Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicPolitical legacy

Topic: political legacy

First US, now UK, democracies giving up on strongman leaders. Why it’s unthinkable in India

Democracies are restoring the dull but democratic powers of rules and institutions by dousing the passions that led to the rise of strongman leaders. India isn't there yet.

To beard or not to beard — Modi and Rahul Gandhi’s makeovers mirror their politics

World over, beards are sending messages about politicians like Trudeau and Beto O’Rourke. And Modi’s white beard and Rahul Gandhi’s clean-shaven look are no different.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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