Niranjan Sahoo
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Niranjan Sahoo is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi and author of recent occasional paper “Statehood for Delhi: Chasing a Chimera”

POLITICS

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Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority. But Dhaka loses some democracy

Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.

POLITICS

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Brazil's own Donald Trump? This Brazil election, right-wing populism seems set for a win

After the US and much of Europe, a party marked by xenophobia, authoritarianism and misogyny threatens Latin America’s most prized democracy.

POLITICS

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The Maldives votes for freedom - but Delhi can't rejoice yet

India should be pleased with the Maldives choosing democracy over dictatorship. But it should not imagine that China's powerful influence will pale in Male anytime soon.

POLITICS

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SC gives back Delhi's elected government its powers — but misses a historical chance

The Supreme Court did award NCR's elected government due authority. But, by leaving reserve subjects with the LG, it contradicted a global governance trend.