Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicModi speech

Topic: Modi speech

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.

Pakistan-China bashers to Ram bhakts, Modi delivers another I-Day speech for all, minus sparkle

PM Modi delivered his 7th Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort Saturday, focusing on India's Covid efforts and calling for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Modi announces Rs 20-lakh crore package to revive economy and a ‘new look’ lockdown 4

PM Modi said the package would be part of a movement for self-reliant India, and said rules for the new lockdown would be drawn up after consulting with states.

Global outreach, internal motivation: The crux of PM Modi’s Buddha Purnima speech

PM Modi once again projected India as ‘pharmacy of the world’, did some political messaging and tried to boost people’s morale in the fight against Covid-19.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.

Beyond speech, Modi must open govt purse for poorer Indians, businesses affected by COVID-19

I have extended my wholehearted support to Modi govt in its initiatives to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Now the Centre must take care of those affected financially: Shashi Tharoor

India-US ties not just between two govts, but people-centric: Read full text of Modi’s speech

Hailing President Trump's first visit to India, PM Modi said the trip plays a historic role in furthering India-US.

India-US ties no longer just another partnership: PM Modi at Namaste Trump

During his speech, the Prime Minister said that with President Trump's visit to India with his family, a new history is being created.

Kashmiris did hear Modi’s speech – no DTH or radio channel was shut in Jammu and Kashmir

There was also a near-immediate broadcast of PM’s address in Kashmiri, Dogri and Ladakhi on Radio Kashmir and AIR networks.

Why India’s opposition parties don’t have good orators

It is no coincidence that both BJP prime ministers, Vajpayee and Modi, have been good orators. The BJP puts a premium on public speaking.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.