Sikh devotees march during a procession to mark the martyrdom of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur in New Delhi-AP

Sikh devotees march during a procession to mark the martyrdom of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur in New Delhi-AP

Sikh devotees march during a procession to mark the martyrdom of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur 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.