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Modi is actually Chandrababu Naidu 2.0

Even as they speak about ease-of-doing-business and reforms, both Naidu and Modi are now pursuing populist measures.

For the 2019 polls, Modi has revealed his hand – it’s welfare

The Modi government has realised the futility of the perception of cozying up to corporates at the cost of the poor very early in its tenure.

Tripura is the Waterloo of the Left movement in the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on the North East is a springboard for his Look East-Act East outreach.

BJP’s victory in Tripura will force Left to rethink its alliance with Congress for 2019

National attention was focused on Tripura because the Left was engaged in a direct fight with the Right.

What polls in the northeast taught us: Left is dying, Congress dozing, BJP is deft

BJP has much to celebrate. But it shouldn’t over-interpret these small victories as the real test will come in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Tripura shows us why the BJP could win 2019 without delivering ‘Achhe Din’

The BJP as a political party in India today is what the Left in Bengal and Tripura were, a party without opposition, capturing all spaces,leaders, issues.

Tripura fell to BJP because the Left failed to understand what people wanted

Widespread corruption plagued the Tripura under the government led by Manik Sarkar, who is otherwise known for his clean image.

Rescuing public banks could be very costly. The Modi govt must reduce its stake in them

The one sector where there is still a sense of crisis is banking, but the government has regrettably set its face against privatisation.

GDP numbers have brought cheer, but Indian economy needs a more even path to growth

Growing CAD, weak bank deposit growth, and fiscal deficit surpassing estimates cause for worry.

Modi’s northeastern hats haven’t stopped the rest of India from using terms like ‘chinky’

Coming on the heels of Justin Trudeau’s Kissa Kurta Ka tour of India, Modi’s hats do raise some questions about when it’s a tribute to a culture and when it’s simply playing tourist-tourist.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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