Indian mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Shiv Sena cheif Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai-AP

Indian mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Shiv Sena cheif Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai-AP

Indian mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Shiv Sena cheif Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai-AP

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.