Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: election

From 1998 to 2018: How Congress is going downhill in Nagaland

NSCN’s poll boycott call ‘helped’ Congress sweep 53 seats in 1998; the grand old party is fielding only 18 candidates this time.

In Davos, Modi said protectionism is terrorism. Jaitley shows he didn’t mean it

An election Budget is usually marked by fiscal profligacy to voter-friendly finance schemes. But this government is confident about selling empty promises.

Media coverage of Gujarat elections raises questions of credibility

The media is less into fact-finding, as reporting has got fused with commentary. So you choose both your opinions as well as your facts.

21 new faces in BJP’s first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat

New candidates include six Congress MLAs who recently switched sides; IPS officer P.C. Baranda and top businessman Dhanjibhai Patel are among those given tickets.

The Modi School of Marketing

In Gujarat, his consumer, the voter, needs pride, self-esteem. He is delivering it through his product: economic success. The Congress has no real counter offer.

Borderline headline

Things are slipping in the Northeast. The Centre needs to build a larger team and back it with political clout. However, the larger Pakistan issue is a little more complex.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
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.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.