Grand Tamasha

Season Finale: Where is Indian Foreign Policy Going?

Episode Summary

Sadanand Dhume and Tanvi Madan join Milan for the Season 7 finale of Grand Tamasha to unpack India's rocky relationship with Muslims amid recent controversial remarks from the BJP, the government's shifting policy on Russia-Ukraine, and how India was received at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Episode Notes

This season, in twenty episodes, Grand Tamasha has covered a lot of ground—from the war in Ukraine, to the UP elections, and India’s water crisis. We will be taking a little break to recharge our batteries, but we will be back in August with all-new Grand Tamasha content.

To bring the curtains down on the seventh season of Grand Tamasha, Milan is joined on the podcast by podcast regulars, Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and Wall Street Journal and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution. 

The trio discusses the foreign policy crisis which engulfed India last week after two BJP spokespersons made statements criticizing the Prophet Mohammed; the 180-degree turn in popular perceptions of India’s stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and how India was received at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Plus, the three offer their summer reading recommendations for India policy enthusiasts.


  1. Sadanand Dhume, “Hindu Nationalism Threatens India’s Rise as a Nation,” Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2022. 
  2. Shoaib Daniyal, “The India Fix,”
  3. Carnegie India, “Ideas and Institutions,” Carnegie India.
  4. Ananth Krishnan, “The India-China Newsletter.”
  5. Suyash Desai, “The PLA Bulletin.”
  6. Manoj Kewalramani, “Eye on China,” Takshashila Institution.