The bottomline is that the Indian economy is like sky-diving from a height of 36,000 feet above sea level without a parachute. It is a free fall. But a frosty finance minister seems to say half-way to the fall to perdition that it is ‘so far, so good’.
Mahatma Gandhi is being systematically expunged from the national consciousness of his beloved country and it is being done with brazen sophistry, writes Sanjay Jha.
If global headwinds do gather ferocity, the India Story is headed for a dark twist. Not a bad time for the government to smell the chai and recognize that the Indian economy is in a parlous state.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going goes the gnomic expression. Perhaps, it is time for the Congress party to have another tryst with destiny.
Here are five suggestions that will help bring about a structural change; strategy, tactics, game-plans, Plan B, alliances, et cetera will be a natural by-product or collateral of this exercise:
The time for incremental tinkering in the Congress party is long over and mere cosmetic changes will boomerang. The time for the shadow cabinet has arrived; it could be the game-changer.
India has changed. India has moved consciously to the Right. It is perhaps not so infelicitous then that Pragya Singh Thakur will soon step into the sacrosanct chambers of Indian Parliament.