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K. V. Thomas

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The writer is a former Public Policy Scholar with The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. He has over 36 years of distinguished service in the Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections: Farmers’ Issues Vs Religion in Hindutva Heartland

The elections to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly are likely to be a toss-up between matters of faith and issues affecting day to day lives of

The Politics of Citizenship: The National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam

The recent publication of the National Register of Citizens in India’s northeastern State of Assam has opened up a nationwide debate on immigration in

Mullaiperiyar Dam Controversy: Myths, Realities, and Challenges

A 120-year-old dam owned and operated by Tamil Nadu, but located in neighbouring Kerala, has been cause for an inter-State water conflict in southern

How the States Polled: Lessons for BJP, INC

Notwithstanding the fact that the BJP/NDA appear to be on a strong wicket in national politics after the elections to five States, these poll results

Kerala: A Verdict against Corruption and Degeneration of Values

True to form, voters in Kerala have changed their government. The incumbent United Democratic Front (UDF) led by the Indian National Congress (INC) l

The Voters' Dilemma in Kerala

The 2016 Assembly election is crucial for the three fronts in Kerala. While the United Democratic Front (UDF) is making all efforts to continue in pow