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What sort of government is Modi planning to run?

Ordinance Modi turn

With much advertisement of the Gujarat model, all eyes were on the Modi government, particularly since BJP expects higher standards of those it criticizes than itself. The reality is stunning, but not in a nice way. Nitin Gadkari with dubious financial dealings with Ideal Road Builders including a no interest loan to his company, Purti …

Ab ki baar, about turn sarkar

Narendra Modi with Nawa Sharif after swearing in

Perhaps the way the Modi government intends to deliver good governance is to do about turns on many things they used to criticize. Here are the highlights. How important is education exactly? Smriti Irani, a never elected, never graduate politician is heading HRD. Which in itself isn’t such an awful thing, given that lack of …

What are Smriti Irani’s real educational qualifications?

Smriti Irani affidavit Lok Sabha Chandni Chowk 2004

After Madhu Kishwar raised the question of Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications, the internet has been busy. It seems she has submitted different details at different times. Notably her affidavit for Lok Sabha Election 2004 from Chandni Chowk said she was a B.A. (1996) [page sc5] from Delhi University (School of Correspondence) in 2004 and for …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Wanting a lean cabinet is one thing, but the selection of ministers does not invoke confidence. Narendra Modi will be handling Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space. Given the secretive nature of India’s nuclear establishment, and the very serious apprehensions regarding several existing and proposed nuclear plants, the ability and intent of …