Rajiv Desai

OPEN TO OPINION

Political analyst based in Delhi.

POLITICS

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Hindutva can be a racist and neocolonial force, but not Hinduism

It is a network of cults that may be embarked on a 21st century attempt to colonise India.

POLITICS

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Trump or Hillary, American politics will never be the same again

The Republican candidate's rise has to do with the systematic weakening of liberal hold on American imagination.

POLITICS

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By raising Balochistan issue, Modi may have walked into a trap

PM's Independence Day speech was a shocking demonstration of foreign policy.

POLITICS

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Modi-Trump conundrum: Hindu revivalist, American carpetbagger

Both are willing to embrace the most egregious forms of bigotry, something America is not used to and India is finding hard to deal with.

POLITICS

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Will Modi stop marching to the beat of his own drum?

The PM's trip to Africa has already been overshadowed by ridicule and criticism.

POLITICS

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Does Swamy want Jaitley’s job, or is he aiming higher?

The Rajya Sabha MP's recent exertions suggest he has found Modi sarkar's weak spot.

POLITICS

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Modi’s US visit was a joke. That's what it was

Obama will be gone in January 2017 but he and his team will still be laughing at the vainglorious redneck from India.

POLITICS

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Modi is going the Nixon way with JNU crackdown

Like the disgraced US president, the PM is becoming a hate object across universities.

POLITICS

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Modi sarkar will be the biggest loser by 2019 polls

The PM's deafening silence on scams, lack of Opposition support and rising communal violence have dented his credibility.

POLITICS

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Pathankot attack: Mr Modi is no PM, his party has failed India

Never mind his own gaffes, his cabinet is distressingly low on competence, intellect and ethics.