Narendra Modi

Poaching for power in Puducherry

Poaching for power in Puducherry

February 22, 2021

Less than two months before Assembly elections are scheduled, the tiny union territory of Puducherry joins a long and ever-increasing list of state governments that have been toppled by the Bharatiya Janata Party ever since it won the Parliamentary elections in 2014. Ironically, ...

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Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

December 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Permanent Court of Arbitration based in the Netherlands awarded USD 1.2 billion plus costs and interest in damages to the British energy company Cairn Energy Plc in a tax dispute with the Indian government over retrospective application of tax. The case dates back t...

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On its 75th anniversary, UN missing from COVID19 action

On its 75th anniversary, UN missing from COVID19 action

September 29, 2020

Two years ago United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres flew into New Delhi to bestow the ‘Champions of the Earth’ award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had won it alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. In 2015, India and France had launched the Internationa...

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India-China Border Clashes: Outfoxed & cornered

India-China Border Clashes: Outfoxed & cornered

September 1, 2020

After a brief honeymoon with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently failed to read Jinping and has frequently been caught off-guard by the Chinese leader. After a hiatus of six weeks following the first bloody clash between Indian and Chinese ...

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Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

August 15, 2020

As India marks its 74th independence day, it is an occasion to see how far have we come since our ‘tryst with destiny’ began on that fateful day of August 15, 1947. For a nation ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 74 years of independence is not a lot of time. But in a rel...

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Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

August 12, 2020

Almost seven months after her efforts to win Democratic Party’s nomination for presidential election failed, Kamala Harris, a Person of Indian Origin (PIO), gets back into electoral fray as potential vice president on Democratic ticket. After weeks of deliberations, Democrats...

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Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2020

Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2020

August 2, 2020

Indian diaspora in US accounts for over 1.5 million registered voters. Little wonder then that both the Republicans and Democrats are wooing Indian Americans for November’s Presidential elections. In September last year, when over 50,000 Indians gathered for the hyped up Howdy ...

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Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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Donald Trump comes calling

Donald Trump comes calling

February 23, 2020

United States President Donald Trump’s visit is expected to be high on hype, but low on content. And that is not too bad for India.

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BJP’s 2019 report card

BJP’s 2019 report card

January 1, 2020

Starting the year with helping the marginalised and ending it with marginalising a sizeable section of society, here is why India would remember 2019 as a year of the marginalised.

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Crise politique sans fin au Maharashtra

Crise politique sans fin au Maharashtra

November 23, 2019

En raison d’un désaccord entre le Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) et le Shiv Sena sur l’attribution des postes d’un nouveau gouvernement de coalition, le Maharashtra se trouvait dans une impasse politique depuis un mois, mais alors qu’une alliance se profilait, coup de thé...

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Des mesures extrêmes contre la tricherie aux examens

Des mesures extrêmes contre la tricherie aux examens

November 6, 2019

Escalader les murs du lycée et soudoyer les surveillants d’examen pour passer des antisèches est monnaie courante en Inde, qui a connu une série de scandales de tricherie au cours des dernières années. Récemment, une photo d’une salle d’examen avec des ét...

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