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COVER STORY

13-06-2014

Challenges before Modi

The challenges before the new government headed by Modi

Briefing

Tamil Nadu: DMK

Down, not out

R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN Cover Story
The failure to address organisational issues and cobble up a robust alliance stood between victory and the DMK.
Agriculture

Difficult terrain

Cover Story
The BJP’s manifesto has accorded high priority to agriculture but the new government must integrate various schemes if it wants to work out an effective plan to enhance agricultural profitability.
Women's Issues

Gender concerns

Cover Story
It will be watched keenly whether the new government will take up proactively issues relating to women’s rights in consultation with organisations that have been pushing a progressive agenda.
Interview: Prakash Karat

‘Failed to connect with middle classes & youth'

Cover Story
Interview with Prakash Karat, CPI(M) general secretary.

Antidote to imperialism

Books
Two books that explore the rise of the Left in Latin America, especially in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.
Agriculture

Difficult terrain

Cover Story
The BJP’s manifesto has accorded high priority to agriculture but the new government must integrate various schemes if it wants to work out an effective plan to enhance agricultural profitability.
Women's Issues

Gender concerns

Cover Story
It will be watched keenly whether the new government will take up proactively issues relating to women’s rights in consultation with organisations that have been pushing a progressive agenda.
Interview: Prakash Karat

‘Failed to connect with middle classes & youth'

Cover Story
Interview with Prakash Karat, CPI(M) general secretary.
Interview: Jairam Ramesh

‘Out-funded and out-communicated’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.
Interview: Atishi Marlena

‘We were not seen as a viable alternative’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Atishi Marlena the Aam Aadmi Party.
Labour Issues

Simmering discontent

Cover Story
There are pressing issues affecting the labour force that the new government has to address, including price rise and contract jobs.
Culture

The State of the Nation

Cover Story
It remains to be seen whether and how social and cultural engineering on the lines unleashed in Gujarat will be tested in the country under Modi and the BJP.

Troubled waters

Cover Story
KEHELIYA RAMBUKWELLA, Sri Lanka’s Media Minister and government spokesman, may have spoken too soon. Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted him as saying ...
Foreign Policy

Test for diplomacy

Cover Story
Relations with Pakistan, China and Sri Lanka and the stand it will take on the looming new Cold War will constitute the biggest foreign policy and security challenges before the Modi government.
Assembly Elections: Andhra Pradesh

Dividends of division

Politics
Overcome by bifurcation blues, the people of Seemandhra fell for the development mantra of the Telugu Desam Party’s warhorse, N. Chandrababu Naidu, ...
Assembly Elections: Sikkim

Chamling’s record

The SDF returns to power for the fifth consecutive term in Sikkim, but for the first time in 10 years the Assembly has a strong opposition.
Legislation

Legislative priorities

Cover Story
How the Modi government prioritises the huge legislative agenda before it will reveal its character and commitment.
Maharashtra

Sena's recant

The Nation
ON May 1, the Shiv Sena’s newspaper, “Saamna”, published an editorial condemning the Gujarati community. The article accused the community of living ...
Assembly Elections: Arunachal Pradesh

Congress gamble

The ruling Congress makes gains in Arunachal Pradesh, but the BJP’s vote share has made a quantum leap.
Civil Services

Appointment battle

The Nation
ON the morning of February 7 when Archana Ramasundaram received the news of her appointment as Additional Director of the Central Bureau of ...
Economy

Euphoria and hard reality

Cover Story
Modi has persuaded people that his “development” magic can deliver what others do not even dare to promise. But is he ready to reverse a number of “reform” measures that have contributed to the inflationary tendency and risk capital flight and corporate backlash?
Social Justice

Conflict of interests

Cover Story
Given the support the BJP gets from the upper-caste population and corporate meritocrats and the clash of interests between caste Hindus and backward communities, Narendra Modi is sure to face difficult times when he takes up social justice programmes.
Economy

India Shining 2.0?

Cover Story
The track record of the previous government led by the BJP offers clues about what to expect from the Modi government.
Agriculture

Difficult terrain

Cover Story
The BJP’s manifesto has accorded high priority to agriculture but the new government must integrate various schemes if it wants to work out an effective plan to enhance agricultural profitability.
Women's Issues

Gender concerns

Cover Story
It will be watched keenly whether the new government will take up proactively issues relating to women’s rights in consultation with organisations that have been pushing a progressive agenda.
Interview: Prakash Karat

‘Failed to connect with middle classes & youth'

Cover Story
Interview with Prakash Karat, CPI(M) general secretary.
Interview: Jairam Ramesh

‘Out-funded and out-communicated’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Interview with Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.
Interview: Atishi Marlena

‘We were not seen as a viable alternative’

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
Interview with Atishi Marlena the Aam Aadmi Party.
Labour Issues

Simmering discontent

Cover Story
There are pressing issues affecting the labour force that the new government has to address, including price rise and contract jobs.
Culture

The State of the Nation

Cover Story
It remains to be seen whether and how social and cultural engineering on the lines unleashed in Gujarat will be tested in the country under Modi and the BJP.

Troubled waters

Cover Story
KEHELIYA RAMBUKWELLA, Sri Lanka’s Media Minister and government spokesman, may have spoken too soon. Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted him as saying ...
Foreign Policy

Test for diplomacy

Cover Story
Relations with Pakistan, China and Sri Lanka and the stand it will take on the looming new Cold War will constitute the biggest foreign policy and security challenges before the Modi government.
Legislation

Legislative priorities

Cover Story
How the Modi government prioritises the huge legislative agenda before it will reveal its character and commitment.
Assembly Elections: Andhra Pradesh

Dividends of division

Politics
Overcome by bifurcation blues, the people of Seemandhra fell for the development mantra of the Telugu Desam Party’s warhorse, N. Chandrababu Naidu, ...
Assembly Elections: Sikkim

Chamling’s record

The SDF returns to power for the fifth consecutive term in Sikkim, but for the first time in 10 years the Assembly has a strong opposition.
Assembly Elections: Arunachal Pradesh

Congress gamble

The ruling Congress makes gains in Arunachal Pradesh, but the BJP’s vote share has made a quantum leap.