What will it take for the BJP to reform India?

In 2014 the Bharatiya Janata Party gained a complete majority in India’s Lower House of Parliament, called the Lok Sabha, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who promised sweeping developmental reforms. But after 22 months, the reforms remain all talk and no trousers. Within the BJP, there appears a distinct lack of… Continue reading What will it take for the BJP to reform India?

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Infographics: #Budget2016 at a glance

Here is a huge bunch of info-graphics released by the Indian Government with regards to the budget. It has everything you want to know from how much money is expected to where it is all being spent. A more detailed study of the budget will show all the various hidden aspects of it. But for… Continue reading Infographics: #Budget2016 at a glance

#Budget2016: Ten responses by the ‘midde-class’

The budget has evoked many reactions, but mostly muted. A pro-farmer, tax heavy budget, with no great advantages for the middle class was never going to prove very popular, especially on Twitter. And as expected there was plenty of sarcasm and name-calling. Excellent budget for the Aadhaar-card holding non-smoker who lost his degree certificate and… Continue reading #Budget2016: Ten responses by the ‘midde-class’

Why does the Congress let the BJP exploit Tharoor?

It has been a topsy-turvy week for Shashi Tharoor. On the one hand, he has managed to unite most of India thanks to his fiery speech condemning British exploitation of India as a colony. Indeed among those in favour is PM Modi himself. On the other hand, he has also been slammed by Sonia Gandhi,… Continue reading Why does the Congress let the BJP exploit Tharoor?

2009 vs 2015: A story in numbers

There are great similarities between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office—which he completes on May 26—and the corresponding first year of former PM Manmohan Singh’s last term. This is an Indiaspends.org story In seven of 12 indicators evaluated by IndiaSpend, the data reveal a similar trend—a reasonable economic performance after an economic downturn.… Continue reading 2009 vs 2015: A story in numbers