Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Vikas

Lord Ravana mourns Aarey Forest and a ‘Vikas’-filled Dashami celebration

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

From vikas to garibi to anti-Congressism: the faltering Modi narrative

Modi can’t carry out an ‘anti-incumbency’ campaign against the Congress when he is the incumbent, he needs a new strategy for 2019. 

BJP talks of ‘vikas’ but we can’t see it, say Muslims in Kutch

Despite a significant Muslim population, BJP does not have a single Muslim candidate here, while Congress has one.

BJP’s counts on ‘vikas’ & Hindutva to wean Gujarat’s middle-class tribals from Congress

Amit Shah says the Congress gave the tribals kukada-bakra (hen and goats), but the BJP is giving them cows and buffaloes for dairy development.

Urban vote remains key to BJP’s electoral fortune in Gujarat

BJP’s urban vote share stood at 59.5 per cent, while Congress secured 32.8 per cent in 2012 polls; most voters vouch for development brought about by BJP govt.

As glitter of vikas fades, all BJP has left to woo middle class voters is ‘Gujarati pride’

The ‘vikas’ slogan that Gujarati voters so proudly embraced just a few years ago has been turned upside down during this campaign.

Talk Point: First-time voters have grown up enjoying fruits of Modi’s vikas-centric governance

The youth of Gujarat who are reaching the voting age of 18 for the first time in this election were 15-16 years old when the state voted overwhelmingly to make Modi the Prime Minister. Naturally, at that time, the Modi craze was very high.

Potholes are shaping the election rhetoric in Gujarat

This year the roads in Gujarat were in an unusually bad shape, and people stormed social media, the favourite platform of the BJP, to express their grievances.

Talk Point: Can Congress use caste to challenge BJP in Gujarat elections?

Ahead of the crucial Gujarat elections, the Congress party has been actively seeking out powerful leaders of different caste communities. Can Congress use caste to challenge BJP’s ‘Hindutva-Vikas’ in Gujarat elections?

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

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.