Modi government prioritising electoral politics over economic prudence through decisions on free grains, fuel tax and monetary policy is troubling. The pandemic-hit economy is still struggling to recover. Global headwinds triggered by geopolitical uncertainties are making recovery even more challenging. The economy should trump elections, not the other way round.
Amit Shah’s visit to J&K has a clear signal: voices in Kashmir aren’t the only one that matter
Home Minister Amit Shah’s J&K visit has spotlighted marginalised communities, seeking to inject fluidity in an atrophied polity ahead of legislative elections. Promises of reservations for Pahadi-speakers — in addition to Gujjar and Bakarwal tribespeople — won’t please all. The signal is clear, though: Valley’s voices aren’t the only one that matter.
Outrage over Muslims attending garba events needless. Living in religious silos will hurt India
The outrage from members of both communities over Muslims attending Hindu garba events is what India doesn’t need right now. Casual interfaith intermingling around Eid, Diwali, Dushera, Christmas is the way to go. Communities living in religious silos will hurt the India Story in the 21st century phase of nation-building.