There is significant behind-the-scenes activity to improve ease of doing business.
Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways?
Without shared political commitment, we cannot save farmers from the era of agrarian distress. Time has come to pay serious attention to problems arising from monsoon and market.
It is hard to take his measure. All the contradictions of India play out in his persona.
The Modi government is determined to dismantle the two-pronged welfare paradigm.
Surprisingly for a nationalist party-led government, national security and defence have occupied scant space while showcasing its achievements.
One of the major contributions of the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the past one year has been dynamism it has injected to the foreign policy decision making apparatus to further domestic economic agen...
Modi’s year in power has seen the hardening of a bipolar alliance system in South Asia, with America and India on one side, and China and Pakistan on the other.
Among the Modi government’s many hits was one crucial miss — agriculture.
Narendra Modi’s foreign policy has been continuous with that of his predecessors but he has also sought to push the boundaries of certain engagements much further.
The big picture of India's foreign and security policy in the first year of PM Narendra Modi's stewardship looks positive. The new government brought a robust approach to foreign affairs than has been seen for years.
The biggest asset for this government in its battle against corruption has been the incorruptible leadership of the prime minister himself.
Amid a plethora of cleverly named new schemes and tech-fixes, the HRD Ministry is busy tinkering with bureaucratic processes.
This government is the first to clearly stress the importance of manufacturing for growth and employment.
The Prime Minister is mostly absent in Parliament. When present, he is scornful of the system.
The thin veil that separates a strong decisive leader from an authoritarian strongman is fraying at the edges.
Beauty, like success, lies in the eyes of the beholder. Predilections and prejudices invariably influence our conclusions. True, a year is too long a time in politics. Nonetheless, it may still be too short a time slice for the five-year Narendra ...
Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.
Big bang economic reform is politically risky for the BJP, whose first priority is to replace the Congress as India’s default party.
If Year One was about diplomacy, Year Two has to be about the economy. The world is waiting to see what India has to offer in real terms.