Had Mukherjee been elevated as prime minister rather than president, his political adroitness would have prevented the virtual walkover that Narendra Modi secured in 2014.
An excerpt from Y.V. Reddy’s ‘Advice and Dissent: My Life in Public Service’ on his time as RBI governor.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The court will pronounce the order on quantum of sentence on May 22.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
Jammu and Kashmir’s power crisis could potentially worsen given the state’s lack of control over the major hydropower projects it depends on for its electricity needs, delays in getting new projects off the ground and the challenges posed by Pakistan.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborate with universities.
The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
People suffered but voting may have been driven less by anger over the damage to immediate economic interests than by their belief that a ‘decisive’ Modi would make them better off in the long run.
In the Uttar Pradesh elections, the simple question of people wanting to create their own history shall remain buried along with democracy.
When a man has his back to the wall, he sometimes loses control over his tongue.
When it comes to the art of enjoying a shower without getting wet, Narendra Modi is many shades better than Manmohan Singh.
Rs 119.70 crore was owed to Air India by the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of chartered flights by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The economy is “not in good shape,” said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The RBI governor also stated that Rs 9.2 lakh crore has been introduced into the economy in the form of new notes since November 8.
A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
Rao also doesn’t make much of the charges of plagiarism levelled against him and thinks they were the result of undeserving hype.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Arun Kumar discuss demonetisation – the short-term and long-term effects on the economy, the Artha Kranti proposal and more.
In an interview with The Wire, D. Raja talks about the need for electoral reforms, BJP’s varying stance on FCRA when it came to the funding of NGOs and political parties and more.
Without follow-up measures, it will be difficult for Modi to counter the charge that demonetisation is meant to serve a narrower political and personal agenda.
India may be a limping and flawed democracy, but it is one nevertheless. That means that Indian voters deserve to be heard.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly criticised the policy of demonetisation, calling it an “organised loot and legalised plunder of the economy” in Rajya Sabha on November 24.
The small vendor and the trader have shown kindness towards fellow citizens, but there has been no empathy from the powers that be.
Very few Kashmiris define Azadi as a complete break up of ties with India and a vast majority of them do not want to join Pakistan
Member after member suggested that heir apparent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi should helm the party.
Inviting the American ambassador to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is bound to provoke China.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
Particle physicist D. Indumathi talks about how she became a scientist, the challenges Indian scientists face and much more.
The media is supposed to question those in power, not happily go along with the official narrative.
The Bill was introduced by the Deve Gowda government in 1996 and was passed by the upper house in 2010 after being tossed around for various reasons.
Over 60 years ago, a Bollywood film had also talked about how ‘achche din’ – the phrase Narendra Modi adopted as his electoral signature in 2014 – would never come for the poor.
Congress and the Left Front fear that helping the US military, even logistically, would draw India into wars that the US is fighting in Asia Pacific and West Asia.
The case of Harish Gupta, a retired IAS officer, reveals how corrupt practices have led to the dramatic breakdown of confidence and trust in the state.
The attorney general stepped in to provide an opinion on the statute, as differences have run rife among the ‘search’ panel set up to consider Gopa Sabharwal’s successor. New Delhi: After internal differences sprung up over the interpretation of a clause on appointing Nalanda University’s vice-chancellor, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi […]
There is a deliberately biased and limited understanding of ‘international’ faculty partly based on the rankings of India’s universities, the best of which are outside the list of world’s top 200 institutions.
Rural and semi-urban Gujarat remains a site of extensive and elaborate social discrimination. The only thing new about the Una violence is that it became available on social media and provoked a national hue and cry.
Barack Obama is seeking to boost his legacy, but his plan will see some resistance from the Republicans. India, meanwhile, has chosen not to frame a position until the draft resolution is on the table.
The more China –India cooperation increased in the future, the easier it will be for both countries to find a mutually acceptable solution to the border issue.
‘A beginning can be made by implementing the recommendations of the five working groups constituted by the then prime minister’, the chief minister said.
By drawing even closer to the United States and signing binding agreements, India is giving up years of carefully calibrated balance in its foreign policy.