articles by MK Venu

Business

India worst performing market among EMs? The end of Modi bubble for foreign investors

Suddenly the FIIs, with a cumulative investment in Indian stocks of about $300 billion at market value, are looking at other emerging stock markets for returns and no longer treat India as the most preferred destination.

India

Farmer suicides: Modi's forceful land ordinance is only adding to their anxiety

Why does the BJP not realize that the farmers are psychologically damaged in the current climate and they do fear that the forcible land acquisition by the government will add to their woes?

Business

Kisaan Virodhi, PM Modi? Land Bill may be political suicide for government

The opposition parties are mounting a joint campaign against the BJP with the slogan ," Kisaan Virodhi, Narendra Modi".

Politics

Modi's tone-deaf defense of Land Bill undermines private right to property

Modi is quite isolated on the land ordinance and he knows that his direct communication with the farmers is his last bid to salvage whatever he could of the ordinance.

Politics

Jibes and tall claims: PM Modi's three-nation tour showed weakness not strength

PM Modi has been making too many claims, like he did in Germany and Canada, of bringing immediate transformation which appear to remain in the realm of wishful thinking.

Politics

Don't shoot the messenger: Modi should spare media, focus on work instead

The most interesting aspect of this rapidly changing narrative is only nine months ago Prime Minister Modi, a master of everything he surveyed electorally, had specifically devised his government's media strategy.

Politics

The long view on AAP: What history tells us about the great party rift

Kejriwal proved prophetic when he said things would not be the same when you put a movement like AAP in a formal party organizational structure.

Business

Time for hyperbole is over: Budget 2015 is Modi's chance to earn goodwill

Modi has squandered a lot of political capital over the past 9 months.

India

Vanzara gets bail: It's ethically and morally wrong to reinstate cops accused of fake encounters

What is important here is that there are police witnesses in these cases and the accused have now been placed in positions of power over them.

Politics

Pride and fall: Sorry BJP, the AAP win is indeed a verdict on Modi’s arrogance

Modi seemed to have been following Indira Gandhi's style in state assembly election after election. Delhi has put a stop to that.

Politics

Delhi polls 2015: AAP's rise shows Modi can't take his popularity for granted

Now the BJP is at pains to deny this reality after seeing the kind of momentum Kejriwal's campaign picked up over the past few weeks. BJP leaders admitted that Kejriwal had thrown them off guard.

Politics

Funding row: Sorry BJP, your donation pot is a whole lot blacker than AAP's

Modi's government is for the moment only interested in making insinuations for political gains. It has no interest in going to the roots of black money which funds elections.

Business

India-US CEO meet: Modi-Obama chemistry is fine, but PM must deliver

In short, the feedback Modi personally got was things hadn't changed much at the bureaucratic level over the last eight months. One CEO even spoke about the arrogance or apathy shown by some Central ministers.

India

Modi wins big with US nuclear deal, but what will Prez Obama want in return?

With the pressure on India growing everyday to contribute to carbon emission reduction, the US government thinks it can do big bilateral deals with India which will sustain a long term partnership.

Politics

Obama's a friend, but Sangh may deny Modi ease of doing business with the US

The US government has figured that Modi wants to do business with them in areas where India's contentious political economy does not come in the way.

Politics

Not just the RSS; aggressive Amit Shah may scuttle Modi's development agenda

It is now open secret that BJP President Amit Shah's unusually aggressive political play has angered regional leaders. It may further harm PM Modi's agenda.

Politics

Saffron rising: Will PM Modi be able to escape the RSS Chakravyuh?

The chief of RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, made a very significant observation last fortnight while addressing a gathering of Sadhus in the holy town of Haridwar.

Politics

The price of arrogance: How Amit Shah damaged PM Modi's governance agenda

The larger message for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is they are also products of the same political system which thrives on black money driven electoral politics.

India

Black Money karma: BJP has fallen into ditch it had dug for Congress

After making the much publicised election promise of bringing black money from abroad and revealing the names of the culprits "within 100 days of coming to power", the government is now running for cover, not knowing where to hide.