It is tough to overlook that India's tough position underpins PM Modi's populist agenda to appeal to not just Indian population, but also to the developing economies of Africa and Asia that have recently come under the focus of India's foreign policy.
Political Analyst working with Indian National Congress
Pawan Khera, Political Analyst working with Indian National Congress
There are elections in critical states next year. The results of Bihar offer this one last chance for Narendra Modi to pull his government out of the clutches of the RSS.
08/11/2015 4:23 PM IST
The elections in Bihar witnessed unprecedented attempts by none other than the Prime Minister to polarise the entire country to win a state. Never before has a Prime Minister addressed 30 rallies for an election just in one state. Never before has a Prime Minister so unabashedly declared his intent to ensure the benefit of reservations do not reach "a particular community". Never before has positive affirmation been so negatively used.
06/11/2015 1:50 PM IST
An organization that inculcates and thrives on pulp patriotism and spreads meaningless notions of cultural supremacy cannot be entrusted with guiding those who govern India. And those who govern India derive their world view and vision from this organization.
23/10/2015 9:49 AM IST
"If an entire nation of 300 million took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts," said Gandhi. The proposed Land Acquisition Bill of the Modi government is the first step to turn these words of dire warning into a prophecy.
06/03/2015 11:44 AM IST
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