Understanding Panchamrut – Modi’s Governance Philosophy

Understanding Panchamrut – Modi’s Governance Philosophy

Shamed by a series of corruption scandals of monumental proportions, UPA is facing a severe credibility crisis. Consequently a policy paralysis has now hit the venal dispensation and UPA2 now appears to be a lameduck government whose continuance in office would mean catastrophic consequences for this country. All vital institutions,  including judiciary & media, […]

 

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    Can the Saffron Surge in Andhra? Part 2

    Read Part 1 here  Future possibilities for BJP in AP In an undivided Andhra Pradesh, especially with subdued Telangana sentiment, prospects of BJP gaining ground appears very bleak.  It may gain as an alliance partner, but to come to power on its own strength looks like an impossible task. Congress […]

     
  • Can the Saffron Surge in Andhra?  Part 1

    Can the Saffron Surge in Andhra? Part 1

    BJP continues to be a marginal player in the Andhra Pradesh political landscape. From Jan Sangh days, concerted attempts to make inroads into socio-political psyche of AP, leveraging the modest organizational network of Sangh Parivar, has yielded little dividends. RSS started its first Shakha in coastal Andhra city of Vijayawada […]

     
  • Modi is the Man

    As per a recently published opinion poll, Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular choice for Indian premiership with an estimated 24% participants vouching for Modi, while Congress dynasty candidates got a collective 17% endorsement. Comparison with a similar exercise conducted in August 2011 points to rapidly rising popularity of […]

     
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    FDI in Retail – Destroying livelihoods

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    Sanatana dharma Vs Global Capitalism

    In the last century two ideological schools dominated the intellectual landscape and served as a framework for social and economic organisation  – one was communism (and its multiple versions including a slightly benign variant called socialism) and the other one was capitalism with promise of freedom, free markets and free […]

     
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    Understanding the NaMo Phenomenon

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    Andhra Politics: CBN & YSR Jugalbandi

    Chandrababu Naidu (CBN) & Rajasekhar Reddy(YSR) got elected to the state assembly for the first time in the year 1978. Its generally known in political circles that they used to be close friends during days when they were emerging young leaders in the AP Congress. Incidentally both became ministers in the same term […]

     
  • Andhra Politics: The NTR phenomenon

    Andhra Politics: The NTR phenomenon

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