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