Despite protests across India in recent weeks that have so severely damaged the Prime Minister’s image internationally, there is one reason why he continues to be India’s most credible leader. That reason is Rahul Gandhi.
We must tread carefully, protecting life and property, remaining neutral, acting strictly by the book, because one misstep will reverse the direction of protests.
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.
US defence secretary Harold Brown, who is visiting China this weekend, is expected among other things to discuss with Chinese leaders coordinated aid to Pakistan in the context of the Soviet move into Afghanistan.
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.
It is essential to the romance of Test cricket, cannot be dispensed with without hurting the game.
Deaths of children in government hospital must be a wake-up call, draw attention to state of public healthcare.
Escalation of Iran-US conflict could put entire Gulf region at risk. And with it, the already fragile global economy.
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.
In Maharashtra, between government and opposition, political repartee is a moving thing