The ‘Make in India’ - A flop show

June, 2017

Shri P Chidambaram

No large country can become rich without manufacturing the goods that are consumed or demanded by its people. Most services especially the basic, low technology and low value-added services will anyway be produced within the country. A country will move up the ladder of prosperity if it can manufacture the goods and produce the services required by

Three Years of Modi raj: A Complete Economic Mess

June, 2017


With a series of tall promises for ‘achhe din’, made in LS polls, Narender Modi led BJP grabbed the power with thumping majority. This regime has now completed more than three years which is fair enough time to examine the progress on those promises. Growing social disharmony and dismal economic performance are eluding the common people away from

Congress veteran Palvai Govardhan Reddy dies of cardiac arrest

June, 2017


New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has condoled the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and MP Shri P Govardhan Reddy. Remembering Shri Reddy as a respected leader, Smt Gandhi said that Shri Reddy committed his life to the people & Congress Party at a young age and leaves behind an admirable legacy. His death is an irreparable loss

After 4 incidents, back to square one

May, 2017

Shri Manish Tewari

Four unfortunate incidents over the past one month and India and Pakistan are back to normal at each other’s throats. It all depressingly began again with the chief of the Pakistani Army, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, confirming the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav handed down by an opaque general court-martial process. Almost concurrently, the confir

Nirbhaya: A symbol of every woman’s fight against sexual violence

May, 2017

Smt. Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Four years after the heartbreaking Nirbhaya case that agonised the soul of India, justice has been delivered. I feel deeply proud for the courageous family of this brave daughter of India, who rose to become a symbol of every woman’s fight against sexual violence. The court’s judgement is a reminder to each one of us to work tirelessly t

The present GST has lots of birth defects but still it is the need of the hour for the nation

April, 2017

M Veerappa Moily

We are merely three months away from the implementation of GST, if the deadline of 1 July 2017 is considered. While the larger industry groups and business houses have been able to gain understanding about the transition to the new regime, the outreach by the government to the small businesses has been grossly inadequate. As a result, there are man

BJP spreading Anarchism

April, 2017

Dr. Archana Sharma

Bahrod, on National Highway 8 is situated between Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur and India’s capital, New Delhi. At Bahrod, the so called cow-vigilantes brutally murdered a farmer who reared cattle for his livelihood. Around 200 people beat up five people so severely that one 55 years old Pehlu Khan died.


March, 2017

Shri Ashok Sharma

The landslide victory of Congress Party in Punjab-2017 Assembly Elections bagging 65.81% of the total Assembly seats is its best performance since 1957 against the ruling dispensation (SAD-BJP) combined bagging only 15% of the seats which is historically low for the alliance partners. The party has gained power in the state after a decade. The hist

Full scale violation, complete jettisoning of all constitutional principles

March, 2017

Shri Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The BJP deserves kudos and congratulations for its win in two States. Equally it deserves condemnation for its clear loss in two of the three other States for how it tried to subvert the peoples’ mandate. Thank God - they did not try it in Punjab but of the three States it lost, it tried to subvert in two of the three.

Travesty of Democracy by Modi Government AND Has the Supreme Court Erred?

March, 2017

Shri Randeep Singh Surjewala

Abduction, defection, inducement, intimidation and polarization characterize the vision for “New India” under Mr. Modi. The BJP’s machinations are at full display in its pursuit to defeat the people’s mandate and to install a rejected party at the helm in Panaji and Imphal by violating every canon of constitutional propriety.

Mockery of Democracy

March, 2017

Shri Chitranjan Kumar

I would like to congratulate first the BJP for the receiving the huge mandate in the election of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. But, in other two states, despite BJP being in the second position managed to form the government. It is quite natural, to raise a question.

Greetings to Women

March, 2017

Smt Sonia Gandhi

The Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi gave her good wishes for their bright future on the International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2017. She said that on the path of development, women have played a prominent role.

Mockery of Democracy

March, 2017

Shri Chitranjan Kumar

I would like to congratulate first the BJP for the receiving the huge mandate in the election of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. But, in other two states, despite BJP being in the second position managed to form the government. It is quite natural, to raise a question.

Role of Congress in Empowerment of Women in India

March, 2017

Dr. Santoshi Kumari

The United Nations has defined the women’s empowerment in five components-generating women’s sense of self-worth; women’s right to have and to determine their choices; women’s right to have access to equal opportunities and all kinds of resources; women’s right to have the power to regulate and control their own lives, within and outside the home;

Political ambition all and above of democratic Values

March, 2017

Dr. Archana Sharma

The best thing about democracy is that every citizen easily gets an equal opportunity to participate in its affairs. When our country got freedom, people were interested in seeing those in power who had proved the capacity to lead. Each one was contributing to build the country.

Lessons in leadership from Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March

March, 2017

Smt Shobhana Radhakrishna

Through the Dandi march Gandhi wanted to show to the world that nonviolence is powerful weapon in the important, ‘battle for Right versus Might.’ He had said, ‘this is an opportunity of a lifetime.’ As in all Gandhi’s satyagraha and marches a basic set of rules were followed in the Dandi march

Budget Before Time Will Impress Voters

February, 2017

Shri Anand Sharma

The Finance Minister has presented the Budget for 2017-18. But before presenting the Budget in Parliament, lot of question marks have arisen on it. First, the sanctity of the Budget was lost on 31st December, when the Prime Minister himself announced some main points.


December, 2016

Dr Manmohan Singh

The decision to demonetize will cause grievous injury to the honest Indian who earns wages in cash. The dishonest black money hoarder will get away with a mere rap on the knuckles

Modi’s Heart beats only for the Capitalists

November, 2016

What a tragic irony is this! In a country that boasts of being predominantly agrarian with about 70 per cent population still living in villages, its Prime Minister’s heart beats only for a handful of corporate houses! Nothing can be a more glaring example of this brutal reality than the fact that the government at the centre decides to dole out

Rajiv Gandhi’s pragmatic Pak policy


Shri Praveen Davar

Following the Uri attack, there is a torrential rain of suggestions from the media, military strategists and many others on how, or how not to, deal with Pakistan. But the government, armed with all the multiple options available, is in the best position to decide the course of action. However, it may not be prudent to disturb the time

Modiji’s Achhe Din scares Poor, Dalits and Women


Shri P.L. Puniya

Before the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and, particularly, its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modiji used to promise in every meeting that ‘Achhe Din Aayenge’ (Good days will come) and ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’; but today as it seems the worst days have already come for the woman and poor and the Dalits.

The real culprits of Una


Venkaiah Naidu’s recent article in the Indian Express (“The Culprits of Una”) mirrors the official stand taken by the Sangh parivar (as espoused by Rajnath Singh in Parliament, and by Rakesh Sinha, an RSS ideologue). For them, atrocities are a “social problem”. It is easy to be fooled by this seemingly innocuous statement

Reform, Perform and Transform: A Myth


Shri Abhishek Manu Singhvi

I think it is time that the Hon’ble Prime Minister changed from talking of ‘Karya Sanskriti’ work culture to ‘actual karya’. Let us look at actual concrete figures on the ground, real achievements Let us stop being a ‘Jumla Prime Minister’, most importantly - let us stop being ‘Pradhan Preacher’ from the Red Fort.

A.R. Kidwai passes away


New Delhi: Akhlaq Ur Rahman Kidwai, who served as Governor of States, including Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana, passed away on 24th August, 2016 in New Delhi after brief illness. He was 96. A recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Dr. Kidwai was admitted to Escorts hospital, 10 days ago after he had suffered breathing complications.

Celebrating 70th Independence Day: The Idea of India as a Sovereign, Secular, Socialist and Democratic Republic



India achieved independence on 15th August, 1947. It took intense struggle and immense sacrifice to free ourselves from the colonial yoke. In this battle for freedom, Indian National Congress played a pivotal role.While mediating between the colonial rulers and the ruled,the Congress served, to use Mukul Kesvan’s

Narendra Modi’s NDA Government Has Failed on Economic Front


Ever since he became the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has been attempting to depict the picture of improving the Indian economy. However, Modi’s efforts for economic and developmental reform have attained less progress. We have been seeing BJP spokespersons on television channels saying that in comparison with other world economies



Politics is a bizarre business which allows the party in power the freedom to follow its self-framed rules of the game. The stark reality and populist policy dictate the direction of the governance, rather than its avowed pursuit of principles, political stands on national issues, and the agenda that the party continued to harp on in all of its agg

Success will continue to elude India


The orchestra that plays triumphant music for PM Modi gets additional energy when it comes to his foreign travels. It is another matter that flying Foreign policy remains elusive. Two years’ of stock taking shows a poor balance sheet. Much Air India miles with little return baggage. Heavy on the way out, light on the way in, is a good description o

Another year of empty promise


Shri Manish Tewari

Social cohesion has further deteriorated in the past one year. Invisible but solid walls have come up between communities as a result of polarising and noxious rhetoric orated by the government functionaries.



New Delhi: Thousands of teachers joined the Satyagraha call given by DUTA although the venue was shifted from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar in the last moment. But that did not affect the participation of the teachers.
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