Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Congress

Not enough, boss

Since we do not have an insight into Rahul Gandhi’s mind yet, here is our list of what could possibly be called the three mistakes of his political life.

Still Mandal, still mandir

Mandir and Mandal are the last big ideas to alter our national power equations. Since then, nobody has been able to catch India’s imagination.

One dynasty dimming

The inability to counter or challenge the rise of new political dynasties is the Congress party's biggest failure.

First family, second nature

What is it about the Congress that the moment a member of the Gandhi family is attacked, it loses its political judgment, instinct, discretion? It ceases to respond like a political party.

The PC option

India's finance ministry is a den of vindictive incompetence. It needs a tough, unforgiving, sharp, no-nonsense & thick-skinned leader, and you'll find these features on Chidambaram's CV.

Shoot me, the messenger

While there is a lot of praise for the great work the media has done in busting corruption, fighting social evils & improving transparency and accountability, our arrogance has grown into hubris.

BJP, the lonely

UPA is sinking, but the BJP is adrift, having failed to reconfigure itself to a changing urban India.

They just didn’t get it

India has changed. It will vote for those who understand, respect and embrace this change with humility, not hubris.

Smirks that speak and a doctor with no prescription

Congress has a Very Angry Young Man, BJP has too many angry old men.

Blunder Janata Party

In its UP campaign, BJP has displayed all the weaknesses usually chronic to Congress: lack of a clear CM candidate, infighting, absence of a grassroots organisation & agenda.

On Camera


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.