Vinod Dua discusses the current state of the economy and makes suggestions for the upcoming Union budget 2018-19.
Demonising Muslim men has been an important political plank for the Modi government. The triple talaq Bill fits in perfectly with it.
The CPI(M) general secretary underlines why lifting the maximum limit on companies for political donations could lead to rampant corruption.
The rally, to be held on January 9, is against the Modi government’s failure to generate jobs and the right-wing crackdown on Dalits and Muslims.
The UIDAI’s decision to file charges against the newspaper’s reporter has been condemned by the Editors Guild and press clubs across India.
Vinod Dua discusses why PM Modi has not held even a single press conference in his term.
The letter says the delay in implementation ‘has created a strong perception that that your government does not wish to put in place an effective anti-corruption institutional framework’.
With only 16 months left in his tenure, Modi has cemented himself as the only Indian PM to completely keep the press at arm’s length.
Much before ‘secular’ is cut out from the constitution, it will become an archaic word in our daily lives.
Vinod Dua discusses how Rahul Gandhi has to apologise for Congress’s past deeds, and Modi’s claim of removing restrictions for women going for Haj.
Nitin Patel is back in the Gujarat cabinet with the finance portfolio. But the episode has shown that BJP chief ministers have no powers of their own.
The Supreme Court recognised the fundamental right to privacy in 2017, the same year the country witnessed some of the most large scale violations of privacy to have ever occurred.
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The Central government is reportedly planning to borrow an additional amount from the markets, over and above the budget estimate of Rs 5.80 lakh crore for fiscal year 2017-18.
The swearing-in ceremony of the five-time BJP MLA Thakur took place at Ridge Maidan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Several citizens and politicians have criticised the central government for making the inauguration a party affair.
Leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar, Janardhan Dwivedi and Manish Tiwari are putting off an important section of voters: the OBCs.
With conservatism dominating the state’s politics since the 1930s, Gujarat’s rightward tilt is thanks to Sardar Patel, Morarji Desai and K.M. Munshi.
Modi’s opponents counter him on the issue of communalism alone, forgetting the fact that the Indian voter has always shown a preference for the non-corrupt alternative, keeping all other issues at bay.
“When the defendants have published the article on the basis of facts collected from a public record the same can be termed to be as enshrined in Article 21 of our Constitution.”
Decision a vindication of The Wire’s stand that its article ‘The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah’ was a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression in the public interest.
According to sources in the party, Rupani’s nomination for the chief ministerial position again reinforces the influence the RSS has on the saffron party.
Will the opposition take up the big challenge facing India’s cultural and social fabric?
There were murky goings-on during the trial which the Narendra Modi government has to answer for.
The Congress was to be held at Hyderabad’s Osmania University, where there have been protests after the recent suicide of a Dalit student.
Several elements of populism were present in Narendra Modi’s campaign in Gujarat.
Vinod Dua discusses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pakistan conspiracy’ remark and the implementation of the Right to Information Act.
Karan Thapar discusses the 2017 Gujarat assembly election results with Sanjay Kumar, director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and Prashant Jha, author and associate editor at Hindustan Times.
Vinod Dua analyses the Gujarat assembly election results and discusses what to expect in the winter session of the parliament.
Trends indicate that when voter turnout rises in the state, the party’s vote share falls. So when more people in Gujarat come out to vote, they most often are voting for the opposition.
Essay writing, painting and extempore speech competitions about the government’s flagship programmes were organised in all government schools and colleges of the state.
A country that goes mushy over images of political leaders and their mothers has little desire to remember the mothers of revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for their motherland.
Researcher and journalist Subir Ghosh talks to Anuj Srivas from The Wire on the financial mess that the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation finds itself in and how it is emblematic of the larger Gujarat model.
The Gujarat assembly election results have confirmed electoral democracy’s curative power to correct political arrogance.
The aggression of development, the militancy of cultural nationalism and the loud assertion of ‘shiny’ India have become the dominant discourse, and it is becoming extremely difficult to come out of its shadow.
Amit Shah focused on consolidating non-Patidar regions, making sure Congress’s big names were defeated and engaging with disenchanted traders and merchants.
The poll body also decided to set up a panel to suggest amendments to a provision in the election law barring campaigning 48 hours ahead of polling.
“All arrangements have been made in Gujarat by the chief electoral officer of the state in view of the counting,” A.K. Joti said.
‘Vikas’ took a backseat long ago; the BJP is now back to basics and even when there is no election going on, it will continue on this trajectory.
The Election Commission’s official trends for Gujarat show BJP leading in 99 seats, Congress+ in 80, and others in three.