Thrift is a virtue, and the present Indian government is nothing if not virtuous. The main reason the prime minister gave for his desire that elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies be held simultaneously was that it would save money.
Is the Narendra Modi government, which has been spectacularly successful in keeping a tight leash on information flows, slowly losing its ability to control the contours of the national narrative, three and a half years after it came to power?
Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored
The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?