POLITICS

Agli Baar Kiski Sarkar

Agli-Baar-Kiski-Sarkar

At Delhi’s sprawling wedding market this peak season, none of the traders were issuing pucca bills: “Do we do business, or do we file GST?” The most audacious tax reform of India has thrown the ..

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Democracy Dreams

Democracy-Dreams

The young leader in a rousing speech spoke of the blanks in the Indian governance systems and brought in some fill-ins from foreign climes, and also some Indian examples of real people’s power, spea..

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Dignity-for-minorities

Dignity for minorities

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has kicked off a lot of schemes for the Muslims. His good work resulted in his promotion to the Cabinet rank. In conversation with Senior Editor, Sharad Gupta at the Parliamentarian Patna Conclave, Naqvi shared his views on minority appeasement... ...

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Yogi's maiden budget

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government on Tuesday presented Uttar Pradesh’s biggest-ever annual tax-free budget for Rs 3.84 lakh crore for 2017-18, accommodating Rs 36,000 crores for its much-touted election promise of waiving off 86 lakh farmers loans. It was 11 per cent more than the last budget of Akhilesh Ya...

aap-time-up

Aap’s time up?

The party that had once been the true hope of Indian youth has made several mistakes, and though it is now set on a course correction, it is still mired in some major problems...

Broadly-MESSED

Broadly messed

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has remained a mess ever since the Modi government took over, with especially the film certification and FTII issues raging on the centre stage...

Halley-Comet

Halley comet

He is that rare personage, Nitin Gadkari, who not just talks, often sharply, but walks the talk and produces results, and is appreciated even by the Opposition...

Prime-Mover

Prime-mover

The PMO is the ‘Monarch of all it Surveys’. For the ministers, it is surrealism all the way: they sign but don’t govern. Every file is created in the PMO and dittoed by even ‘powerful’ (sic) ministers like Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh. Here is where India is headed, if Modi has his way...

THE-UPPER-HAND

The upper hand

The current government’s irritation with the Rajya Sabha not being in its control and jacking legislative procedure brings out an old issue of the Upper House’s relevance...

TRUMPISM-HITS-A-SPEED-BREAKER

Trumpism - hits a speed-breaker

The rise of Trump and the far right was predicted by various authors and economists...

THE-SUN-AT-DUSK

The sun at dusk

Nothing could stop him once, no principles or scruples, but now the lion of Uttar Pradesh is into his twilight years, giving way to son Akhilesh...

TIPU-THE-REBAL-SULTAN

Tipu the rebal sultan

The spring-back from an ‘obedient’ son to a politico who could sack his own father from the party, UP CM Akhilesh may have surprised most, but the anger had been seething inside since his childhood...

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