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  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi. - FILE PHOTO: SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY

    Reaching for the Stars: The Incredible Rise of Arvind Kejriwal

    Vidya Subrahmaniam

    Five years ago, Arvind Kejriwal was far from being the man of the masses he is today. He abhorred politics and politicians and was in no quandary about enlisting the right wing in his anti-corruption fight. From that to his emergence as a natural leader of the poor and minorities, is a riveting story as riven with contradictions as it is full of surprises.
    The Hindu Centre's Senior Fellow Vidya Subrahmaniam, who as a correspondent with The Hindu followed Kejriwal's public life between 2006 and 2014, traces his rise from activism to political stardom.

  • Copies of the Union Budget 2015 being brought to Parliament House for distribution to MPs and the media after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget-2015 in New Delhi on Feb. 28, 2015. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

    A Vision Beyond Subsidies and Sops for Growth

    Jayshree Venkatesan

    The Budget presented by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Feb. 28, 2015, makes a case for inclusive growth within the framework of "business-like development". Though addressing supply-side challenges are important, the uptake of services and the long term success of programmes also depend on building individual capabilities, says Jayshree Venkatesan, emphasising that the outcome of this vision for growth will depend on the manner in which the policies outlined are implemented.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Governor of Nagaland, B.P. Acharya (left), at the inaugural function of the Hornbill festival in Kisama Heritage village in the outskirts of Kohima on Dec. 01, 2014. - PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Inserting Hindutva in Nagaland

Arkotong Longkumer

The Naga resistance, which is as old as Indian independence, has consistently fought for a homeland. South Asia's longest running political conflict has only been tempered by ceasefire agreements between the Indian government and specific Naga groups.
A polling official (right) marks the finger of a voter in Chrar-i-Sharief on Dec 9, 2014, during the third phase of polling for the Jammu and Kashmir State Assembly election. Photo : AP

Jammu & Kashmir

An Election of Competing Nationalisms

Kaustav Chakrabarti

The ongoing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir is marked by a decline in the fortunes of the Indian National Congress. Kaustav Chakrabarti, says that though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could gain in Jammu, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to emerge victorious in Kashmir.

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