Economist and professor at the University of California, Berkeley Pranab Bardhan spoke to The Wire about global discontent amongst the working class, the Modi government’s policies, the need for employment generation, the controversy around Raghuram Rajan and more.
The Delhi chief minister also questioned why his request for the deputation of Sanjiv Chaturvedi as officer on special duty was denied when all chief ministers are allowed to have two personal staff members of their choosing.
A swift resignation such as David Cameron’s after a political failure is almost unheard of in India
After the arrest of its Okhla legislator Amanatullah Khan, the Aam Aadmi Party has said there is a ‘dharm yudh’ between the Kauravas (BJP) and the Pandavas (AAP) going on.
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.
In its current form, the GST will have a negligible positive impact on growth, may be negative for the business environment, and may not even be revenue neutral.
‘There have been concerns about religious tolerance and liberty in India, I hope the Prime Minister continues efforts to better protect the inalienable rights afforded to all people’, said the Virginia Senator after Modi’s address to Congress.
The prime minister’s first trip to Africa has widely been heralded as a success, but his brand of diplomacy has left the most pressing issues for the continent unaddressed.
A poorly implemented GST could be politically counter-productive. Which is why we should not treat it as a panacea, but as an instrument that may have to be refined in the coming years.
Dalits in Maharashtra are angry at the demolition of a Mumbai building where Babasaheb Ambedkar worked.
The new draft rules for bureaucrats ban them from saying anything against the government and its policies, including through humorous means like caricatures.
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.
Artists and writers of Indian ancestry are offering new and often provocative points of view on yoga’s origins, its meanings, and its cultural work in a globalising world.
One day after his exit from the BJP, both the politician with star value and the Aam Aadmi Party are playing their cards close to their chest.
Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, a four-time CPI(M) legislator from Kulgam, speaks to The Wire about the problems in Kashmir and how the process of diffusing the crisis could begin.
Sidhu and his wife had been unhappy ever since Amit Shah became the BJP national president as their open outbursts against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leadership did not go down well with Shah.
“The attempts in Pakistan by various players to ingratiate themselves to the people of J&K in the run up to the so called elections in territories under Pakistan’s illegal occupation will not succeed,” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
The new Indian workforce must embrace global standards and innovation, only achievable through quality education – both a challenge and an opportunity.
As Russia and China go about aligning their interests for mutual strategic advantage, India has to take a closer look at its own options and opportunities.
Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu reached out to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of the monsoon session, which starts on Monday.
Understanding the rise and fall of development politics and long-term structural challenges in Afghanistan will provide an outline of how India can wield influence in a multipolar Central Asia.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arunachal Pradesh is the third consecutive setback for the Modi government, which has used its criticism of the judiciary to divert public attention from its own performance.
Operation Sankat Mochan is underway.
The court’s rejection of the recent use of Article 356 is a reminder that there is no alternative to strictly adhering to the constitutionally laid down procedures.
Constitution bench faults governor for summoning state assembly, as well as orders passed by the deputy speaker which facilitated the ouster of the Congress and the swearing-in of a BJP-backed government
The number of people injured in the Valley in the last four days is at approximately 1,400.
Women customers are made to jump through hoops to get any work done at a bank – all in the name of ‘RBI rules’.
A year after Narendra Modi’s Skill India initiative was introduced, the country remains far from capitalising on its demographic dividend.
Presence of security forces was increased in vulnerable areas even as the situation in Kashmir remained tense for the fourth day.
Following the prime minister’s rejection of his long-standing plea, Kejriwal is insisting Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s deputation as ‘officer on special duty’ will be in the larger public interest.
Those who claim to be knowledgeable have breathlessly informed us that Priyanka Gandhi is about to venture beyond “Amethi and Rae Bareli.” The buzz is that she will be the face of the Congress campaign in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly poll next year. We are assured on good […]
The BJP is keen to directly challenge the Samajwadi Party in the state electoral battle and reduce the fight to the politics of religious polarisation.
When India’s most aggressive anchor meets India’s most aggressive politician, one expects sparks to fly. Instead, Arnab Goswami looked like a favourite nephew lobbing the ball gently to a benign elderly uncle. More “noora-kushti” and less a sharp interview, there were many questions that ought to have been […]
In his letter, Yechury also demanded that the government release the names of the top 100 loan defaulters and create an action plan to monetise their assets.
The main concern for the BJP will be that the UCC will derail the RSS agenda of creating a ‘Hindu rashtra’ and its ‘love jihad’ propaganda.
The biggest loser is Modi himself, because he has squandered the opportunity for a course correction that his government, his party, and India badly need.
New Delhi: Controversial HRD minister leader Smriti Irani has been shifted from the key education portfolio to textiles and replaced by Prakash Javadekar – newly elevated to cabinet rank – in an expansion of the union council of ministers and reshuffle which saw several other changes. The shifting of Irani, whose two-year tenure in […]
With 19 members of parliament sworn in as ministers of state on July 5, most analysts have focused on the reasons behind their selection, and the caste and regional arithmetic that might have driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi to induct them into his ministry. Whatever their qualifications as administrators, […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the second reshuffle and expansion of the union cabinet on Tuesday morning.
In a letter to the Indian prime minister, the signatories also said the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act does not comply with international human rights norms.