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Leaders too must be spoken to

Democracy demands that a leader listens, learns, takes questions, and answers them. When the people are polarised, they too must take to listening to one another, to members of another community or another persuasion, so that knowledge is gained and opinion is corrected.

"Nehru for our time"

"India needs to recall its first prime minister for his love and passion for personal liberty," says Rajmohan Gandhi in the Indian Express.

"Calm down," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in The Indian Express.

"This is a time of surgical strikes, hysteria, hostility to dissent. Why frankness, debate, questioning must follow."

Concerned Indians should reach out to Kashmiris

Provided it remains honest and mutually respectful, interaction between common people across the divide can only help, writes Rajmohan Gandhi in The Economic Times.

No one to confront non-state coercion

The impression that persons in authority in India regard Muslims as less than equal, and not entitled to personal liberty, is now a major obstacle on the country’s path to global influence, writes Rajmohan Gandhi in The Tribune.