Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicPramod Mahajan

Topic: Pramod Mahajan

Pramod Mahajan, BJP’s master strategist and troubleshooter before Amit Shah

Pramod Mahajan was the brain behind the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra and was believed to be the only person Bal Thackeray trusted in the party

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.

Devendra Fadnavis is the Pramod Mahajan of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance 2.0, almost

Devendra Fadnavis has emerged as the troubleshooter of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, his handling of tensions reminiscent of Pramod Mahajan for many.

On Camera

YourTurn

Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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