‘Bad Pakistan’ and minority browbeating is the sum and substance of the BJP’s nationalism and the Indian people were lapping it up. But if their responses to it are changing now, the form they will take can be only a variant of that. And in any case there is little to distinguish between primal nationalistic instincts and celebrations of our men and women getting the Nobel Prize. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up
Narendra Modi’s popularity is undiminished but people want to be optimistic about the economy.
Shekhar Gupta writes.
A Nobel Prize acquires meaning only when a government responds in a caring manner, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. Its fruition does not lie in the raptures of the public.
Educator and publisher Geeta Dharmarajan talks of her life and work.