Since the NDA/BJP government came to power, an atmosphere of extra legal censorship has become the prevailing norm where the majoritarian mainstream has been given an unbridled license to assault creativity.
On her 100th birthday anniversary, we ask experts: Is Modi the new Indira?
In taking risks, Modi has surpassed all other PMs, including Indira Gandhi, writes Sangit Ragi, professor at Delhi University.
In many ways, Narendra Modi is Indira Gandhi’s true political heir; he is supreme in the party and the government like her.
Indira Gandhi firmly maintained the Non-Aligned Movement, now we seem to be leaning far more towards America.
Indira Gandhi was pro-poor, while Narendra Modi bends in front of big corporate houses.
The fundamental difference between the two leaders has to do with their varied backgrounds and ideologies.
Anti-profiteering measures enshrined in the GST law round the circle by already providing an institutional mechanism to ensure that the full benefits of reduced tax rates flow through to the consumer.
The establishment of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAPA) can go a long way in ensuring that benefits of the GST are passed on to the consumers. However, the NAPA should not be used to harass traders.
The anti-profiteering body does have a good chance of becoming another bureaucratic layer which needs to be bribed to keep your restaurant/business running