Insight Delhi

Not caste/religion but bread/butter issues to decide coming elections

It is amusing the way a narrative is being built by the electronic media that commutations/combinations of castes and communities will decide the coming Assembly elections in five states. It is noticeable especially in Uttar Pradesh, the crucial state, which has the largest representation in the Lok Sabha, the lower House of Parliament. Every day, […]

Kashmir Affairs

Narendra Modi and Kashmir Unity

More than 14 months after the abrogation of Article 370, which guaranteed Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, almost all mainstream Kashmir political parties have come together to work for the restoration of the special position. What was unthinkable earlier has now happened. The National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party had been bitter rivals in […]

Insight Delhi

Akalis give up on BJP-Punjab Perspective

Faced with diminishing returns from the National Democratic Alliance, NDA, the Shiromani Akali Dal has ended its long partnership with the BJP. Ostensibly, the move comes in the wake of the Narendra Modi dispensation’s decision to persist with the so-called farm sector reforms despite widespread opposition from the farming community. The Akali Dal leaders, the […]

Insight Delhi

#Budget Rollback may not lift the economy

            Faced with widespread criticism of the economy stagnating and the stock markets tanking, the #Narendra Modi government has rolled back several of the new provisions enforced through this year’s Union budget. The most significant was the surcharge on tax on #foreign portfolio investors as well as domestic enterprises. This had resulted in an almost […]