Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: UPA-2

Why India appears strangely silent on sky-high fuel prices

Before 2014, fuel price hike used to outrage the public. Today, nobody seems to care. The difference tells you a lot about what appears to be ‘public opinion’.

Modi-Shah regime not same as UPA-II. Slide in popularity rating isn’t its tipping point

The Mood of the Nation survey shows Indians aren’t as convinced by BJP’s majoritarian policies and are worried about economy. But it's not beginning of end.

Today’s bad loans crisis has its roots in the ‘fixerpreneurship’ that thrived under UPA-2

Fixerpreneurs rose under UPA-2. They got listed on the stock markets in boom times, and kept leveraging their balance sheets as if the train will never stop.

The Great Indian Hijack

It began with the NAC, and now five characters in fancy dress have brought the govt to bended knee.

Modi admits failure when he compares himself to UPA-2 and not his own 2014 promises

Keeping 2019 in mind, Narendra Modi wants India to forget the tall promises of 2014.

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.

Or else, Modi

The Congress cannot win a third term just by scaring us all of Modi. Because 2014 is a far cry from 1984. And because we are not scared of Modi, even those who won’t vote for him.

His moral Highness

The PM’s oath of office has an implicit responsibility to protect the preeminent decision-making authority of that office. So it is difficult to watch how Manmohan Singh is going down in history as somebody who so damaged it.

Current accountability deficit

It is unlikely that history will easily overlook or forget that the Indian growth story collapsed so dramatically under UPA-2's leadership.

Scared witless

The weak and perennially nervous UPA-2 government has often let mere incidents and talking-head outrage panic itself into policy disasters.

On Camera


The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

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.