Big-picture transformation takes more than just chasing targets

We Indians love large numbers. We also love big ideas. This probably was one of the reasons why Narendra Modi, as a new Prime Minister in 2014, embarked on a series of mega initiatives – all touted as game-changing ideas – to accompany the promise of ramping up implementation of existing schemes. Investing political capital …

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A messy democracy does not need an emperor

As has been pointed out over and over again following the Karnataka elections results, there is now solid evidence that the best counter to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ideology it represents, is to mount a direct face-off in every state. Triangular or four-cornered contests are almost surely doomed, because of the vote-bank …