Today in New Delhi, India
May 27, 2019-Monday
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  • Two senior leaders have voiced disagreement with how the campaign was run; party president Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign was unanimously rejected by the Congress Working Committee; and the party’s district chief in Amethi has taken responsibility for the party president’s loss from the Gandhi family pocket borough, and resigned
    May 26, 2019 09:57 IST
    All the Congress has to do to start the process is to answer two fundamental and related questions. One, what does it stand for? This has to be more than the party’s heritage or its long association with one family. The second question is: what is its purpose? Does it have a larger purpose revolving......read more
  • Among the women who came up trumps are the BJP’s Smriti Irani who did the seemingly impossible and wrested the Gandhi family seat from the party president, Rahul Gandhi
    May 25, 2019 19:49 IST
    The first thing the Modi government should in the area of gender is to tackle the jobs crisis which has affected women across the board. There is a crisis of jobs all around in India and this is more acute in the case of women who often lack the education and skills to compete...read more
    Lalita Panicker
    Lalita Panicker
  • That instinct told me that, unlike the genteel Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Modi and Shah always play to win, never to come an honourable second
    May 25, 2019 19:27 IST
    India can’t possibly even dream about double digit growth without further fundamental reform, especially of labour markets, financial markets, and greater privatisation of public sector units PSUs — to say nothing of simplifying the Goods and Services Tax into a single rate with minimal exemptions...read more
    Rupa Subramanya
    Rupa Subramanya
  • Who won on Thursday? The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or, more accurately, Narendra Modi?
    May 25, 2019 19:26 IST
    Modi’s admirers claim this is a truly indigenous vision of India. Nehru’s, they say, was elite and western. Perhaps, though I’m not sure I agree. What is undeniable, however, is that Modi’s India is more aspirational and less dependent and it is turning its back on feudal or upper class entitlement....read more