Filing cabinet


Browse through a selection of essays and book reviews filed under ‘politics’.

Stop reading the news

Rolf Dobelli

On the by-election in Karnataka

Thoughts on how the upcoming by-election in Karnataka is a combination of passive voters, horse-trading without consequences and leaders looking to save their positions within their own parties.

The Indian Express

On dynastic politics in India

On why the focus on dynastic politics in India is futile and where else we are better off focusing. (NB Headline was edited by the paper.)

The Indian Express

Karnataka crisis: This sham must stop

On horse-trading in the Karnataka state legislative assembly and the state of politics in Karnataka today.

Deccan Herald

A drive through China–Lanka

While China pours money into Sri Lanka, India chooses to keep mum.

How the far right became popular

Flawed ideas about national borders and fake news floating around social media must both be checked.