The model of development that was presented as a success story relies on patronising and providing incentives to large businesses while simultaneously suppressing wage incomes.
Decrying the Modi government’s policies is not enough. Rahul Gandhi must also build an alternative development agenda and revamp his role as a leader along with Congress party structures.
While urban voters are leaning towards the BJP, agricultural crisis and growing unemployment have alienated rural Patidars from the party.
The recent workers’ protest in the capital demanding critical reforms, especially in the informal sector, has been largely ignored by the mainstream media.
It still remains to be seen whether the Gandhi scion can emerge as a formidable opponent to the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Modi.
With a likely erosion of BJP votes due to anti-incumbency effect and a fraction of Patel vote going to the Congress, both parties appear to be neck and neck at the current stage.
The federal finance ministry in August renewed the National Health Mission with $20 billion of funding between 2017-20, against the health ministry’s estimated requirement of $25 billion.
In conversation with political analyst Achyut Yagnik on what to expect from the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, the rise of the BJP and more.
Vinod Dua discusses the Modi meme posted by the youth wing of the Congress and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The recapitalisation package of Rs 2.11 trillion is not sufficient to cover additional capital of Rs 2.82 trillion required by public sector banks, let alone providing them headroom to grow their advances.
Though the meme was removed soon after it was put out, BJP leaders lost no time in demanding to know if the move had the party’s leadership’s support.
Vinod Dua discusses dynastic politics across parties in India and protests by workers and farmers against the Modi government.
Rai asked everyone to be proud of Modi’s achievements.
The matter pertains to the alleged over-invoicing of imports and the sum involved is Rs 5,500 crore.
T.C.A. Raghavan’s The People Next Door is written with deep personal knowledge and a genuine investment in the India-Pakistan relationship.
Angry over the list, which is full of repeat candidates, Patidars and Congress defectors, at least 30 disgruntled BJP leaders have submitted their resignations.
Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it.
While the university’s lawyer claimed that all parties had agreed to an adjournment, the petitioner’s lawyer denied this.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
On the first anniversary of demonetisation, economist Prabhat Patnaik speaks about why its stated objectives were not achieved, the role of GST and more.
There are many flaws in Delhi University’s opposition to revealing information in the Modi degree case, say RTI activists ahead of crucial court hearing.
The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Contrary to what a recent New York Times article claims, the sari is not limited to a particular ideological group, religion or class and is, in fact, representative of India’s multiplicity.
Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly responsible for that.
‘In the last three years, we have been witness to an unfortunate vilification campaign around you and your ideas about freedom, secularism and socialism.’
Like it or not, the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.
The success of such cleanliness programmes cannot be measured through factors like waste disposal and no open defecation alone; its role in reducing epidemic outbreak is equally important.
The last meeting of officials of the four countries took place in May 2007 in the Filipino capital on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum.
“Living standards have fallen, joblessness and job insecurity has increased, and the country’s self-reliance is threatened by your government’s policies.”
Having once achieved fame, wealth, or both, Indian actors, businessmen and sportsmen are unwilling to risk losing it by speaking out against social injustice or the crimes of the state.
While many say that GST and demonetisation have dealt a severe blow to their livelihoods, some still remain hopeful that the Modi government will take steps to address the fast deteriorating conditions.
While the global investor’s summit has helped to catapult Modi to the top job in India, it has done precious little to create jobs in his home state.
Modi government ministers should take a leaf from the younger Doval’s playbook and stop the demonisation of Pakistan and Pakistanis.
Given his government’s record of inaction, however, the latest disclosures are also likely to sink without a trace.
One year later, the stated objectives of Modi’s shuddhi yagna stand unmet, while India’s poor and most vulnerable continue to bleed. “Demonetisation is not the end but the beginning of a ‘long, deep and constant’ battle against black money and corruption and will benefit the poor and the common […]
The prime minister’s ‘rich versus poor narrative’, which helped sell demonetisation in its first few months, is collapsing in the face of devastation in the informal and formal sectors.
What matters now is the meta narrative about how India debates, makes and implements policies. If too many people in politics feel that this kind of decision won the Uttar Pradesh election, then we may have more of such actions
Demonetisation crippled an economy that ran on cash; it destroyed the livelihoods of millions of farmers, workers, traders, women and the elderly; and it violated the dignity and liberty of law-abiding citizens.
While the negative impact of demonetisation can still be felt, the gains have been minor and could have been achieved even without the disruptive move.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee event of the Daily Thanthi, the PM quoted Gandhi to say the misuse of power by the media is “criminal”.