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Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi

A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Modi attacks universities

By threatening students and academics, the Indian government seeks to create a compliant nation. But it is also a push towards disaster

The end of Gandhi’s India

The current dispensation is becoming a majoritarian Hindu state as Narendra Modi promotes hatred and intolerance of Muslims and minorities

Democracy in India faces meltdown

The nationalist government is using violence, repression an the law to deny Muslims citizenship

The onward march of Hindu nationalism

A recent court verdict over a disputed religious site gives a legal green light to Modi’s majoritarianism

Healthcare system collapsing in Kashmir

With communication lines down, residents can’t call ambulances or schedule operations

Kashmir: Modi’s threat to India’s democracy

The revocation of the contested territory’s special status marks a dangerous Hindu-nationalist shift

South Africa must avoid authoritarian solutions

A nationalistic, gangster political faction is ready to exploit the crisis created by social inequality

ANC factions rely on silence from the poor

Our history has shown that the exercise of democratic reason can shake power from below

India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal

Taking up the area of more than 40 football pitches, Ghazipur rises by nearly 10 metres a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth

Modi victory secures illiberal, majority rule

The Indian leader’s party is backed by a Hindu nationalist movement and dominates Parliament

India’s Modi on course for big election win

After four hours of counting the 600 million votes cast, Election Commission data showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party clearly in the lead

Modi declares India a  ‘space superpower’

The Indian prime minister said his country had joined the United States, Russia and China

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