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Narendra Modi

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is India's new PM Narendra Modi avoiding the media? Two months after leading his party to a historic victory in May's general election, Modi has preferred social media over India's thriving mainstream press - hundreds of newspapers and 275 news channels - to communicate to the people, writes Shantanu Guha Ray, a Delhi-based senior...

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Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

SAINTS are the exception. Anyone else in the writing business, including those of us at the nether end of the business, can rarely resist the temptations of glory. The danger is obvious: vainglory, that purgatory space where imagination outstrips the boundaries of reality and ego functions on the basis of what we imagine we...

Reward for Amit Shah

IN electing Amit Shah as its president, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have lost sight of its special responsibilities as a ruling party at the Centre. There are many sides to Mr. Shah, but the BJP Central Parliamentary Board chose not to look beyond his organisational skills, and his success as the political strategist for Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. An accused in the case of the extrajudicial killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati,...

AWAKENING INDIA

Modi's hypocrisy

ACCORDING to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's supporters, his overwhelming victory in India's general elections was a sweeping repudiation of everything for which the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, led by the Indian National Congress, stood. Will Modi live up to voters' expectations? There has certainly been a lot of hype. Modi, it was claimed during the election campaign, would reverse the UPA's “poor governance” and “policy paralysis,” introducing a radically new approach, based on his corporatist “Gujarat development model.”...

BJP's Mr. Dependable Amit Shah faces litmus test

FROM the moment his name was floated as a candidate for BJP president, it was all over bar the shouting. With Amitbhai Anilchandra Shah's elevation to the highest party post, the BJP looks more impregnable than ever before. The choice of Mr. Shah signals a change in dynamics within the party. We have seen various permutations and combinations of the party chief-prime minister equation. In the earlier NDA, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the boss, the party chiefs were lightweights....

BETWEEN THE LINES

Modi's 50 days in office

IF the first 50-odd days of rule by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are any guide, it is the rightist government which has taken over India. The Nehruvian ideology which tilts towards left has been jettisoned. Once again, free enterprise and unencumbered trade will motivate people. This is a turnaround from the policies that have guided the nation so far. The public sector will shrink and the rich will expand their area of influence and operation. This is a logical consequence...

New 'Republics' under Modi, Sisi, Poroshenko

DURING the month of May 2014 there were three rather important elections in three regions of the world. In South Asia, Narendra Modi was declared the winner in the Indian Lok Sabha election on May 16. In Europe, on May 25, Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko as their new president. And in the Middle East, Egyptians elected General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as their new president on May 27. Since independence, Nehru's 'democratic paradigm' (first Indian republic?) was based on some broad...

India to provide 4 free vaccines, including rotavirus

India to provide 4 free vaccines, including rotavirus

India will provide four new vaccines free of cost to its citizens as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. They include one for rotavirus, which kills thousands of children a year. The disease causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea. It spreads via contaminated hands and surfaces, and...

Will India's social development stagnate under Modi?

Will India's social development stagnate under Modi?

INDIA under Modi faces a difficult development agenda. Despite significant economic growth from 1990 to 2010, progress on key Millennium Development Goals (MDG), particularly those in the areas of education and health, has been lacking. The country lacks social infrastructure such as toilets and schools. In Modi, Indians have chosen a leader who...

I don't think many Bangladeshis go to India, they are doing quite well here

I don't think many Bangladeshis go to India, they are doing quite well here

Khaleda Zia, former Bangladesh PM and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, met India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last week in Dhaka. In an exclusive interview at her office Sunday, she spoke of her expectations of the Narendra Modi government, her thoughts on the previous UPA government, and politics in Bangladesh. How was your meeting...

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