Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicNarendra Modi

Topic: Narendra Modi

Making sense of Xi slap

Timed perfectly with Xi’s arrival in Ahmedabad was that of nearly a 1,000 PLA soldiers in Ladakh’s Chumar area. There is a pattern to China’s actions: it is testing India’s resolve.

Getting his foreign policy right

Modi has already shown he is different in the way he cancelled talks with Pakistan, just because its high commissioner met Hurriyat leaders, till now a routine and passing blip on media radar.

Pracharak Modi: True to his mask

The mask and the real face are exactly the same, physically as well as metaphorically. To that extent, Modi is genuinely a leader of the nationalist Hindu Right.

Talk less

After winning such a clear, affirmative verdict, the last thing PM Modi needs is to fritter away his freshly earned political capital with needless and irrelevant controversy.

156-inch heart

By giving himself an opportunity to feature on an international stage, Modi can relaunch himself as a big-hearted moderate, switching from electoral campaign to governance mode.

Modi: Your time starts now

Modi has run a brilliant and single-minded campaign. People have gifted him the power to change history, to mould it in his image and he needs to handle this very carefully.

Anticipating India

A selection of the pieces from the book (HarperCollins Publishers India and Express Book Series) that foreshadowed the big changes.

When Mary Kom stares down at Narendra Modi

Writings on the wall is a metaphor that emerged from travels across India, particularly, but not necessarily, during elections (for earlier writings, see,...

After May 16

Bid goodbye to the way things have been in India's politics. Whatever his tally finally, Narenda Modi will have risen as India’s preeminent political personality.

Help us imagine, Rahulji

Shekhar Gupta argues that for a rapidly declining and self-destructive Congress to rejuvenate, change should first come from the top, i,.e., the Gandhi family.

On Camera


A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.