Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan is a journalist based in New Delhi

Afghan cauldron on the boil again

Instead of stabilising the country, Afghanistan’s presidential election can destabilise it further. While acknowledging electoral fraud, the chairman of the Independent Election Commission, Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, has gone ahead and announced the preliminary results of the presidential runoff.

Modi’s mute mode

Following a voluble campaign, Narendra Modi has gone remarkably quiet after taking over as Prime Minister. So has his entire government. The Bharatiya Janata Party which runs the government is also muted after its president and most of its spokespersons were appointed ministers.

Low cunning, not low caste

As the campaign for this general election nears its end, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has shown that he also excels in low cunning.

Rocky road to Afghan polls

When they vote for a new President on April 5, the people of Afghanistan will set in motion the first peaceful transition of power in their country after the ouster of the Taliban.

Rahul’s risen, now he needs to shine

Congress scion Rahul Gandhi has announced his party’s leadership transition with a bang. His dramatic intervention to scuttle the ordinance nullifying the Supreme Court order on convicted politicians in public life demonstrates his desire to dictate the future course of his party.

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.