yogi adityanath

VHP, Modi, Narasimha Rao’s roles in Ayodhya land title case

VHP, Modi, Narasimha Rao’s roles in Ayodhya land title case

For some, the movement was a political plank.
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has a rape problem

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has a rape problem

It is not the just the optics, the numbers paint a sordid picture, too.
Wind up your Taj Mahal tour in three hours—or pay more

Wind up your Taj Mahal tour in three hours—or pay more

At times, 50,000 tourists visit the Taj Mahal in a single day.
Will India’s “divider in chief” get another five-year term?

Will India’s “divider in chief” get another five-year term?

The patriotism of the majority population needs to be subtly managed.
What will happen to the Indian economy if Modi loses?

What will happen to the Indian economy if Modi loses?

The first reaction will be from the financial markets, which hate surprises.
Everything you need to know about India’s parliamentary election

Everything you need to know about India’s parliamentary election

The world's largest democracy begins voting for a new national government this week. Here's what's at stake.
As Priyanka Gandhi debuts, a look at how other Indian politicians started off on Twitter
Facebook takes down an Iran-based influence campaign that targeted Indians

Facebook takes down an Iran-based influence campaign that targeted Indians

Facebook has removed 783 pages, groups, and accounts tied to Iran for their “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” aimed at influencing public opinion in several countries, including…
Is Priyanka Gandhi the Congress’s trump card or another instance of dynastic politics?

Is Priyanka Gandhi the Congress’s trump card or another instance of dynastic politics?

Priyanka Gandhi became the latest member of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty to officially join politics yesterday (Jan. 23). The 47-year-old Gandhi has been appointed her…
Why millions of Indians “purify” themselves by bathing in a filthy river

Why millions of Indians “purify” themselves by bathing in a filthy river

The ritual purity of Ganga water (gan˙ga¯ jala) has persisted as a matter of common faith across the Indian subcontinent, despite its visible contamination through…
Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious festival, begins in India

Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious festival, begins in India

The world’s largest religious festival is kicking off today (Jan. 15) in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. For the next seven weeks, millions…
India’s obsession with renaming cities will tear its society apart

India’s obsession with renaming cities will tear its society apart

When I began writing this column, Mughalsarai had become Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar, Allahabad had become Prayagraj, and Faizabad district had become Ayodhya. When I was…
Firebrand Hindu Cleric Yogi Adityanath Picked as Uttar Pradesh Minister

Firebrand Hindu Cleric Yogi Adityanath Picked as Uttar Pradesh Minister

Yogi Adityanath, center, was named chief minister of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday.