Losing State elections 2018 can be a master stroke for Narendra Modi in winning India 2019

BJP has lost elections 2018 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The national media is hyper-active theorizing that Narendra Modi wave has ended, Modi magic does not work anymore, Amit Shah has lost his touch, Amit Shah does not know the electoral pulse anymore and so on. Congress has won elections 2018 in Rajasthan, Madhya […]

Mitticool: The success story needs to continue

Mansukhbhai Prajapati of Mitticool is a case-study of what a man with vision, mission and ignition can achieve in real life. Starting with not even humble roots, Mansukhbhai Prajapati is now the extraordinary entrepreneur, the true grass-roots innovator, the real son of the soil. Mitticool is backed by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Gujarat Grassroots Innovations […]

Ayushman Bharat Execution: Nothing Adds Up

I have failed to identify the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. The government is surely proceeding nonetheless. Now, I wanted to understand what and how will the government benefit the non-existent beneficiaries. I looked at some of the execution details for Ayushman Bharat and came up with some basic queries: Why Ayushman Bharat is not for the […]

Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries: Do They Exist

Ayushman Bharat has been launched with big fanfare. It is being touted as the game-changer for the Narendra Modi government. Ayushman Bharat aims to provide health insurance to 10 Cr families. It is deemed as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme covering around 50 Cr beneficiaries.┬áIt will target rural families and identified occupational category of […]

5 things that define India’s Youth

I am sure that each one of us has come across a tribute to the Young Indians. We have read that India is home to the world’s largest youth population and how it is going to re-shape the world. We know that India has the demographic dividend in her favour by having the youngest and […]

Legislative Assembly in India: Dysfunctional Democracy

I read an article in The Hindu dated 7th September titled “First Assembly sat for more than 500 hours“. The article was in reference to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly which was dissolved 8 months ahead of the tenure. The article was not front-page news; rather it was published on page 5. There were hardly […]

Lodha Committee Report and Indian Politics

There were allegations of betting and match-fixing in the IPL and allegations of corruption in some State associations. None of the office-bearers of BCCI or Government of India was interested in any enquiry in these allegations. Supreme Court of India stepped in and set up Lodha Committee to improve the governance of BCCI and to […]

Simultaneous Elections in India: A Needless Debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started advocating simultaneous elections in India. Needless to say, his party, BJP, is toeing the line. Their line of argument is that the country is perpetually in election mode, resulting in a lack of adequate focus on governance. The second point is that successive elections lead to extra expenditure. Other […]

Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario II

This is the second part of Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario. For the first part, click here. IITs are world-class Institutions I have always read and heard that IITs are world-class Institutes and IIT graduates dominate the world. So, when I got to know that IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay will take 10 years […]

Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario

The Government of India has declared 6 Institutes as Institutions of Eminence for targeting entry into Top 500 University Rankings in the world in the next 10 years. There has been much debate and discussion about Jio Institute being given the tag, as it is yet to start. I feel that it is not just […]