Here are are some key winners and losers at the end of 2019. But who will be at the top in New Year 2021 is anybody’s guess.
On the day he won a second term, Modi reiterated his slogan of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. He added Sabka Vishwas. Now is the moment for Sabka Vishwas.
Neeraj was born as Gopaldas Saxena, in the village of Puravali, in Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh, on 4 January 1925 and went onto to become one of the greatest Hindi poets of all genres of poetry.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) recognises the role that each nation has to play in ensuring that all human beings are given a chance to live a life of dignity.
We need a multilingual, multi-stakeholder awareness effort to ensure that every single Indian knows about the challenges of TB and where to seek treatment.
It is the ability to find a vocabulary — political, unapologetic and involving large numbers of women — that makes the current moment unique.
The immediate cause for suspecting the genuineness of survey responses is the divergence in the estimates of households with access to toilets.
India is, in fact, not offended by Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s “communalism”; it is offended by Faiz’s pluralist message in 2019.
Demarcating “Naga areas” from the rest will itself be a challenge because there are overlapping claims on territories. Manipur will take the form of three ethnic conclaves cohabiting out of necessity.
When agenda is written into law, the “wisdom” of not resisting won’t save you. When you are pushed to the wall, you can’t be pushed further. You must rise back.
We are not told what these “tasks” were but we do know that “the agitation helped local leaders of the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh and its student organisation, ABVP, to establish themselves in politics.” Wikipedia helpfully adds, “Narendra Modi was one of them”.
Last August’s tumultuous events and shifting alliances, which led to the dissolution of the Sixth Lok Sabha threw up three contenders for power — the Janata Party led by Jagjivan Ram, the Congress (I) led by Indira Gandhi and Charan Singh’s Lok Dal.
The unregulated use of private datasets in governance also has consequences for the people and communities who are being made more visible, or are being invisiblised, through the use of this data.
The most significant cost will be the hardship and suffering caused to genuine Indian citizens without adequate documentary proof of their citizenship.
In the historical context, we are justified in helping the persecuted minorities in the three countries but why do we have to mess with the spirit of our Constitution by bringing in religious identity for citizenship?
Our language is tainted and crippled by being pressed into the service of inhumanity.
A prime minister in the 1980s had famously said that of every rupee spent by the government, only 15 paise reached the intended beneficiaries. This statement symbolised the skew in emphasis on “policy” in favour of “implementation”.
What is going on these days seems tawdry in comparison. Will the Brexit debate be remembered 10 years hence when people discuss democracy? Or the impeachment of President Trump? And what about our own numerous enumerations, our inclusions and exclusions, national registers and citizenship bills, desi and immigrant?
It is evident that international collaborations in S&T innovation is not merely cosmetic. Today, it is a necessity. No nation alone has the capacity, infrastructure and human resources to address the massive challenges that the earth and mankind faces, threatening our very existence.
The Janata has gained in certain states since the nomination by the Congress-I of Sanjay Gandhi and some familiar Emergency faces for the forthcoming elections.