Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: UPA

No good news please, we are the Congress

You see a Congressman today and you see a long face. At a public function, on a flight, in a seminar, or just one-to-one,...

United Regressive Alliance

We have seen governments in India lose their way early in their tenures. But to see one as politically strong as UPA-II be so adrift is a new, and unfamiliar, political phenomenon.

It’s not about 272

If this confidence vote becomes a seminal debate on India's foreign policy, just as the 1999 debate became a landmark one on secularism, some good would have come out of this crisis.

We need a UPA-NDA bus?

If the BJP's scandalously peevish staying away from VAT was bad, so was the Congress party's disinclination to expand the scope of the launch of the Kashmir bus.

UPA needs an MBA (Coalition)

Congress can legitimately claim it’s been too busy putting the government together, but it cannot carry on by giving an impression that the Left is being excluded, ignored or taken for granted.

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.