Mini Kapoor is Contributing Editor at The Indian Express
We no longer trust politics, language, institutions. We look for saviours and leaders who have the power to act on the world
The foundations of liberal democracy became more fragile than ever globally in 2016. But, there was still reason for hope in these times
It distracts our attention from vital questions of institutional health and economic governance.
Criticism of public institutions is not an indictment as much as it is an act of love.
It is a reminder of how slight its authority has become
Law does not matter, form does not matter. There will be constant mobilisation
Gareth Stedman Jones’s authoritative biography of Marx is a portrait of a 19th century polymath, not an ideologue bound by dogma
Demonetisation politics unfolds as a vast morality play. Its imagination unleashes the state on you, in the name of protecting your own virtue.
Trump’s victory underlines a sense of dread, of what lies in the dark spaces.
Let’s find another name for cult of the leader, tyranny of nationalism, use of state power to suffocate opposition.
Issue is not just the fate of Tatas. A letter like Mistry’s could deepen the credibility crisis of Indian capitalism.
The authority of American democracy has taken a beating. Restoring faith will be a tough ask.
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