A L I Chougule

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Economic slowdown: No veil, projections say it all

Just about six months ago, as India was gearing up for general elections, we heard two narratives on Indian economy. The Opposition, thou...Read More

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

After the publication of the much-anticipated National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam on August 31, the process which was expected ...Read More

With a month to go, Brexit deal and 10 Downing Street stay in turmoil

With a month to go, Brexit deal and 10 Downing Street stay in turmoil

Once in a long time, a nation’s whole mood changes and the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Britain experienced such a moment in 1940 when ...Read More

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Big cut, but will it kickstart the economy?

Faced with rising criticism on deepening economic slowdown, falling GDP growth over last eight quarters and pessimism in corporate India ...Read More

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

With the BJP winning 282 seats out of 543, the biggest government mandate in three decades, investors welcomed the decisive victory for M...Read More

NRC violates Citizenship Act; now disputed by all

NRC violates Citizenship Act; now disputed by all

People left out of the list will have 120 days to appeal against their exclusion in Assam’s Foreigners’ Tribunals. But a majority of them...Read More

No need to fret over ‘population explosion’

No need to fret over ‘population explosion’

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised serious concerns about India’s population growth, linking the idea of...Read More

At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

But half a century later, India had proved to be the first democracy anywhere near so poor to survive.

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Abrogation of Article 370 has been a long standing promise of the ruling party since the time of the Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor. Elect...Read More

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

The Triple Talaq Bill, passed by parliament recently, became a law after the president’s assent last week. The new law – The Muslim Women...Read More

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

It was in January 2018 at Davos, Switzerland, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first spoken about his ambition of seeing India as a...Read More

De-cluttering long spells of political instability in Karnataka

De-cluttering long spells of political instability in Karnataka

After the May 2018 assembly election in Karnataka produced a result in which no single party got a clear majority, Karnataka has been stu...Read More

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Exactly 40 days and 45 matches after the Cricket World Cup began on May 30, the premiere One-day tournament has reached the semi-final st...Read More

Modi’s continuing obsession means Congress still relevant

Modi’s continuing obsession means Congress still relevant

It’s more than a month since the Congress party suffered a crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Taking full responsibility for the...Read More

Why the cloud of doubt hovers over India’s economic data

Why the cloud of doubt hovers over India’s economic data

Little more than three months ago, a group of 108 economists and social scientists had questioned the credibility of India’s official dat...Read More

Chief Minister of western Gujarat state and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he arrives at a public rally after his victory in Vadodara on May 16, 2014. India's triumphant Hindu nationalists declared "a new era" in the world's biggest democracy Friday after hardline leader Narendra Modi propelled them to the biggest win in 30 years on promises to revitalise the economy.  AFP PHOTO/INDRANIL MUKHERJEE        (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Did consolidation of Hindu vote help BJP win bigger mandate?

In his victory speech to party workers at the BJP headquarters on May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a Hindi phrase – ‘Do Se Dobar...Read More

World Cup: Can India repeat their success of 2011?

World Cup: Can India repeat their success of 2011?

With the Cricket World Cup finally underway, it’s going to be an exciting contest over the next four weeks between ten teams on hard, hig...Read More

Big victory and bigger challenges

Big victory and bigger challenges

Over the past few days, there has been no dearth of explanations with regard to the BJP’s return to power with a thumping majority. Among...Read More

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge sheet in a case related to alleged attempts for revival of Sikh milita...Read More

Ujjain: BJP takes out victory rally

Ujjain: BJP takes out victory rally

Ujjain: After registering thumping victory across the country and in the Ujjain constituency BJP’s local unit took out a triumph rally on...Read More

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