The Emergency may be the most controversial part of her legacy but Mrs Gandhi’s greatest contribution to India was the way she handled the economic, political and foreign policy challenges the country faced after 1966.
Demonetisation has resulted in, at best, marginal improvements in India’s tax compliance and digitisation. But at what cost?
A group of concerned citizens have criticised the Centre’s use of excessive military power in Kashmir and urged it to initiate political dialogue to end violence in the Valley.
The US missile strike in Syria will unite Russia’s technology with China’s money and muscle and is not good for regional or world peace.
If the the visit to Arunachal Pradesh by Tibet’s spiritual leader is enough reason for China to start a military conflict, then the worst fears about China’s rise would have been proved true and it would pay a lasting price for its misadventure.
Villagers in Kashmir, who used to remain aloof from the conflict, are now prepared to die in order to save militants under siege.
Modi has turned India into a military and diplomatic ally of the US. In China’s eyes, this has transformed India from a like-minded country that shared its opposition to the US’s attempt to create a unipolar world, into an adversary.
Demonetisation has hit every sector of the economy from construction to automobile at the same time and its ripple effects are likely to be felt for months to come.
According to police statistics, the number of stone throwing incidents fell drastically in October – before demonetisation – and has remained stagnant since.