Modi’s Report Card, Subject: Economics

The general elections are a mere two months away, and parties everywhere are getting ready to battle it out in the biggest contest in India. These elections are largely going to be a vote on PM Modi's policies and whether he deserves a second term; or whether he gets booted out. And since someone needs … Continue reading Modi’s Report Card, Subject: Economics

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Sabarimala: Patriarchy Or Tradition?

The Sabarimala conflict has grabbed the nation's attention ever since the Supreme Court lifted the restriction of entry to women between the ages of 10 to 50 (the menstrual age). Day after day it has been on the headlines, with the story unfolding rapidly and spiraling out of control. Many an article has been penned … Continue reading Sabarimala: Patriarchy Or Tradition?

Watch On Democracy: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Telangana, And Mizoram

So the results are out for all to see, and there are several things to talk about, but I'll do that later. Let's dissect it statewise now. If you know the results, just skip ahead to my analysis. Also, I wrote another post before the elections, looking at opinion polling. This will be a followup … Continue reading Watch On Democracy: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Telangana, And Mizoram

Watch On Democracy: Chhattisgarh, M.P., Rajasthan, Mizoram, Telangana

Sorry it's been so long since I last wrote. I won't try to make excuses, but now that I am back, let's jump straight into the title. And there's a whole bunch of elections coming up in India, so it's good meat for me to devour. Let's begin! State number one: Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh goes to … Continue reading Watch On Democracy: Chhattisgarh, M.P., Rajasthan, Mizoram, Telangana

Modi, How Far Are You Willing To Go?

Yesterday Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu was arrested on a non-bailable warrant by the Maharashtra police. This was related to a protest he had participated in 8 years ago, about the Babli reservoir on the Godavari in Maharashtra (he fought it on the grounds that it would adversely affect AP (still undivided) citizens. And so … Continue reading Modi, How Far Are You Willing To Go?