Crony Capitalism In Modi Era


The federal bank said it had ‘warned’ other banks but decided to remain silent till the time when the apocalypse could no longer be pushed under PNB’s carpet..

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“You Aint Needed No More!”


Among the dozens of promises of Narendra Modi made during his frenetic campaign in 2014 was political reforms: cutting out big money, throwing out criminals… the usual blah blah. In end he decided t..

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Changed challenger!

It has been a silent metamorphosis that has shocked two persons the most, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, and people are likening it to the makeover by his grandmother, late Indira Gandhi. Is the Congress looking up under Rahul Gandhi?...


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 economy completely out of gear ...


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, speaking to Parliamentarian’s Editor-in-Chief, Tridib Raman...


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... ...


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’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

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

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...



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 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...

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