Unfortunately, the promise of the PM to double farmers' incomes requires more wholistic and long-term thinking on reforms for the agrarian sector, which continues to evade the election-oriented polity and status quoist bureaucracy in India.
While the central government dithers between hubris and disarray during the time of COVID-19, the saga of troubles for migrants continues.
China may be blamed for attempting to conceal news on the extent of the virus' spread in Wuhan but we were well aware of the perils by early January. One wonders why governments did not prepare for the possibility, if not the eventuality, of COVID-19 reaching our shores. India's tests and testing capabilities still remain very low. Unless we get lucky and find that th...
When will our politicians learn that if we keep dividing our society, we will ultimately divide our nation.
The political class now stands divided in two distinct groups, with the government and the opposition averse to the idea of allowing a discussion unless held on specific conditions.
The PM seems to have mastered the political packaging and timing too, given the recent years of economic hardship. But in the media-driven euphoria, the finer question on whether this will actually help in curbing black money still remains open.
Does the central government have the right to interfere in such matters of the state? And most importantly, have the principles of federalism been manipulated and threatened?
The government must refrain from announcing policy measures which do not reflect the interests of the people.
Aadhaar is the world's largest biometric database and the first online biometric-based identity system in the world.
The killing of Ishrat Jehan exemplifies the political rot that has pervaded our criminal judicial system.