I Refuse To Get Tested For COVID-19 In India

India has never been a country for the faint-hearted. With all the convoluted rules and regulations and the maze of the administrative procedures, it takes a miracle to lead a life away from the influence of the Government. After all, the omnipresent but spectacularly ineffective Government specializes in making life difficult as much as possible […]

Narendra Modi’s Governance is Abysmal

Narendra Modi’s popularity remains high as ever. The people abide by him, no matter what. His ideas are penned down by the critics but lapped up by the masses. He knows what drives the people and he knows how to get them going. He asks the electorate to endure (selective) pain for him, they do […]

Narendra Modi’s Response To Chinese Aggression: Blink & Retreat

20 Indian soldiers have died in combat with the Chinese army. The images of their dead bodies draped in the tri-colour are bound to boil the blood of any patriotic citizen. Every Indian wants to give a befitting reply to the Chinese. As the leader of the country, what would be Narendra Modi’s response to […]

FDI In India: Facts, Figures And Frauds

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a major source of economic development in India. Foreign companies make a beeline to invest in India to benefit from the ease in doing business, friendly environment, lower wages, huge market and so on. FDI keeps increasing year-on-year generating jobs and shows confidence in the India growth story. The above […]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Inequality In India, Only The Poor Dies

I read Ruchir Sharma’s The Rich Love India’s Lockdown. For the Poor It’s Another Story. published on May 30, 2020, in The New York Times. This narrative of coronavirus lockdown could not have been further from the truth. The article presents a linear account, easy to ascribe but not the reality. The gross inequality inherent […]

Why Blame Coronavirus? Why Not Our Political Leaders?

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc. Lives are at stake. The economy is in a tailspin. Stories of anxiety and misery abound. There is panic all-around. Our Prime Minister has addressed the country thrice, live, in less than a month. Narendra Modi reckons a war that Indians have to win against the invisible enemy. The Prime Minister […]

Why Is Narendra Modi So Keen To Lift The Coronavirus Lockdown?

The coronavirus cases, as on 24th March, was about 500+. Two weeks into the lockdown, the cases are now 5000+. Affected districts rose from 62 to 257. As against one district with 10+ cases, now 70 districts have 10+ cases. By all account, the intensity of coronavirus cases is increasing. Yet; the central Government has […]

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Coronavirus: India’s Half-baked Lockdown Will Yield Half-baked Results

India reported the first case of coronavirus on 30th January 2020. Even after seeing the fate of Wuhan and Italy in February, ravaged by the coronavirus, the Government of India kept dragging its feet. International flights continued bringing in coronavirus till 20th March. After dabbling with a Janta Curfew for a day, on a Sunday, […]

Janta Curfew Till India Is Coronavirus Free

India has been taking incremental steps to combat the coronavirus. On a daily basis, the Government has been announcing further measures to contain the disease. Seemingly, the Government is walking a fine line between ensuring that the situation does not spiral out of control and not creating a panic situation either. Janta Curfew is another […]

Interest Rate Cut: Narendra Modi Is Hurting His Voters

I have written about Why Narendra Modi Keeps Winning Elections In India. Seemingly, he has no weaknesses. He is hugely popular with the Indian electorate. The so-called failure of Narendra Modi – Demonetisation is not a failure to the voting public. Then, what is it that will ever hurt him? What could lead to his […]