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Opposition leaders unite against India’s brewing farm crisis

Around 50,000 farmers from across India marched on the country’s national capital New Delhi on Friday, demanding loan waivers and more remunerative prices for their crops. The farmers’ march to the Parliament, under the aegis of a joint front of 2o8 organizations, has stirred up a political storm ahead of general elections in 2019. With Read more »

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How the Gandhi family destroyed Indian National Congress

As the news broke on Congress’ appointment of former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge as the leader of the party in Lok Sabha, I didn’t know what the perfect reaction to this piece of information was? Shall we laugh at the Gandhi family-controlled Indian National Congress (INC) or shall we cry for the fate of a Read more »

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Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi: Are the liberals in denial?

A few weeks ago, I was caught in a debate with three ‘liberal’ journalist friends on how the media should deal with this creature called Rahul Gandhi. With the advent of Narendra Modi, the liberals of our society are scared – or at least they claim to be. The devil incarnate himself will destroy the Read more »

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India’s regent Prime Minister

A slew of articles have appeared recently in foreign press, including Time Magazine, Foreign Affairs and The Economist, on the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s leadership abilities. After the departure of Pranab Mukherjee from the finance ministry, the PM has taken over his original job. He is credited for having fathered the economic liberalisation process in India as finance minister in the 1990s. However, somewhere between the criticism and counter-criticism and the rhetoric on good and bad economics, people seem to have missed the original reason for the mess in the Singh government. One of the first agencies to criticise the government was Standard and Poor’s (S&P), which pointed out 10 reasons for a possible downgrading of India’s credit ratings. Five of these reasons were clearly political: divided leadership, Sonia Gandhi holding no cabinet position, an unelected PM who has no political base, his limited influence over the cabinet, and the Congress party being divided on economic policies. Read more »

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