'The voter thinks that the State is not going to impartially deliver services, provide justice, basic law and order, social insurance -- so as a voter it's very rational that I may choose a criminal who will help me navigate the State.''A weak State allows a criminal politician to be the person who provides that guarantee to mediate whatever problem the citizen has with the State.' IMAGE: Anurag Kashyap's film Gangs of Wasseypur memorialises criminals with lengthy records as politicians. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'Modi is likely to make more announcements to win or retain popularity, and put himself at the centre of things even more than now,' says T N Ninan.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Exactly mid-way through his five-year term, Narendra Modi has changed gears, and possibly direction. Till November, his was an administration seemingly determined to follow a path of sustained incrementalism -- a steady flow of small steps whose cumulative impact would be transformative. Or so it was ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In a move that could stir controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has decided to make public the decisions taken by the erstwhile National Advisory Council — headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi — during the decade-long United ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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