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Friday, May 14, 2021

Akhilesh Mishra

The writer is CEO, Bluekraft Digital Foundation and was earlier director (content) MyGov

The secret of the Quad’s renewed viability? India’s manufacturing ability
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

By undercutting China’s economic leverage over member nations, India has helped Quad 2.0 overcome a significant tactical hurdle.

In Rajya Sabha, Congress listens; in Lok Sabha, it rants. India will decide which works
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

What we witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, during the farewell session to retiring members, especially in the way Prime Minister Modi spoke effusively about a lifelong Congress politician, Ghulam Nabi Azad, was the epitome of Indian political culture and our civilisational values.

Labour, farm Bills signal the end of inspector raj, freedom for farmers
Sat, Oct 03, 2020

In a matter of just a few weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved what five prime ministers before him could not attempt in over 25 years for multiple reasons — from lack to conviction to fear of political blowback.

The exile is over
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The bhoomi pujan at Ayodhya is not the culmination of a struggle but the beginning of a glorious new chapter in the unbroken chain of the oldest continuously living human civilisation

Uttar Pradesh is setting an example, dealing with pandemic with efficiency, firmness
Wed, May 27, 2020

It will be fascinating to watch how UP fares in general, and Adityanath in particular, in the coming months and years. If the response to the COVID-19 crisis is any barometer, we are in for exciting times.

By challenging status quo, PM Modi has made vested interests uncomfortable
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The status quo position of the Indian secular-liberal political class was that while Hindu personal laws would be regularly modernised, Muslim personal laws would be left alone.

First six months of Modi 2.0 showcase the PM’s vision for his second term
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The growth numbers of the last two quarters are certainly lower than the standards and expectations set by the Modi government, but he has unveiled some of the most ambitious economic liberalisation steps in almost three decades.

With removal of special status, Kashmir has finally become one with India
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

One need look no further than the generational impact of Article 370. It simply did not allow the people to people bond, to build and flourish.

Simultaneous polls are needed to address distortions in the electoral system
Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The renewed pitch for “One Nation One Election” if understood in terms of process improvement, or reforms, makes eminent sense.

The EVM excuse: Bogey of EVM switching is an outrageous attempt to deny public opinion
Thu, May 23, 2019

In the age of social media and screenshots, the public memory has been enhanced. They remember that Rahul Gandhi and his compatriots had raised a similar din just a few months ago and then happily accepted the results when it favoured them.

Congress manifesto offers patronage to poor, BJP aims to enable self-sufficiency
Tue, Apr 16, 2019

On the face of it, the Congress' Nyay scheme looks like a winner and a sure shot method to eliminate poverty. But, how does the party intend to fund this scheme?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: Decoding the gamble
Tue, Mar 19, 2019

The Priyanka Gandhi Vadra card has finally been played on the Congress front. It is strategically timed, a tacit admission of defeat by Congress ahead of the upcoming elections.

A new paradigm has emerged on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism
Wed, Mar 06, 2019

For 30 years, Indian decision makers were paralysed when it came to responding to terror emanating from Pakistan. India is perhaps the only country in the world which did not respond militarily when its Parliament was attacked and when its financial capital was brutalised.

Talking to the people
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Mann ki Baat has been a transformative experience in many ways.

Four Diwali gifts
Tue, Mar 19, 2019

India’s rise in ease of business rankings, and other reasons to celebrate