Distinguished members of India Inc. are flustered by NYAY because they feel the scheme is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Given India's backdrop of crony capitalism, NPAs et al, this is richly ironic. And utterly unfeeling.
Majority governments have been the exception, not the norm in India. There are multiple reasons to explain why the Indian voter likes it this way.
Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.
Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme has given Congress a head-start in setting India's economic agenda
MIG is good economics. And sustainable. It is also extremely timely after the Modi administration under which farmers, youth and the poor, all have faced deep distress.
The veteran actor has simply echoed the suppressed sentiments of millions of people, not just the Muslim minority community. But we live in such a time of fear and loathing that his words have only caused more offence.
Despite being among the world’s fastest growing economies, India is making headlines for cow vigilantism and mob lynchings. Perhaps, as SRK suggests, perfection is elusive.
Political culture is a by-product of leadership.
Unfortunately, numbers don’t lie. That is why the Prime Minister is conspicuously missing.