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 […]

My Learnings from Demonetisation

Does the name of Mir Jafar ring a bell to you? Or the name of Jaichand? I suppose it does. The name “Jaichand” has become synonymous with the word “traitor” in Indian folklore and considered the reason for the success of the Islamic invasion of India. Mir Jafar’s betrayal of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah led to the […]

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 […]

Elections – How Rahul Gandhi lost India 2019

In an alliance, what do you expect a party with 2/3rd of the seats to do? Lead. Wrong. In Karnataka 2018, Congress got 78 seats and JD(S) got 37 seats. Yet, there shall not be any Congress CM, but only Deputy CM. Why? Because, more than winning himself, Rahul Gandhi wants to defeat Narendra Modi. […]

Elections – Win Gujarat 2017, Lose India 2019

Both, BJP and Congress, are campaigning hard for the Gujarat elections 2017. So hard that Narendra Modi has postponed the winter session of the parliament, Rahul Gandhi has been attending to so many of the temples, which he might not have done in his life-time till now. So, who will win and who will lose? […]