Achchhe Din
India  /  Published 21.03.19

India unhappier than before

India is far unhappier in 2019 than it was in 2018, the UN’s seventh annual World Happiness Report has revealed, ranking the country 140th out of 156 on six key variables that support well-being: in...
By Reuters and PTI in United Nations

India  /  Published 01.11.18

BJP sees ‘achchhe din’ for economy

The BJP on Thursday seized India’s improved showing in the World Bank’s ease-of-doing-business ranking to claim the arrival of the promised “achchhe din” (good days) in the economy, attributin...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.03.19

'There has been a distinct political articulation of Moditva, a Right-wing populsim'

Q: In your new book, you have crunched data to show that economic deprivation and social marginalisation of Muslims in India is getting worse.A: The situation of Muslims, as far as socio-political mar...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.19

Democracy endangered by govt and media

Times have changed. Our national discourse has become not just adversarial but also uncomfortably divisive. There is no space for debate. Any opposition to the government, by individuals and at the le...
By Kapil Sibal

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.19

All is about to come down upon us

So here we are, in another slipstream, it would seem. In a time and place which is not so easily grasped, in a time and place which could be real. Or unreal. Or surreal. Tough to tell what sort of tim...
By Sankarshan Thakur


Opinion  /  Published 19.04.19

A chance to give 'achchhe din' a new meaning

There may be some phases in a country’s history in which certain idiomatic sayings transcend their suggestive universe and become part of lived experience. One man’s meat, goes one such saying, is...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.05.19

We never felt the Achchhe Din that Modi promised: Punjab candidate

Independent candidate Veerpal Kaur was 16 when her father Krishan Chand swallowed Sulphas, or aluminium phosphide, which has come to be known more as an accessory to suicide here than as an agricultur...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in Ralla

India  /  Published 10.11.18

Rahul’s promise: Will not promise Modi’s moon

Rahul Gandhi has sought to draw a sharp contrast between himself and Narendra Modi, insisting that he would never make a false promise and declaring that he wanted to build a trust-based relationship ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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