Akhilesh Yadav: The Son Supremacy

In 2012, shortly after he was named the chief ministerial candidate of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav reacted rather naively to comparisons with Rahul Gandhi whose popularity then had not fallen to the levels it has now. “If he is the prince of his family, I am that of my family,” … Continue reading Akhilesh Yadav: The Son Supremacy

Modi’s Weapon of Mass Seduction

SEATED INSIDE her rickety but clean hut in Dalit-dominated Rautapur village of Uttar Pradesh’s mango-rich Sitapur district, Sunita Ravi, a homemaker in her late thirties, says she has been worrying less for the past three days. “We now have a gas connection,” she states, beaming. Before a fellow from the local office of Indian Oil … Continue reading Modi’s Weapon of Mass Seduction