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Washington, DC
Columnist — The 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.)

India’s Party of Reform Becomes Its Party of Obstruction — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. To retain its credibility on economic reforms, the Congress Party must back a proposed goods-and-services tax. India's opposition Congress Party finds itself in an awkward position.

Bangladesh Is Losing the Battle Against Terror — Last week's carnage in Dhaka, where jihadists butchered 22 people in an upscale cafe, has triggered a sweeping reassessment of Bangladesh's vulnerability to terrorism and the spread of Islamism in South Asia more broadly.

Pahlaj Nihalani syndrome: To maintain credibility with the middle class, BJP needs to place competence ahead of loyalty — What links Pahlaj Nihalani, Gajendra Chauhan, Chetan Chauhan and Raghuram Rajan? Over the past two years, they have all emerged as characters in a drama beamed into living rooms and splashed across the front pages of newspapers. Together they tell a simple but compelling story: India's ruling party suffers from a gaping talent deficit.

It’s Amateur Hour in Narendra Modi’s India — Is Narendra Modi still India's great economic hope? This is the question raised by the tawdry drama leading up to the announcement Saturday by Raghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, that he will return to academia in September.

India’s Newfound Confidence — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to Washington last week brought India closer to the U.S. than ever before. For the country that invented nonalignment, this willingness to engage Washington without fear or apology signals a new self-confidence. Since coming to power two years ago, Mr. Modi has made it clear that a close relationship with the U.S.

Modi’s Global Makeover — On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first foreign leader this year to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress. It marks an upswing in U.S.-India relations since Mr. Modi took office two years ago. It also cements a remarkable personal makeover.

The Talented Mr. Modi — On Thursday, Dec. 20, as results come in from this week's elections in Gujarat, Indians will learn the outcome of a state poll that has taken on the flavor of a national referendum.

The paranoid style in politics: Subramanian Swamy hurts BJP’s effort to evolve as India’s natural party of governance — Should the ruling party of the world's seventh largest economy give a conspiracy theorist a platform to tarnish a widely respected public official? This is the question raised by Subramanian Swamy's series of intemperate attacks on Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan.

The Decline and Downfall of India’s Congress Party — Is India's Congress party sliding toward extinction? For most of the country's history since independence, such a question verged on the preposterous. But this week's stinging defeats in state elections-the most recent in a string of mishaps for the once-dominant party-make the once-unimaginable a distinct possibility.

The Feud at India’s Central Bank — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Prime Minister Modi's ministers criticize the central-bank governor, but Raghuram Rajan boosts India's credibility with foreign investors. Is Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on his way out?
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Jul 24, 2016

@madhukishwar Glad that you clarified. Moral of the story: If you aren't sure that something is authentic don't post it in the first place.

Jul 24, 2016

@RajivBLall Absolutely. I don't think we have a disagreement here.

Jul 24, 2016

@RajivBLall Building up what you know hasn't worked before is definition of madness. Unless you buy the "it's different this time" thesis.

Jul 24, 2016

@RajivBLall If it was possible to do lazily it might actually have been done. But fine by me if you believe in dream of Air India "revival."

Jul 24, 2016

@RajivBLall Sure. But the worry is not that they aren't winding up everything. It's that they're not willing to wind up even the worst.

Jul 23, 2016

Arguably no community in South Asia has suffered more at jihadist hands than the Shia Hazara. #KabulAttack #ISIS 

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