The Bihar elections – Laloo accepted the supremacy of Nitish, for now

It’s been some days now, but it seems that for now, Laloo has accepted Nitish Kumar as the leader of the opposition fight in Bihar. For some time, there had been a standstill, with Laloo not ready to accept Nitish Kumar as the candidate. And of course, Nitish could not accept a situation in which […]

Modi’s big win – huge challenges ahead

Finally this long, tiring and by the end, boring, election campaign is over. It was interesting in the beginning, but by the end, the insults, abuses and challenges thrown at each other by the politicians was getting repetitive. During the months and weeks preceding the campaign, there were indications that the BJP was way ahead […]

The BJP under Narendra Modi – shades of Indira Gandhi

Parties pledging their all to a single leader is not new in the Indian context. Most parties in India have strong leaders, and it is actually true that most smaller parties in India are actually fiefdoms of families. So, the Samajwadi Party is essentially led by the family members of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Laloo Prasad […]