1. Suhas Palshikar, writing in the Indian Express, hopes the assembly election outcomes will bring the Bharatiya Janata Party’s narrative down to earth.
  2. In the Hindu, MK Narayanan writes about how four years of mismanaged politics have plunged Kashmir into a cycle of violence and confusion.
  3. The state elections have laid bare the limitations of identity politics, claims Sunanda K Datta-Ray in the Telegraph.
  4. In the Economic Times, Anuvab Pal proposes Vijay Mallya for Reserve Bank of India governor.
  5. Also in the Economic Times, the freshly minted Mizoram chief minister, Zoramthanga, is interviewed by Prerna Katiya.
  6. England in the age of Brexit is defined by self-pity, writes Ian Jack in the Guardian.
  7. In the New Yorker, NIcholas Schmidle sends a dispatch on Virgin Galactic’s first space mission.
  8. In the Atlantic, Peter Beinart on how the new authoritarians are waging war on women.
  9. In the Hindu BLInk, Shriya Mohan on how India should deal with the return of leprosy, thought to be eradicated in 2005.
  10. In the Mint, Somak Ghosal writes on life after the Section 377 ruling for the LGBTQ+ community.