The “secular” realm – jobs, prices, the economy, living conditions – is trumping the world of perverse ideas delivered slickly through clever propaganda disseminated by fanatical Hindutva outfits and a section of the fawning media.
It is evident that prime minister Modi’s ambitious strides in search of a ‘New India’, coupled with his government’s disdain for welfare, are leaving the basic lifelines of the poor far behind.
Rahul has committed the cardinal sin of politics: he has abandoned his bravest general at the height of a battle that he could very well have won.
A simpler and lower rate of tax is what was needed to widen the country’s tax base substantially. This was totally missing in GST’s initial design.
The first step towards reviving political dialogue and ending the rule of the gun in Kashmir is for New Delhi to announce that it is committed to restoring full autonomy within the constitution to the entire state.
Vinod Dua discusses the recent Supreme Court hearing in the Aadhaar case and Prime Minister Modi’s style of governance.
The prime minister, who now spends several days a week campaigning in Gujarat, is reduced to blaming the Congress party, who he says did not allow development.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
The Bhadbhut weir project on the Narmada river, which the prime minister inaugurated, will ruin their livelihood, the fisherman say.
“To speak in front of power is the courage which has been rightly given by the Constitution and you are the protector of it.”
“I am writing to request you to take advantage of your majority in the Lok Sabha to now get the women’s reservation bill passed in the Lower House as well,” Gandhi said in the letter.
Water is still not reaching those who need it, while people are being forced to give up their homes and livelihoods linked to the Narmada.
For people living by the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh’s Nimar, Modi’s birthday is being seen as a death day for their homes and livelihoods.
Modi has been called out several times for following abusive Twitter handles, most recently after the murder of Gauri Lankesh, but he doesn’t seem to care.
Three almost simultaneous developments, each of which would normally have dented the government’s image in only minor ways, show how Modi’s image is beginning to lose its shine.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest RBI data on demonetisation and appeals to the prime minister to apologise to the public.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly talked about the importance of ‘cooperative’ federalism. But his party’s actions show that this is merely lip-service.
Modi asked all MPs to hold events similar to last year’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to celebrate Independence Day and the anniversary of the Quit India movement.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
This is the first strategic response to the near collapse of Westinghouse, whose bankruptcy raised doubts about whether it could continue the India deal.
While the big talk is valuable, it shouldn’t distract from the Modi government’s actual performance so far.
Join The Wire’s M.K. Venu and Ajoy Ashirwad for a live chat on the UP elections.
Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the incident, but Narendra Modi remains mum.
Modi’s unwitting embrace of Bachchan’s two phenomenally popular avatars contributes significantly to his popularity among today’s youth.
While demonetisation and the resultant hardships have tarnished the reputation of the BJP-led central government, the Samajwadi Party’s record of criminalised politics may become a roadblock for it.
The BJP Manipur chief discusses the core issues the party is raising in the elections, why the party hasn’t declared a chief ministerial candidate for the state and more.
Writers and artistes can no longer afford to stay away from political issues.
Institutional feebleness and political imperfections have given the prime minister the upper hand.
In a speech full of faulty economic reasoning, Modi made one factual claim – the number of Indians with official incomes greater than Rs 10 lakh is just 24 lakh. If demonetisation really works, he needs to up that figure substantially in the next two years.
The prime minister’s words will be meaningless, other than to draw attention to Rahul Gandhi’s cause, unless he supports them with actions to reform political funding.
What set her apart was her genuine compassion and empathy for the poorest citizens of India.
The prime minister would do well to ponder over the Constitutional relationship between the Union of India and Kashmir and use that a starting point
The onslaught launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on the AAP government is unprecedented.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his third Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort today, bringing up a range of subjects.
After warning of a ‘pink revolution’ in his election speeches, the prime minister now says the danger to cows come not from slaughter but from plastic.
New Delhi: In one of his sharpest attack to date on Narendra Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the prime minister may “get me killed” and questioned whether the country was safe in his hands. Speaking of the series of arrests of AAP MLAs and workers […]
Narendra Modi seems to have developed a flair for presenting evolutionary policy steps built on his predecessors’ work as revolutionary and original contributions to national development.
Was the prime minister’s standing ovation for farmers a cruel joke?
As usual, there was a grain of truth along with the exaggeration and sleight-of-hand that we have come to expect from the prime minister.