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Washington, DC
Columnist — Wall Street Journal
Covers:  foreign policy, india, sri lanka, pakistan, bangladesh, south asia

AEI Fellow, WSJ Columnist, FP Twitterati 100. (I share news and opinion from South Asia and the world.)

Reinventing Indian secularism: The old consensus on majority and minority communities no longer fits reality

blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com — Should 21st century citizens of the world's largest democracy live in fear of committing the medieval crime of blasphemy? This is the question raised by the violent rampage earlier this month in West Bengal's Muslim-majority district of Malda, where an enraged mob ransacked a police station, torched two dozen vehicles, and burned shops and homes.
Jan 28, 2016

India's traditional approach to secularism is broken. Fixing it requires junking pieties from the past. [My take] blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Jan 29, 2016

In India, secular politics often just means pandering to the most fundamentalist elements of Muslim society. [Reup] blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Narendra Modi Is Losing India’s Market Liberals

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. His failure to reform the economy is hurting him among his once-enthusiastic supporters. When India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a high-powered business summit in New Delhi on Friday, he'll put a positive spin on his government's economic stewardship.
Jan 28, 2016

Narendra Modi is losing the support of India’s market liberals. This ought to worry him. [My take] v @WSJopinion wsj.com/articles/naren…

Jan 29, 2016

Market liberals are beginning to lose faith in Narendra Modi's economic vision for India. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/naren…

Jan 30, 2016

"Already loathed by the cultural left, Mr. Modi cannot afford to alienate the economic right" - @dhume on.wsj.com/1PW6GpP via @WSJ

No Free Internet Please, We’re Indian

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Net neutrality ayatollahs care more about ideological purity than Internet access for the poor. You might assume that a country with one of the lowest Internet-penetration rates in Asia would welcome private companies bringing new users online.
Jan 11, 2016

India's net neutrality zealots care more about abstruse principle than about web access for the poor. #FreeBasics wsj.com/articles/no-fr…

Jan 11, 2016

Facebook is right about #FreeBasics: some Internet is a lot better than no Internet. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/no-fr… pic.twitter.com/Fljg7cf9sa

Jan 12, 2016

Sadanand Dhume: In India, net neutrality ayatollahs care more about ideological purity than web access for the poor: on.wsj.com/1ZX58Tr

India’s Anticorruption Mirage

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. India's once hopeful crusade against corruption looks increasingly farcical. Arvind Kejriwal burst into Indian politics four years ago by organizing a high-decibel anticorruption movement that promised to clean up public life.
Dec 23, 2015

Arvind Kejriwal looks more like a drive-by character assassin than a politician fighting corruption. [My take] #AAP wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 23, 2015

Arvind Kejriwal promised India clean politics. Instead he's only delivered a vaudeville act for the cameras. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 28, 2015

Hard to disagree with this from @dhume a few days back on India’s "anticorruption mirage" — buff.ly/1OoE9bi pic.twitter.com/SR9vUY9zdN

Despite their flaws internet trolls represent the democratisation of discourse in India

blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com — India's ongoing debate about the alleged rise of intolerance includes a curious sidelight: public attacks on social media trolls. In recent months, figures as diverse as Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, and former cabinet minister Arun Shourie have castigated Twitter trolls for their lack of compassion or general uselessness.
Dec 17, 2015

RT @TOIOpinion: Sadanand Dhume: Despite their flaws internet trolls represent the democratisation of discourse in India blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Dec 18, 2015

RT @TOIOpinion: Sadanand Dhume: Despite their flaws internet trolls represent the democratisation of discourse in India blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Dec 18, 2015

Trolls can be vicious or irredeemably stupid. But they represent the democratization of Indian discourse. [My take] blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Dec 21, 2015

Despite their flaws internet trolls represent the democratisation of discourse in India: blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Dec 21, 2015

We should be ready to hear voices on social media-- democratisation of discourse in India: blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

Assessing the Progress and Promise of Economic Reform in India

carnegieendowment.org — In May 2014, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office with an unprecedented electoral mandate and lofty expectations of rejuvenating India's economy. Eighteen months into the government's term, the macroeconomic picture is much improved, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) proclaiming India the fastest growing major economy in the world.
Dec 04, 2015

RT @AEIfdp: 12/9 Google Hangout: Assessing progress & promise of econ. reform in India w/ @dhume @jayantsinha @MilanV @pranjulb https://t.c…

India’s Biased Debate on Intolerance

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. By ignoring Islamist extremism, Indian intellectuals do their country no favors. In most countries the idea that a cartoon piggy bank could incite a mob to violence would scarcely be plausible.
Dec 02, 2015

When it comes to #Lokmat, some of India's most vocal campaigners for tolerance have suddenly gone silent. [My take] wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 02, 2015

When it comes to Islamic extremism some of India's most vocal campaigners for tolerance suddenly fall silent. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 03, 2015

RT @dhume: When it comes to Islamic extremism some of India's most vocal campaigners for tolerance suddenly fall silent. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 03, 2015

India’s Biased Debate on Intolerance - a WSJ op-ed on.wsj.com/1NqLc76

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How Modi Can Get His Mojo Back

wsj.com — The leader's party was crushed in a state election. He ought to listen, not to his fans, but to his critics. Narendra Modi will no doubt be greeted by thousands of cheering overseas Indians when he takes the stage at London's Wembley Stadium Friday.

Narendra Modi’s Battle for Bihar

wsj.com — A hotly contested state election in India could decide national politics. When votes are counted for a new government in the poor and populous northern state of Bihar on Sunday, the reverberations will be felt in Delhi and beyond. With about 100 million people, Bihar is the third-biggest prize in Indian politics, behind Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Nov 05, 2015

A defining moment: Narendra Modi’s Battle for Bihar - a WSJ op-ed on.wsj.com/1NeUaAc via @WSJ

Nov 05, 2015

If Modi loses #Bihar, for the first time in 3 years his unstoppable electoral juggernaut would be halted. [My take] wsj.com/articles/naren…

Nov 05, 2015

A win in #BiharElections would consolidate Narendra Modi's position as the dominant force in Indian politics. [Reup] wsj.com/articles/naren…

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PM’s sabka saath, sabka vikas message is fading - he must climb back to higher moral ground

blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com — Is Narendra Modi a development-oriented moderate or an unreconstructed Hindu hardliner? The question has once again bubbled up following the prime minister's oddly muted response to last month's brutal lynching of 52-year-old blacksmith Mohammad Akhlaq on suspicion that he had killed and eaten a calf. For Modi, the Akhlaq murder is an indisputable setback.
Oct 22, 2015

Reading-> TOI Edit Page: PM’s sabka saath, sabka vikas message is fading– he must climb back to higher moral ground: blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/…

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.@swaminomics: To end poverty, India needs more spending on rural roads, not more spending on the discredited NREGA. blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/do…

Feb 06, 2016

.@chetan_bhagat: Modi was elected to be the Chris Gayle of economic reform. It's time he started playing that way. blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/The-underage-o…

Feb 06, 2016

.@swapan55: Yechury's CPM is now part of the larger Left social democratic ecosystem promoted by Sonia Gandhi. blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/right-and-wron…

Feb 06, 2016

.@tavleen_singh: I am no longer sure that Modi's idea of governance is different from the one that ruined India. indianexpress.com/article/opinio…

Feb 06, 2016

Ahmed: The jihadist Red Mosque in Islamabad "has become the symbol of the contraction of the state in Pakistan." indianexpress.com/article/opinio…

Feb 05, 2016

.@ShekharGupta: No longer sensible for India to settle Siachen w/ Pakistan unless it's part of larger normalization. wap.business-standard.com/article/opinio…

Feb 05, 2016

Ninan: Underlying indicators show that the Indian economy is treading water, not swimming forward. [Time to reform.] wap.business-standard.com/article/opinio…

Feb 05, 2016

.@surjitbhalla: NREGA does not help India's poor. | Fourth most corrupt institution in the world. financialexpress.com/article/fe-col…


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