Posts Tagged “narendra modi”

From Davos to Padmaavat: The Method in the Madness of Modi’s Politics

by Ritwik on January 29, 2018

Either, Modi means well and his government is trying but unable to control the situation. Or, Modi is unable to appreciate that the violence is hurting India’s ‘image’ and nullifying his efforts at attracting investment. Both these hypotheses are unwarranted.

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So Near Yet So Far in Gujarat: Lack of Local Leaders and Agenda Setting Campaign Cost Congress A Historic Win

by Ritwik on December 18, 2017

Despite losing Gujarat, the Congress looks set for revival. Strong local leaders and an agenda setting campaign can turn the tide in 2019.

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The Political Calculus of Demonetization

by Ritwik on November 13, 2016

Modi revels in painting himself as a lone crusader against the established order. He has successfully used this tactic in Gujarat, and against the old guard in the BJP. If the opposition unitedly attacks demonetization, Modi is going to pretend that they want to stop him from doing good for the country.

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Suspending Uber’s Services is Politically a Good Decision

by Ritwik on December 8, 2014

When a woman who takes a premium cab, ,she believes she is cordoning herself off from the unsafe conditions which prevail. When the company is caught sleeping at the wheel, not having performed preliminary checks, then people do want to see it punished.

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Delhi Kiss of Love Event: Q & A

by Ritwik on November 8, 2014

India seems to be on the brink of something similar to what happened in Pakistan, Iran and other places, where the historically open and plural nature of the society is being sought to be radically re-engineered from within.

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