Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: 2002

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.

Why many Muslims in Gujarat publicly supported Modi’s BJP after 2002

One of the characteristics author Raheel Dhattiwala found common among many Muslim testimonies in Gujarat was self-blame.

Operation Parakram: The war that wasn’t but could have reined in Pakistan

‘Coercive diplomacy’ was a mere fig leaf to cover the strategic fiasco in 2002.

Rahul Gandhi will benefit from personal jibes just like Narendra Modi once did

The Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duopoly have made the same mistake as Congress

Why is everyone so worked up over the phrase ‘Sarkari Mussalman’?

Forget ‘Sarkari Mussalman’, there is no place for even a ‘good Muslim’ in India's current political climate.

If Rahul Gandhi can be cornered for 1984, why not Narendra Modi for 2002?

India’s well-meaning media wants Rahul Gandhi to improve, but don’t want Narendra Modi to even learn.

Talk Point: 21 per cent first-time voters in Gujarat are ‘extremely dissatisfied’ with state govt

Communal tension is not an issue even for 1% of the first-time voters of Gujarat in 2017 as unemployment and inflation remain top worries.

Talk Point: Rural Gujarat in 2002 was backward, bleak, and lacking in reliable electricity and water

The Gujarat model cannot be a model for the whole of India, but it can work at the state government level.

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.