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Trump's errors have raised questions about Republicans' future

The coming hours and days will reveal how America responds to the Trump-incited bid by armed civilians to take over the US Capitol in Washington DC and corresponding buildings in several states. But two other events, also significant for American politics, should be noted.

Kamala Harris and India's laws against "love jihad"

The unpredictable impact of Trump's post-defeat temper on Georgia's January 6 Senate runoffs intrigues me as I wait and watch in Illinois.

Citizen American

As a hard year closes out in the US, and the electoral college voting seals Joe Biden’s win, the oft-ignored power that individuals possess in a democracy has once more been highlighted.

"Majority Victimhood" runs into challenges

That Indian politics and American politics are similar is being repeatedly sensed by everyone who follows both.

America's Common Ground

The US possesses a sense of independence at local level, even when divided at national level

What Appears To Have Cost Trump The Election

By obliging millions of Americans to vote by mail, Covid has lengthened the counting process in America's elections.

The Answer is Fraternity

Inclusion of the word fraternity in Preamble is of historic importance and contemporary relevance

Let's Imagine Peace

Amicable relations with Pakistan may seem remote but they are worth striving for

Indian secularism still has a future if followers stop blame game with RSS

Yogendra Yadav's understanding of Abhay Dubey's book on Indian secularism is indisputable. But let's not forget that secularism forced even RSS to accept lower-caste Hindus.

Democracies in both India and the US face a similar internal challenge

Both must recognise: Pledges of liberty, equality, fraternity and dignity possess much broader pull than hardening notions of nationalism