Dear FMCs (Free Market Champions), there are 5 reasons why I - a "true" Sardar farmer - believe you have not understood (through no fault of yours) the essence of agriculture and the life of a Punjab farmer.
An interesting debate has raised its head this week. According to media reports, the anti-BJP camp is debating whether Sonia Gandhi can be replaced by Sharad Pawar as the chairperson of the UPA.
Exclusive excerpt from 'I Am No Messiah' by Sonu Sood.
Can a government that parades its democratic credentials endlessly oppose a demand that the people must be consulted before drastic and dramatic changes are imposed on them?
Their departure will increase our chances of rescuing what remains of the Republic from the ravages of Hindutva authoritarianism.
"Even God cannot save Tamil Nadu if Jayalalithaa comes back to power," were Rajinikanth's thundering words in 1996. That played a significant part in propelling the DMK-TMC alliance to power in Tamil Nadu that year, swaddling Jayalalithaa in ignominy. That was also the inception point of what became not just a state-wide but national fixation over guessing when the ac...
The third rail of Indian politics has always been agriculture. While the economy has been partly liberalized since opening up to the world in 1991, the process has largely bypassed the three-fifths of Indians who depend for their livelihoods, directly or indirectly, on farming.
The departure of leaders like Adhikari portrays Mamata Banerjee as a leader struggling to keep her flock together, unable to ward off the allure for her party members of the BJP. But if there is one thing she is known for, it is as a fighter. It would be foolhardy, at this juncture, to assume she is operating from a position of weakness.
We must welcome the deep structural reforms instituted by this strong government under the leadership of the Prime Minister.
While his concern for rightful protests is touching, using India's internal issue to further his own place in his nation's politics is unfortunate.
Justin Trudeau is of as much consequence as Justin Beiber. But the Indian responses to his statements have me worried.
Call it buyers' remorse. Those of us who thought that muscular leadership would revive India's dream of mimicking Chinese-style double-digit expansion are not just disappointed. For many of my generation, our long-cherished hope for a better, greater India is all but gone. We wanted to trade some of our democratic chaos for a little bit more growth. We ended up with l...
How to thwart the attempts of these sleeper cells is a special talent of the experienced leaders of the MVA government.
If you thought Hyderabad is hosting the political version of "Bigg Boss", I won't fault you. When it comes to threats, vitriol and taunts, the campaign for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election is giving the popular reality show a run for its money.
No election is too small to ignore. Not for the Modi-Shah version of the BJP. Each election is a chance to test, create or edge out allies. And to expand, expand, expand.