Reading Time: 10 minutes What’re the structural weaknesses of a democracy like India? The weaknesses that pave the way for the rise of right-wing populists like Modi.
Reading Time: 9 minutes In this two-part article, I discuss the personality and politics of such leaders and the social context that provided the fertile ground for their rise.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The essence of an idea of nation lies with its imagination. The recent consistent onslaught on its idea is gravely frightening.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Right wing populism is quickly emerging as a new dominant political discourse. It is radically re-constituting the uneven field of politics on which ideological battles are fought. Right-wing demagogues use a diversified repertoire of rhetorical tools to not only temporarily acquire dominance but to disaggregate frozen beliefs and re-configure them. To analyse this process of re-constitution, this article uses the vocabulary provided by George Orwell in his seminal book “1984”.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Mahua Moitra is lauded for her fierce maiden speech in the Lok Sabha, however, she deliberately remained silent on some of the crucial aspects of fascism.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With the appointment of Scott “Stop the Boats” Morrison, an ardent Christian fascist, as the prime minister, Australia has officially started its journey towards the realm of anti-immigration fascist power-ruled […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Donald Trump is now under attack from all quarters, including the Butcher of Baghdad and Kabul – George W Bush and his father George Bush Sr. condemning the Presidents standpoint […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes From Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin, from Marine Le Pen to Norbert Hofer, from Nigel Farage to Narendra Modi, the most powerful world leaders are talking about a new world […]