Achchhe Din
Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

The life of a patriot is easy in New India

Patriotism used to be serious business. Whether it was giving one’s life for the cause of the country and its people or working on the ground, educating the masses, protecting the environment and ig...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.19

All NDA seats have been won by Modi

So the long drawn-out mess of these elections is finally over. Those who claimed that Modi-Shah’s BJP-RSS would return with an increased majority were right. Those who projected — or hoped — tha...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 28.11.18

Abracadabra! Achchhe Din is revised GDP

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday put out a new set of data that tried to show that economic growth during the NDA regime was far higher than that during the 10-year UPA tenure.The announcemen...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.18

My New Year, month by month

From jumla to Achchhe Din (and some not-so-Achchhe Din), we've imagined Narendra Modi's mann ki baat on New Year's Eve — the lessons he might have learnt and the resolutions he might want to ta...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 17.04.19

Achchhe din means: To remain alive

Many definitions have been conferred on achchhe din. Few have been as stark and as chiselled as the one uttered by Nisar Ahmed who makes his living by shaping wood.“Itni nafrat ho gayee hai Musalman...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Aligarh


India  /  Published 08.11.18

Looks like PM but rips achchhe din

He looks like Narendra Modi, dresses and speaks like him and begins his election speeches with “Mitron (friends)” before going on to mention “achchhe din (good days)”, just like the summer of ...
By PTI in Dantewada

India  /  Published 03.05.19

Silence rings loud in Awadh’s game of thrones

In an election marked by a mystifying silence, punctuated only by the high-on-optics speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that get live and exhaustive coverage, anti-BJP voters in Barabanki and Fa...
By Anita Joshua in Barabanki(UttarPradesh)

Opinion  /  Published 10.03.19

BJP's culture of violence comes home to roost

India is being overtaken by the spirit of grotesque comedy. The most recent manifestation of this occurred in Sahebganj in Jharkhand, when respective supporters of two Bharatiya Janata Party members o...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.04.19

BJP falls back on muscular nationalism

Promises of jobs and welfare took a back seat to “nationalist” sentiments as Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 45-page BJP election manifesto, “Sankalp Patra”, on Monday.On top were ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Jaane kahaan gaye woh din

We are looking. We must look. Because we have been told there is something here to look for. And what better time there is to look but now? Not for Mahadeb, don’t get me wrong. Mahadeb has been gone...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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