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It is time for western media to correct its biases


By Shashi Shekhar India’s future now stands at a crossroads. PM Narendra Modi is advocating a self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority. That vision put him at odds with the interfaith, multicultural goals of modern India’s founders. The government’s growing efforts to police online speech and media discourse have raised difficult questions...

Karunanidhi became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu


In “Karunanidhi: A Life” (Penguin), A.S. Panneerselvan tells the story of the man who became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu, where language, empowerment, self-respect, art, literary forms and films coalesced to lend a unique vibrancy to politics. Writer-politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi is among the most important political leaders India has ever seen. He was the...