Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicIndian middle class

Topic: Indian middle class

Indians donated Rs 23,700 cr in 2020-21. Middle class gave most, faith groups got most, study says

'Beggars' got second-highest donations at Rs 12,900 crore, says study by global research firm Kantar and Ashoka University. Donations to non-religious groups came third.

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood’s ‘middle-class reformer’, making us swallow the hard pill

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood's Shri Shri of feel-good keywords — from 'jadu ki jhappi' to 'aall izz well'.

‘Wagle ki Duniya’, the lovable, comical hit DD show that captured 80’s Indian middle class

Based on characters originally created by noted cartoonist R.K. Laxman, the 13-episode show 'Wagle ki Duniya' aired on DD National from 1988-1990. A reboot of the show aired earlier this month.

Farmers’ protest shows Modi’s politics is caught between India’s two middle classes

The agricultural reforms push had all the features and sensibilities of Modi’s distinctive middle-class politics of aspiration. But he seems to have misjudged the popular mood.

Modi is now using India’s market size as a strategic weapon, like China has done for long

Self-reliance plan is hitting China where it hurts, while Trump has stood by India despite trade irritants & oil exporters have honoured Modi to keep him happy.

Dilemma of the Indian middle class — dependent on ‘didis’ but can’t welcome them too soon

Indian middle class fears for their safety during the Covid crisis but that is in conflict with their dependence on domestic workers.

Why India’s wealthy happily donate to god and govt but loathe helping needy and poor

Be it Amitabh Bachchan or Virat Kohli, India’s rich and famous are quick to lecture or follow PM Modi’s diktat. But selfless charity is missing among most Indians.

India’s rich are passing coronavirus to the poor, but not offering monetary help

Be it Akshay Kumar or Anurag Kashyap, Ambanis or Adanis, India's wealthy have yet to open their hearts, let alone their purse, in times of coronavirus.

Here’s how India’s middle class forces a Right-wing Modi govt to stay economically Left

Indian middle class’ fetish for a nanny state compels govt intervention in managing prices. This keeps both crony capitalists and voters happy.

Why India’s middle classes are Modi’s ‘Muslims’

PM Modi is transferring wealth from the middle class to the poor, because the middle class will anyway vote BJP for nationalism & dislike of Muslims.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.