What does Kabul keeling over mean to the Afghans, to the West, and India? And how problems of perception result in fatal realities.
Despite the dulled eyes and pale skin, Modi is still a master at transmuting hope, a kind of secular trans-substantiation, a process by which he instils confidence in the broken minds of the Indian poor from the pulpit of a studio, a kind of church of our times.
That Marxist party’s simplistic ideas — given India’s complex caste and communal map— of secularism and welfare politics are actually founded on the old model of power.
If the Congress is not clear how to make the virus work for it, the party would find itself on ventilator.
The free ration during Covid, free vaccination, and the general trend of doles in direct cash transfers just cannot be sustained unless Kerala is in Nordic Europe, which it is not.