The trap of black-money politics

23 12 2016

Why does anti-corruption politics always end up strengthening right-wing forces? What actually happens when we fight black money? Some tentative answers.

[This was published in Scroll.in on 23 December 2016]

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The Secret of Modi’s Success

4 03 2012

The violence which wracked the western Indian state of Gujarat ten years ago has almost become a metaphor for a particular aspect of India’s contemporary reality. The metaphor is described differently, depending on whether one is a supporter of Gujarat’s chief minister Narendra Modi or an opponent. Read the rest of this entry »