Pankaj Mishra seeks to earn a xmas bonus for himself, and the NYT gladly gives him a platform:
Mishra's ranting demagoguery against "fascism" not only targets Modi, but now extends to Swami Vivekananda. Take a look at the comments section for the article, and you'll see it triggered a lot of outrage.
Just as a contrast, it's worth reading another op-ed piece NYT has published regarding Brazil's upcoming elections:
As we can see, while the NYT never misses an opportunity to support regressive Marxist politicians in India and Asia, it absolutely loathes any politicians with similar views in Latin America. Note that the same economic policies advocated by Modi in India which the NYT criticizes and despises, are fiercely defended by the NYT when expressed by right-wing politicians in Latin America. So we can see that the NYT practices a cunning policy of double standards. When critiquing politics in Asia, then the NYT fiercely defends leftism and strongly condemns economic liberalism. But when it's politics in Latin America, then the NYT goes in the exact opposite direction, defending economic conservatism while fiercely attacking socialists.