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.

MAKING OF A MAMMOTH TRAGEDY

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

30/10/2016

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

10/09/2016

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

10/09/2016


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

11/09/2016

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

11/09/2016


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

26/08/2016

Others


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

27/08/2016


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

THE GREAT ‘MODI-SOMERSAULT’ ON FDI

19/07/2016


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

15/06/2016


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

20/07/2016

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.

Congress Party supports ACADEMICS FOR ACTION & DEVELOPMENT (AAD)

15/06/2016


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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