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Jul 11, 2014

What we learned from Jaitley’s budget: Pre poll promises are hard to keep

The expectation was largely irrational to begin with. Many wanted whatever he and his party promised during its long election campaign to be reflected in the budget. #Arun Jaitley #Budget 2014 #Economy #election promises #India #Inflation #Politics #Union budget 2014 #UPA

Jul 8, 2014

Fatwa ruling: Why the uniform civil code debate is nonsensical

If the rulings of the shariats have no legal sanction, this applies to the rulings of khap panchayats too. For that matter, it applies to community judicial bodies of all religions in the country. #Fatwa ruling #Khap panchayats #shariats #Supreme Court #Uniforms civil code

Jul 5, 2014

Budget and reforms: Why Modi must keep economists at arm’s length

While setting the tone for the budget to be presented by his finance minister, Modi would be better off remembering that the shock treatment does not work when the existing structures and mindsets are not mature enough to withstand such treatment. #BJP #Budget #Budget 2014 #Economists #Economy #InMyOpinion #Modi #Narendra Modi #Reforms #UPA

Jun 30, 2014

Congress and the minorities: Why Antony gets the diagnosis wrong

Trust the Congress to misdiagnose its problems and settle for wrong remedies. The party has been in a state of intellectual confusion and the remark by AK Antony that its secular image has taken a beating as the party is perceived to be battling for minorities only is symptomatic of that. #AK Antony #Antony #Congress #minorities #Muslims #PoliticsDecoder #secular #Secularism

Jun 6, 2014

Aiyar taking on Shashi Tharoor shows his desperation to stay relevant

The Congress by allowing mindless criticism of Modi at this point can only make itself more unpopular. Worse, it provides proof that the leadership does not have the authority to restrain the loose canons from going off every now and then. #Congress #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mani Shankar Aiyar #PoliticalPlay #Shashi Tharoor #Sonia Gandhi #UPA

Jun 5, 2014

Don’t blame Akhilesh, Rahul; they are the victims of legacy

Both - Rahul and Akhilesh - carry the burden of legacy. Both are saddled with the unwelcome baggage of the past and are not strong enough to shake it off. #Akhilesh Yadav #Congress #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Narendra Modi #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Uttar Pradesh

Jun 4, 2014

Badaun gangrape: How Mulayam’s rise has boosted anti-Dalit violence

Lost in the outrage over the killings is the very specific and recent history of Yadav-Dalit relations in Uttar Pradesh, of which Badaun is just the latest symbol. #Akhilesh Yadav government #Badaun gangrapes #Badaun rape #caste conflict in Uttar Pradesh #Dalits #Mulayam Singh Yadav #UP #Yadavs in Uttar Pradesh

Jun 3, 2014

In good faith: Why PM Modi convinces us that he can walk the talk

Many UPA schemes were well-intentioned plans marred by execution in bad faith. From all his utterances it is clear that Modi has identified the trouble area and he is keen on going the extra mile to address it. #BJP #ConnectTheDots #consultative process #Land acquisition #NAC #Narendra Modi #NDA #NREGA #RTI #SEZs #UPA

May 29, 2014

Modi’s ‘tough talk’ with Nawaz Sharif is just media hype

Where Manmohan Singh discusses terrorism with Pakistan, he "raises the issue." When Modi does the same, the media calls it "talking tough." But why? #26/11 trial #bilateral meeting #India #Kashmir #Modi-Sharif talks #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #NDA #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Terrorism

May 29, 2014

Why Narendra Modi’s principal opposition now is AAP

There's no reason why AAP cannot expand to other states gradually given the quantum of goodwill and public sympathy it enjoys. #Aam Aadmi Party #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #RSS
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