Blog: Dangerous For Akhilesh Yadav To Assume This About Muslims

Blog: Dangerous For Akhilesh Yadav To Assume This About Muslims

Sanket Upadhyay | Wednesday February 09, 2022

Muslims seem to welcome farm leader Rakesh Tikait's assertion that west UP will not fall for a Hindu-Muslim trap. At the same time, they doubt his credentials, given his history of openly supporting the BJP earlier.

Blog: As Western UP Votes, BJP's Fear Factor

Blog: As Western UP Votes, BJP's Fear Factor

IP Bajpai | Wednesday February 09, 2022

Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah has said, will decide the fate of the country. The first phase in UP's richest and most developed region, lying between the great rivers Ganga and Yamuna, could decide the fate of UP.

Excerpt: RSS Made It Clear It Would Not Play Second Fiddle To Any Party

Excerpt: RSS Made It Clear It Would Not Play Second Fiddle To Any Party

Bhupender Yadav, Ila Patnaik | Wednesday February 09, 2022

Exclusive excerpt from 'The Rise Of The BJP' by Bhupender Yadav and Ila Patnaik.

Opinion: PM's Speech Reveals Rahul Gandhi Got Under His Skin

Opinion: PM's Speech Reveals Rahul Gandhi Got Under His Skin

Ashutosh | Tuesday February 08, 2022

PM Modi's speech belies all expectations. He lost his cool, the tone and the tenor of his speech was "how dare you criticise me?" and he treated the Congress i.e. Opposition like filth.

Opinion: Digital Rupee Needs More Thought, Less Haste

Opinion: Digital Rupee Needs More Thought, Less Haste

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Tuesday February 08, 2022

India has surprised the payments world by announcing that its central bank will issue a digital currency as early as the coming financial year, a crucial decision that most other major economies are refusing to make in a hurry.

Opinion: How BJP Is Trying To Counter Farmer Anger In Western UP

Opinion: How BJP Is Trying To Counter Farmer Anger In Western UP

Saba Naqvi | Tuesday February 08, 2022

In the all-important bellwether state of Uttar Pradesh, the Opposition appears to have a better chance than was anticipated a few months ago.

Excerpt: Amit Shah Launched BJP's Biggest-Ever Expansion Campaign

Excerpt: Amit Shah Launched BJP's Biggest-Ever Expansion Campaign

Bhupender Yadav, Ila Patnaik | Monday February 07, 2022

Exclusive excerpt from 'The Rise Of The BJP' by Bhupender Yadav and Ila Patnaik.

Opinion: Infrastructure Investments As Growth Multipliers

Opinion: Infrastructure Investments As Growth Multipliers

Junaid K. Ahmad | Saturday February 05, 2022

Can infrastructure investments provide a strong stimulus for the Indian economy? The answer is a resounding but conditional yes - conditional on how the investments will be financed and spent.

Blog: 13 Reasons Why KCR Is Attacking PM Modi So Directly

Blog: 13 Reasons Why KCR Is Attacking PM Modi So Directly

Uma Sudhir | Thursday February 03, 2022

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao used to be someone the BJP could rely on - so why exactly has he suddenly gone ballistic?

Opinion: Reading Between The Lines Of Rahul Gandhi's Speech

Opinion: Reading Between The Lines Of Rahul Gandhi's Speech

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday February 03, 2022

Rahul Gandhi is hoping that by promoting the idea of India as a 'union of states', he can position the Congress as the central representative of regional elites.

Opinion: The Good News in India's Bleak Budget

Opinion: The Good News in India's Bleak Budget

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg Opinion | Thursday February 03, 2022

India's Union Budget is both a presentation of the national accounts and the only statement of government policy that we get all year. This year, the accounts made for worrying reading.

Opinion: Why Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget Is Risky

Opinion: Why Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget Is Risky

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Wednesday February 02, 2022

The pandemic has deepened inequality by boosting the profits and incomes of a tiny section of firms and households.

Opinion: An Insipid Budget That Nobody Will Remember

Opinion: An Insipid Budget That Nobody Will Remember

IP Bajpai | Tuesday February 01, 2022

For the average Anil, there was nothing. No tax relief, no change in tax rates and no suggestion that there would be some in the future.

Opinion: The Filmed Assault And Lynching Of A Young Mother In Delhi

Opinion: The Filmed Assault And Lynching Of A Young Mother In Delhi

Brinda Karat | Tuesday February 01, 2022

When we express our anguish, anger and horror at the Shahdara crime, we cannot forget that it is also a result of the normalization of such crimes by the horrific and the blood-soaked culture of mob lynching promoted by those in positions of power.

Hindutva Is Running Into Difficulties - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Hindutva Is Running Into Difficulties - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Tuesday February 01, 2022

The formula might work in some electoral contests. Or it might not. Signs suggest that splitting the Indian population from one another, and pointing to one segment as the source of all problems, is a policy now facing the law of diminishing appeal.