Narendra Modi: More Hype than Performance

In 2014, the nation was in a state of despair. The Congress party which had ruled for 10 years was guilty of many acts of misdemeanor and corruption had taken the drivers seat, with an ineffectual prime minister in ManMohan Singh who turned out to...

Last Saturday I was at the Singapore Club( I am on an official visit ) and had an animated discussion with an old friend, a member of the service fraternity, an English Major settled in Singapore. Over glasses of  beer the Major mentioned...

In 1964 a small time cartoonist decided to enter politics.  He was Balasaheb Thackeray who founded the Shiv Sena. His game was pure politics and a desire to up his status, as he began by championing the cause of  the Marathi middle class....

Whither Rahul Gandhi ?

Rahul Gandhi is a unique character in Indian politics. He often reminds  of a chief without a fighting force. A  lone ranger, he is trying to make his way, where all roads seem to be in a blocked mode. He is trying to navigate valiantly...

Victory In 1971 and no Achievement

I have given an account of the Kargil war, where timidity of the Vajpayee government allowed the war to become a stalemate. Obviously India achieved nothing after the Kargil war. But there is one war in 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh...

There is much backslapping and some intemperate statements by government ministers hailing the recent Burma operation against militants a "great success". The operation became inevitable after 18 Indian soldiers of the Dogra regiment were killed in...

The Kargil operation in Kashmir under the aegis of the BJP and the Vajpayee government is generally touted in the Indian press as a great victory. At the outset let me inform readers on Boddunan that I was very much part of the operations and what...

Pakistan is the obverse image of India and has similar roots.The Pakistan army also has a shared history with the British Indian army and some of the Muslim regiments like the Punjab regiments and the Baluch regiments made a name for them in terms...

Narendra Modi came to power with a lot of goodwill. He promised a new era and and a new beginning , but one year down the line one must ask the question that, has he performed better than the Congress and the previous government  headed by...

I remember reading the BJP manifesto before the 2014 general elections. Among others promises it, delineated that a uniform civil  code would be introduced in India and Article 370 which granted special status to Kashmir would be abolished....

Signs of a strong nation

The guest of honor Our country will welcome a special guest on this republic day the 26th January. It’s a usual feature we invite a head of a country every year as a very important person as guest of honor but it will be with a difference this...

Peshawar : Pakistan's Moment of Reckoning

The recent tragic killing of school children in Peshawar by Taliban terrorists is a turning point in Pakistan civil society. It shows the utter failure of strategies followed till now by various Pakistani governments in that today their own...

The Sun rises from East

ACT EAST Our Prime Minister Modi is on a ten days’ visit to Myanmar, Fiji and Australia to work on his ‘Act East’ policy. I am sure Modi is interested to improve relations with neighboring countries and countries located in eastern sector of the...

Introduction: India has resolutely rebuffed the Congress commanded by Sonia Gandhi since 1998. In this general election, people voted overwhelmingly for the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) led by competent leader Narendra Modi. India is the biggest...

Home is where the art lies: Narendra Modi

Introduction:  The massive mandate of India created through Modi’s wave is a chronicle prefaced on actuate demarcation; the price versus the Pauper, the dynasty versus doormat. It was an election contested on the notion between hope and fear....

Why Indian Voters Voted for Change

The results of the 2014 elections are out. BJP and NDA were expected to do good and come out as claimants to form the next government. However the results have been highly favourable to them. BJP has on its own has crossed the 272 seats halfway...

Our new PM of India

I welcome Our new PM of India - Mr. Narendra Modi. I think after a very long time, India got the talent in politics and that at the post of PM. This for the first time in the PM elections that a PM won with a drastic majority. BJP sweep almost all...

On May 16th, the country will come to know which combination will form the next government in Delhi. Whosoever forms it, the expectation of the people and the challenges to fulfill them will be the same. Some of these challenges and expectation are...

Political Leaders Stoop Low to Succeed

The 2014 general elections are coming to an end. On May 16, we shall come to know whose efforts have been rewarded. But by all standards, this has been an election which has redefined how low the  politicians can stoop to hit their...

Indian Voters Journey Through Elections

If you ask an average Indian voter about the state of the nation, rarely you will get an answer that it is in good health. If you persist, the voter will reel out a list of demands which have never been fulfilled. The standard response is that,...

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