The writer is Associate Editor of the India-based news website www.thefederal.com
Relations between Beijing and New Delhi remain strained after the latest round of talks to resolve their border dispute, and unlikely to be mended anytime soon given geopolitical realities in the region.
Amid the deluge of death every day, this time the country's traditional media outlets couldn't gloss over the government's monumental failure in tackling the pandemic.
Caught unprepared, the BJP government has looked woefully unequal to the task of handling a devastating second wave.
The protests are arguably the biggest challenge to the authority of the ruling BJP government to date, and they are going nowhere.
The acquittal of 32 people means the destruction of the mosque will go unpunished, and to add insult to injury, a temple will likely be built in its place.
A bitter reality for India: secularism more under threat than ever, as the ruling BJP praises its Ayodhya project but polarises opinion as it pushes ever closer to the extreme Hindu-right.
India's shifting alliances means border disputes in its neighbourhood now come with higher stakes.
The muzzling of critical media and suspending labour laws are all worrying signs for Indian democracy.
India's lockdown has disproportionately hurt the country's most vulnerable.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi down to the average citizen, the scourge of fake news is ravaging India's public discourse.
The discriminatory amendment to India's Citizenship Act of 1955 has come up against a formidable foe: the Indian Constitution.
The bill, which looks all set to become law, will for the first time distinguish citizens of India on the basis of religion.
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