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  • Blog: Priyanka Factor Should Worry Modi More Than The <i>Gathbandhan</i>
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    Will Priyanka generate enough of a groundswell to upset electoral equations in the state? And who will the Priyanka Factor dent, if at all? Will she eat into the upper-caste, better educated, more affluent urban vote share and cause problems for the BJP? Or will she take away a sizeable chunk of the Muslim vote and hit the SP-BSP combine?
    Blog
  • Opinion: First, Mulayam's "Only You, Modi"; Then, Rahul-Kejriwal Together
    Swati Chaturvedi
    In parliament, with a stunned Sonia Gandhi looking on, Mulayam Singh Yadav declared Narendra Modi his valentine, professing that he hopes Modi returns as Prime Minister.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: How Many Trumps Does It Take To Not Change A Lightbulb?
    The Washington Post
    Of all the counterproductive policy campaigns conservatives have waged in recent years, among the most irrational has been their war on the federal government's efforts to update the lightbulb. Swapping out all the old incandescent bulbs across the country would save an astonishing amount of energy, which would translate into big savings for consum...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: India Has Emerged As A Climate Champion, But Will It Lead?
    Laurence Tubiana
    India is at the higher end of the scale in terms of performance on reducing carbon emissions. It is implementing one of the most ambitious renewable energy programmes in the world, as a result of sustained leadership on large scale renewables deployment.
    Opinion
  • Blog: In 5-Hour Roadshow, Priyanka Was Silent - Not A Bad Move
    Sunetra Choudhury
    And so no one in the Congress is quite sure what to make of Priyanka Gandhi's silence during her much-hyped launch in Uttar Pradesh politics. Just like her Twitter account which stayed tweet-less although verified right from the start and gaining 116,000 followers in its first 24 hours, Ms Vadra wasn't heard at all through the UP roadshow on Monday...
    Blog
  • Opposition Rallies Against Modi Government At N Chandrababu Naidu's Fast
    Press Trust of India
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's daylong fast demanding special status for his state on Monday became a rallying point for various opposition leaders who visited the protest venue to back him and attack the central government.
    All India
  • Opinion: Priyanka And Congress Declare Strategy On Vadra. Over To BJP
    Swati Chaturvedi
    Portraying her controversial businessman husband, Robert Vadra, as a victim of "political vendetta" and backing him to the hilt is the high-risk strategy chosen by newly-minted Congress "neta" Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Liberals, Relax. Rahul Gandhi Isn't Getting UP All Wrong
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    It is precisely during big elections that parties galavanise their workers, increase contact with voters and fine-tune their electoral machinery. If the Congress goes it alone, it will not win many seats, but it will be able to put a vote-gathering structure in place. It is the only way for the party to survive in the long run, by establishing itse...
    Blog
  • Ruchir Sharma On The Key To Winning Elections In India
    Ruchir Sharma
    Exclusive excerpt from 'Democracy On The Road' by Ruchir Sharma
    Book Excerpt
  • Opinion: Modi Has Scored A Spectacular Own Goal In Bengal
    Swati Chaturvedi
    So while Banerjee has gained traction among the public, the cranky opposition is united, all that Modi has achieved by reducing politics to a zero sum game is the dilution of democracy and scoring a spectacular own goal in Bengal, where the BJP was emerging as the main opposition to Didi's Trinamool.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: With Sixth Budget, Government Has Made A Mockery Of Constitution
    Yashwant Sinha
    The interim Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal, rose to present the interim budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha on February 1, but in a 22-page budget speech spread over 105 minutes, he sought to present a full budget.
    Opinion
  • Blog: The Biggest Error That This Budget Made
    IP Bajpai
    Probably no previous Budget has tried to give so much to so many in such a short time. From farmers to drivers, domestics to handloom weavers, from the huge tribe of nomads to 3 crore middle class people, the budget has seemingly something for everyone.
    Blog
  • Opinion: The Budget Shows Modi's Confidence Of Retaining Power
    Dr R. Balashankar
    No other Prime Minister has ever tried to make a vote-on-account or interim budget his manifesto for the election he is going to face. The assurance, wide sweep and gravitas in the budget that the government has presented shows how confident Narendra Modi is about his return after the polls.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Fooling People One Last Time, Prime Minister Modi?
    Mihir Swarup Sharma
    For a government that does not care about propriety or about India's institutions, this is a win-win game. If their irresponsible budget mathematics and giveaways win them re-election, well of course they win. And if for some reason it doesn't work and they're voted out, the next government will have an impossible task - either they, unimaginably, ...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Relief For Stressed Companies - Is It Sufficient?
    Anil Talreja
    In May 2016, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) was enacted to tackle issues faced by sick companies in the context of insolvency and winding up.
    Opinion

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