Budget 2019: A poll vault

IMG_20190202_224507Critics of Congress’s ‘populism’, the NDA takes a somersault and promises flamboyant spending programmes, keeping an eye on general elections 2019

Where are the jobs, Prime Minister?


NSSO’s leaked data show the devil is clearly in the detail. India is staring at a mammoth employment crisis thanks to Modi government’s outlandish policies. 

This is reservation of the wrong kind

Indian_Parliament_Building_Delhi_India_(3)Reservation for the economically weak is an idea whose time hasn’t come in India. For now, it will jeopardize an already emaciated system of social justice

The troubled legacy of George Fernandes

images (14)-01His working class heroics are not enough to offset the compromises Fernandes later made in order to cling to power. He betrayed the working class by joining hands with the right wing and blaming the Congress for his fall from grace sounds silly

Why BJP likes Pranab Mukherjee

Why BJP likes Pranab Mukherjee

A non-Gandhi Congress leader, someone who praised the RSS founder a great son of India, Mukherjee, a Bengali, ticks all columns of BJP’s ‘pick Congressmen strategy’

The unmaking of a liberal

The unmaking of a liberal

When it comes to matters concerning the Hindu faith, Shashi Tharoor, a self-proclaimed liberal,  seems to be taking the path of the Hindu Right

Modi’s war on e-commerce?

n13 amazonThe new diktats, which may cause headache for Amazon and Walmart in India, also expose the hypocrisy in the Centre’s approach to FDI 

Decoding state elections 2018

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Rahul Gandhi has arrived as a mass leader. And the BJP stares at the threat of an unceremonious departure in 2019