Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi-AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi-AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi-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.