DKODING ‘Modern Chanakya’ of India’s Political Battlefield

Leader of the masses, popular youth icon and a master strategist! With political acumen matching that of a historical legend, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma is Congress’ biggest loss and BJP’s biggest gain. What brings downfall of dynasties? Disregarding Genius. Publicly…

‘Make In India’ – Modi’s ‘Lion’ that refused to fly

Over four years since its grand launch, the Make in India programme has failed to live up to its grand promises. Does it need a re-think? HEADS UP: Make in India was launched as a path-breaking initiative under the Modi…

Newsline | ‘Mamata vs Centre’ – a zero sum game?

The ‘showdown’ between Mamata Banerjee and the Modi government does not bode well for India’s federal polity, and needs to be de-escalated on priority. The Kolkata police detained eight CBI officials who had gone to question police commissioner Rajeev Kumar.…

Newsline | Budget 2019 – Will this blockbuster trailer fetch ‘box office’ gold?

The Modi government has announced some major incentives for voters at the cost of continued fiscal slippage. But will it provide BJP the expected electoral dividends? The Modi government presented the sixth budget in its five-year term on February 1.…

Newsline | Will Priyanka Gandhi test Modi in 2019?

Priyanka Gandhi has formally announced her entry in active Indian politics. This can have major repercussions for the upcoming general elections and beyond. Priyanka Gandhi has been appointed by the Congress as General Secretary, Uttar Pradesh (East) The announcement marks…

Did MS Dhoni’s slow half-century cost India the Sydney ODI vs Australia?

Wicketkeeper-batsman was unlucky as the ball that trapped him in front, had pitched outside the line of the leg stump but the former skipper consumed too many deliveries during a 137-run stand with Rohit Sharma Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on…

BJP and Narendra Modi ‘दोनों हैं संविधान विरोधी’ – Randeep Surjewala

Randeep Singh Surjewala addressed the media outside Parliament today. श्री रणदीप सिंह सुरजेवाला ने पत्रकारों को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि सीबीआई डॉयरेक्टर को बहाल करने का सुप्रीम कोर्ट का फैसला मोदी सरकार की नीतियों व निर्णयों पर करारा तमाचा…

s’HAL’low truth or ‘plane’ lie?

Even if Ms Sitharaman did not lie in Parliament, can she explain how HAL has been allowed to reach such a financially perilous position? The controversy over the Rafale deal has seen heavy sparring between the BJP and the Congress…

With investments in a tailspin, Is Modi in Need of a ‘Doosra’?

Investments in the Indian economy have hit a 14-year low in the quarter ending December, making it harder for the Modi government to fight elections on the plank of performance. There is bad news for the Modi government on the…

Congress on Augusta Westland, Is it too less too late?

December 31, 2018 Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony, MP and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressed the media at Parliament House, today. Shri A.K. Antony said- As a former Defence Minister, I had made a suo-moto statement in 2015 about Agusta Westland. I placed all…