The odds are in our favour. The old bookmaker Ladbrokes has India winning at 2/5. Meaning that if you bet 5 pounds you win only 2.
The fading away of that third important pillar of non-majoritarianism leaves us with just the first two.
There are still three phases to go, but who has won and who has lost is clear to all alert folks.
"Has the BJP decided that ‘ji’ is no longer to be used while referring to an enemy or a bad person?"
The author delves over three questions thrown up in the wake of India's air strikes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
On foreign policy, it will not be easy to get a single expert, even from inside the government backed think tanks, to conclude that our strategic position has improved in the last four years.
Anything that can be pointed out as needing change — for instance that the government should not be owning banks or insurance companies or running airlines — is banal.
This then is the Muslim state and it coheres to what Tharoor says may happen to us if the Hindutva project rumbles on: keeping Indians out through institutionalised prejudice.
Ideally it should be: Indians are all who say they are Indians. But we live in a time when there is an insistence on sharpening identities
Calling nationalism an illusion (which of course it is) and a danger is the sort of aggressive, head-on challenge to it that we need so desperately in our parts.
With that hug and wink, Rahul Gandhi gave us a moment of comic relief, little of actual substance
By Aakar Patel India has always rewarded the charismatic politician. This is particularly true of the demagogue, a word that describes a politician pandering to popular prejudices, though they are ultimately damaging to the nation...