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White with rage (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

November 11, 2016 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express, "The minorities — Hispanics (12 per cent of the electorate), blacks (12 per cent) and Asians (5 per cent) — were expected to vote heavily for Clinton."

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The Trump spectre (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

June 27, 2016 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science and public affairs, writes an op-ed about the major forces that have pushed Donald Trump into becoming the presumptive presidential Republican nominee.

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Mind the liberal gaps (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

May 26, 2016 The Indian Express

While India witnessed a democratic spectacle where three incumbents lost their positions during state elections, political scientist Ashutosh Varshney discusses the gaps in liberal ideology between elections citing the lynching of Muslim man accused of eating beef.

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Modi’s idea of India (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

February 3, 2016 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science and international affairs, wrote an op-ed about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his perspective on nationhood, as observed from speeches and actions. Modi has brought Indian nationhood even closer to the jus sanguinis model and nothing suggests this more clearly than the closing remarks of his Wembley speech in London, according to Varshney.

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Modi's idea of India (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

January 27, 2016 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney in The India Express, "Modi has taken this idea much further — in concept, if not in law. He has brought Indian nationhood even closer to the jus sanguinis model. Overseas Indians are part of his idea of India."

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So far from smart: Missing from India’s Smart Cities plan — citizen participation (written by Ashutosh Varshney and Patrick Heller)

December 8, 2015 The Times of India

Ashutosh Varshney and Patrick Heller discuss Modi's newly announced urban plan entitled Smart Cities in the India Times, "Perhaps the most telling evidence of the importance of participation comes from the experience of the poor and less educated in Bangalore. We found that although participation rates overall are low, the poor who do participate get a better quality of life in terms of access to basic infrastructure and services than those who do not participate."

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Can Modi turn the tide? (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

August 4, 2015 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express, "India is also witnessing yet another feature typical of democracies: election victories alone, however spectacular, cannot sustain political legitimacy."

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Untie the farmer (by Ashutosh Varshney)

April 29, 2015 Indian Express

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Director of the Brown-India Initiative Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express: "It is well known that most of what lifts the technological base of agriculture and connects it productively to urban opportunities requires public investment — in irrigation, research, seeds, power, transport, schools, skills, etc."

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Faults and lines (by Ashutosh Varshney)

March 27, 2015 The Indian Express

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Director of the Brown-India Initiative Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express: "If the contentions are deeper than outsiders know and there are hidden transcripts of incompatibility and injury, the AAP is heading for a 1969-style Congress split."

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What Delhi rejects (by Ashutosh Varshney)

February 18, 2015 The Indian Express

In an op-ed in The Indian Express, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Director of the Brown-India Initiative Ashutosh Vashney says: "Whether or not greater power-sharing takes place inside the Modi government, the Delhi results are likely to weaken centralisation within the party."

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Varshney: "Putin’s next step"

February 3, 2015 The Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, in The Indian Express: "One can only hope that the Ukraine crisis does not escalate further. If it does, said Obama in Delhi, the economic costs for Russia will go up further and sanctions will be more comprehensive."

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