Narendra Modi

100 years on, time for another Non-Cooperation Movement
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Tushar Gandhi November 7, 2020 2020 marks the centenary of the Non-Cooperation Movement, which began on September 5, 1920. Before that, the country had erupted in protest against the Draconian Rowlatt Act imposed by the colonial rulers. The Rowlatt Act...
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An ode to a rare genius. Nobel Prize Committee, please note
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Sujata Anandan October 18, 2020 I, earnestly and solemnly, resolve to pick a bone with the Nobel Prize Committee. They have so steadfastly ignored Narendra Modi for the Nobel Prize in Pseudoscience that it is seriously unamusing and outrageous! Really!...
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Audio podcast: We need new economic, political thinking
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2020 If ever there was a time for bold, break-out economic and political thinking, it is now. Our economy was tanking even before the pandemic and there is widespread social unrest. Time is running out for...
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Audio podcast: The UAPA sword hanging over our freedoms
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 Ashraf Engineer September 22, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The recent arrest of Indian student activist Umar Khalid (pictured above) brings into focus yet again the controversial and draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967,...
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Audio podcast: Unemployment pandemic could be worse than COVID-19
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. As the economy contracts, India’s job crisis expands. As news that the Indian GDP had contracted 23.9% rolled in, it was inevitable that there would be bad news on the jobs...
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Modi’s ineptness has left the economy in tatters
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Ashraf Engineer September 3, 2020 Narendra Modi rode to power in 2014 claiming he would fix the economy – that wasn’t really broken in the first place – and unleash a wave of prosperity. He spoke often about providing jobs...
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Audio podcast: How soaring government debt, inflation, fuel prices affect you
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Here’s what a badly planned lockdown and mismanaged economy can do to you. A few days ago, India woke up to the news that government debt is likely to hit a...
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From the man who would be PM to a footnote in history
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By Sujata Anandan July 31, 2020 As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares to dust off Lal Krishna Advani and deign to allow him to accompany – though not lay the foundation  stone – Narendra Modi to  the bhoomi pujan...
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Even the RSS grudgingly acknowledges Rahul as he turns 50
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Sujata Anandan June 20, 2020 The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) loves to play the “politics of paradox”. Which means they stand at each end of the pole but sit on neither end, suitably confusing not just their critics but also...
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