historical sympathies with the Palestinian struggle and perhaps more importantly, know the Middle East well because of their personal […]

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Cashless Crusaders I: Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai?

You can argue with opinions, but it’s hard to argue with data. Indiaspend has an interesting article on the keywords used in Modi’s post-demonetization speeches. Here’s a graphical summary in figure one: Figure 1: From Indiaspend: “How Modi Changed (And Changed) The Demonetisation Narrative” As you can see cashless replaced black money as the dominant […]