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Yogi as CM: Portents for Politics in India

April 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm in Politics

The spectacular victory of BJP in UP Assembly poll was capped by choosing of Adityanath Yogi as the Chief Minister of UP. He had not contested for the Assembly nor was he projected as the Chief Minister by BJP before polls. Why so many eyebrows have been raised…

Demonetization: Assault on the People | Ram Puniyani

December 12, 2016 - 7:55 pm in Economics

The month old gamble of Mr. Modi (November 2016) has put the whole country in an unprecedented chaos. The demonetization of 86.4% of the circulating currency…

Is there an undeclared Emergency Today?

November 18, 2016 - 1:21 pm in Governance

The decision to put a one day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop the broadcast. The…

‘Swachh Bharat without ‘untouchability and caste disrimination’

August 8, 2016 - 1:06 pm in Governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is 'honouring' a safai karmachari from Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for his 'commitment' to the duty. NDTV's Uma Sudhir reported that the said 'civic worker' always come before time and has not taken leave for a single day even…

Two Years of Modi Sarkar- Broken Promises: Sectarian Agenda

June 2, 2016 - 12:10 pm in Governance

The performance of the Modi Government during last two years has to be seen in the light of the promises made in the electoral campaign and on the barometer of values of Indian Constitution of pluralism and diversity. Acche din had become a buzzword, black…

Modi Sarkar: Unfolding of Hindutva Agenda

May 10, 2016 - 8:46 pm in Politics

Modi came to power with a bang. Riding on the support of the Corporate World, the RSS combine, the media blitz and the promises of sky; he managed to get 31% of votes and 262 seats in the Lok Sabha. This is the first time BJP  managed a simple majority…

Tale of two NDA governments

March 17, 2016 - 1:43 pm in Society

The NDA 1 was led by P.M.Bajpayee. He was also a Sanghi like Modi. They both have a shared ideology and goal. Bajpayee was a committed RSS man and went to the extent of splitting the Janta Party when it was proposed that the members of the Janta Party should…

The Fall of Tinsel God

November 16, 2015 - 4:36 pm in Politics

How mighty have fallen fits in completely with the rout of B.J.P0. in recently held elections to Bihar Assembly. To any analyst it looked that it was going to be close fight – it is no hidden secret that progressive forces in the country like academics,…

Bihar Elections – Insights and Perspectives

November 10, 2015 - 2:02 pm in Elections

The Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav registered a landslide victory over the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. As the Grand Alliance won with two-third majority, one cannot dismiss that BJP,…

Open letter to Prime Minister Modi from Medha Patkar

August 9, 2015 - 7:40 pm in Rights

9th August, 2015 On the fourth day of the Jeevan Adhikar-Sanghrash Yatra, Narmada valley reverberated with the slogan “Modi-Shivraj Go Back” – “Hamare Gaon me Hamaara Raj, Vaapis Jao Modi Shivraj”. The slogan coincided with the Shaheed Divas and…