Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicIndian politicians

Topic: Indian politicians

Not civil servants, engineers, or teachers, politicians always dine at poor Dalit homes

For violent casteists, the photos signal continued caste supremacy, for benevolent casteists, they signal a savior complex that preserves their moral superiority.

PM’s principal secy, 2 CMs, Union & state ministers, officials — key govt figures hit by Covid

3 Union ministers infected include MoS Home Nityanand Rai. Rajasthan CM Gehlot & Delhi CM Kejriwal also ill with Covid, as are many state ministers and MLAs.

Modi is the unreliable narrator of India. But there’s a little help from Salman Rushdie

A politician’s career is all about the narrative arc. But Modi’s 20 years of public service – from Gujarat CM to becoming the PM – doesn’t show one.

Congress vidhwa, napunsak, lucha-lafanga — Political attacks are now all about the personal

BJP leader Narayan Rane’s slap remarks is the latest unsavoury comment by a politician. But he is not alone — over the past 30 years, political discourse has taken a turn for the worse.

Amar Singh, controversial politician who hung out with the stars and helped save a govt

Amar Singh, who passed away Saturday, had made friends across party lines over his roughly three decades in politics.

These nine Indian politicians still don’t know how to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic

Wearing masks to protect against Covid-19 infection will be crucial to bring back public life. But politicians must first set a precedent.

Indian politics scripts modern-day Raag Darbari in Covid

If you thought India's leaders would rise above personal and political gains and people's miseries during Covid will change their behaviour, then you were mistaken.

Why coronavirus is making India’s politicians nervous

Old school leaders who believe in 'touch-and -feel politics' are faced with adapting to more tech-savvy ways of reaching voters in the Covid world.

Liquidate Lutyens’ Delhi. Give the immense wealth locked up there back to Covid-hit Indians

How much do Indians pay for the netas and babus who rule over them? A conservative estimate of the land value of Lutyens’ Delhi is around Rs 5 lakh crore.

India’s elite Socialism, Scindia’s non-AC Range Rover & the low income country trap

A unique brand of hypocritical, self-destructive socio-populism is our national ideology. It’s a game of who can look more socialist. Today, Modi tops everyone.

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Yogi Adityanath at Dalit homes. Dalit outreach is a farce

Not civil servants, engineers, or teachers, politicians always dine at poor Dalit homes

For violent casteists, the photos signal continued caste supremacy, for benevolent casteists, they signal a savior complex that preserves their moral superiority.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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