Tag Archives: Rahul Gandhi

Is the Modi Charisma Fading?

Leaders like Narendra Modi run the danger of becoming their own nemesis.

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Breaking Bangladesh’s Dynastic Conundrum

For the first time in three decades, an opportunity exists in Bangladesh for a new challenger of genuine merit and capacity to step into the ring and stake his or her claim, ending the outsized political presence of Sheikh Hasina Wajid and Khaleda Zia.

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India’s Backdoor Hindu-Muslim Engagement

Those searching for signs of a fundamental shift in the RSS/Bharatiya Janata Party’s Muslim policy will be disappointed. But what is not in doubt is that there is an emerging view propagated by younger and more cosmopolitan leaders/activists who favor engaging Indian Muslims in a dialogue. To them this seems a good time to tap into Muslim disillusionment with the Congress and other secular parties.

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When a Dynasty Read the Future

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the former President of Sri Lanka, has among her photographs a collector’s item taken when she was an 11-year-old girl. Crowded into the frame are no less than five South Asian Prime Ministers who served at different times over five decades in the 20th Century: her father S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, mother Sirimavo Bandaranaike, herself (she was Prime Minister …

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