This week, it will be a month since the Prime Minister made that dramatic November 8 demonetisation announcement. The decision to devalue Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, and the execution of the process of exchanging them for new notes, has proved to be a fiasco.
Ironically, India is attempting to become a global manufacturing hub precisely at the moment that the global north wants to "bring jobs back." The unravelling of hyperglobalisation will only push our manufacturing dream further away.
The recent civic polls and by-election results in Maharashtra and Gujarat reaffirm that the Prime Minister's support has not been dented by the cash crunch and the opposition has erred badly in reading the public mood.
With Nagrota comes the realization that the collusion of terror between the Pakistani "deep state" (the army and the ISI) and anti-India jihadist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed operating inside Pakistan is too deep for it to be dismantled by an occasional terror strike under the cover of night and for the purpose of soothi...
Dear Zindagi, What can I say? Life really sucks! I mean, I know I am awesome in the movie. But that's because I am awesome, period! All of India is in love with me. Kaira or Alia...same-same, and not all that different.
When Sartaj Aziz is brushed aside by India at Amritsar, Pakistan will win a few brownie points internationally; Modi will secure the same domestically on the eve of the upcoming UP and Punjab elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi projects a stern, unbending public image. But the strain of leading the most dramatic and disruptive political change introduced in India for a generation seems to be getting even to him.
The Honourable PM in making the announcement himself in his original Aaj Kuch Toofani Kartey Hai style, put in the shade Salman Khan, the King of Bollywood and archetypal Bad Boy. Step back, Chulbul Pandey -I will show you how to really hunt down black bucks!