UPA 2.0: A Record Examined

UPA 2.0: A Record Examined

It has been more than two years since the UPA2.0 government came to power and seven years since a Congress led dispensation assumed power in Delhi. A lot of water has flown under the bridge during this time and the ruling coalition has firmly put its stamp in many areas […]

 

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    If ubiquitousness in TV Studios, pompous pronouncements and mendaciloquence are measurements of ministerial success, Kapil Sibal certainly stands head and shoulders above his fellow cabinet colleagues. Even the contemptible condescension of Chidambaram, increasingly chastened with the possibility of 2G venality consuming him, pales in comparison before the clowning glory of […]

     
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    Foreign Policy : Opportunities And Challenges

    In a growing global economic scenario, it is quite obvious that a strong foreign policy is a big difference between a country progressing fast and a country which has potential. India seems to be perennially stuck on to being the latter precisely because of lack of strong and focused foreign […]

     
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    P.Chidambaram – the Faux Reformist

    If patterns are formed by recurrent phenomena then there are one or two important patterns you can observe in the political machinations of the present UPA regime.  Behind the scene cloak and dagger maneuvers, one minister pulling down another like the proverbial crabs in a bottle and the general consensus on the need […]

     
  • UPA 2 : When Politics Trumps Institutions

    UPA 2 : When Politics Trumps Institutions

    . ‘I have orders from above.’ When a minister of state (with independent charge) in the union Cabinet says this to his officials, what does it mean? ‘I have the blessings of my leader‘ When the Home Minister of this country is asked a question, “Do you have the confidence of your […]

     
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    The Great Farmer Betrayal

    The facts are all too familiar. The Congress-led UPA Government, elected on the promise of boosting agriculture, systematically damages the very dignity of farmers. This time, the Central Government has employed the instrument of fertilizers. As the story goes, while fertilizer prices are allowed to rise unchecked, the government makes […]

     
  • Our Economy at Crossroads: Reforms or a Slippery Slope?

    Our Economy at Crossroads: Reforms or a Slippery Slope?

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  • UPA 2: So far, How Good?

    UPA 2: So far, How Good?

    22nd May. 2009. Manmohan Singh was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for a second term. For the first time in the history of India, a Prime Minister outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty was sworn in for a second successive term. The 2009 General Elections, we were told, was a resounding reaffirmation of the […]