Category: India

The Post Caste Era is here: The New Politics of Modi

Monishankar Prasad argues that the recent regional polls in India, particularly the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, has ushered in a new normal, an electoral vocabulary of ‘post caste’ in which traditional registers of identity politics are washed away.

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What Does the Indian Government’s Ban on Top News Channel Mean for Press Freedom?

Cries of fascism and censorship have been thrown about by the mainstream press after the Indian government took NDTV, a top Indian news channel, off the air for 24 hours. Rohit Pathania argues that whilst there a things to criticise about media censorship in India, this particular case related to dangerous live reporting from a conflict zone, something the Indian government must be particularly careful about since the Mumbai terrorist attacks.