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May 22, 2015 02:29 AM
For working India’s federal system, one has to go beyond brute parliamentary majorities and grapple with the multilevel government-opposition matrix, which is the architecture of Centre-State power-sharing Apart from the promise of providing a Con
May 22, 2015 02:15 AM
The thin veil that separates a strong decisive leader from an authoritarian strongman is fraying at the edges. That lone heckler from among Uttar Pradesh’s feisty MPs hasn’t triggered any muscle knot in his foot soldiers who are out to battl
May 22, 2015 02:04 AM
The Prime Minister is mostly absent in Parliament. When present, he is scornful of the system. On his first day, first show at Parliament House on May 20, 2014, Prime Minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi was a picture of humility. He was seemingly overwhel
May 21, 2015 03:40 PM
The final engagement of his three-day visit to China was a speech to the expatriate Indian community. Narendra Modi found himself marking a year as Prime Minister of India in neither his home state of Gujarat nor his current base of New Delhi – bu
May 21, 2015 02:39 AM
If Year One was about diplomacy, Year Two has to be about the economy. The world is waiting to see what India has to offer in real terms. At the end of a year of hectic diplomacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may well have come to the same conclusion th
May 21, 2015 02:28 AM
Can Modi get his mojo back in time for the September elections? On February 12, 2014, Gopal Prasad Yadav, a tea seller, was the most talked about man in Patna. Mr.Yadav, 42, had been chosen for a much-publicised video conference conversation — cha
May 21, 2015 02:20 AM
Big bang economic reform is politically risky for the BJP, whose first priority is to replace the Congress as India’s default party. In India, it is often argued that good economics is bad politics and bad economics is good politics. There is a pe
May 20, 2015 02:13 AM
India asks Pakistan to withdraw The Government of India has taken a serious view of the concentration of Pakistani troops along the border between India and East Pakistan and asked the Government of Pakistan immediately to withdraw its forces from the b
May 20, 2015 02:12 AM
The Chakravyuh in the Mahabharata was a seven-ringed, impenetrable battle formation. In his first year, the Prime Minister has successfully broken through two circles. But there are five more to go. Abhimanyu was in Shubhadra’s womb when he heard
May 20, 2015 02:04 AM
The more we use words like ‘saviour’ or ‘super hero’, the more we lose the language of democracy and dumb down the political discourse. To politicise the masses is not and cannot be to make a political speech. It means driving ho
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