Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicNarendra Modi

Topic: Narendra Modi

Hindutva to Hindutva-plus

Mr Modi has changed the politics of Hindu grievance to that of Hindu resurgence, from soft secularism to hard nationalism.

The race to demonetise Modi

Demonetisation is Modi’s make-or-break gambit for 2019. Opposition leaders see a vulnerability and won’t gift pre-eminence to Congress.

The WhatsApp governance

After sharp shifts on strategic policies, demonetisation without data, debate, de-risking or war gaming marks Mr Modi's governing style.

End of history, beginning of history

India's declared strikes have questioned the sanctity of the LoC, raised the nuclear threshold and redefined strategic restraint

Modi’s NAM – A New Alignment Movement

Modi has debunked uncontested old wisdom that foreign and strategic policy must follow broad national consensus despite change in governments.

Modi’s talent account deficit

A big-hearted leader finds talent wherever available and packs his team with it. Narendra Modi is yet to do this.

Hypocrisies of history

Modi, powered by 282, relative youth and an uncluttered mind, has completed the post-Cold War correction in foreign policy begun by Narasimha Rao.

Budget 2016 shows Modi is a reformer in retreat

The loss in Bihar has forced a change in NDA's market positioning.

I, me, myself, to the power of three

The political price of Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal referring to themselves third person.

Narendra Modi – candidate to PM

Why the prime minister's legacy will depend on how he governs, not the number of state elections he fights as personality contests.

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.