OBITUARY Tikait’s appeal had to do with earthiness and instinct By SOPAN JOSHI Mahendra Singh Tikait, a small-time farmer from western Uttar Pradesh’s Jat belt who rose to become a formidable leader in his region and symbolised farmer power for… Read More ›
India is diverse enough for people to read what they want in it. Whatever is said to be true about India, the opposite of that is true also. It takes much experience (not to mention the ability to unlearn) to understand the many contradictions that make the Indian political sphere. A formal education is a big disadvantage. Which is why India’s educated middle class dislikes politics.
BY SOPAN JOSHI THERE IS a growing feeling in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its parent body the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that Sushma Swaraj’s interests are on a tangent with those of the party. Going against the judgement… Read More ›