Views That Matter

In a severe jolt to the Modi sarkar’s tall claims that last year’s note ban had destroyed black money in India, recently released data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows that almost 99% of the banned 1000-rupee notes were actually returned to the RBI.
India’s livestock economy is among the biggest in the world.
Last year, while analyzing two years of Modi government, we had underlined the ‘unrelenting authoritarian assaults on the campuses and students in the wake of the imposition of RSS’ agenda of Hindutva’.
Over these three years of Modi raj, we have seen India abandon its position as an important, independent voice of the global south, and relegate itself to a subordinate ally of the US. Nearer home, Indian policy on Pakistan, China and Nepal has been a complete failure.
The Modi government has completed three years at the Centre. The BJP came to power with the slogan of ‘Sab ka sath Sab ka vikas’ but in practice, the governance of the country has become ‘Poonjipati ka Sath Vanchiton ka Vinash’ (Support the capitalists, destroy the deprived).
As the third year of Modi government ends, the communal Hindutva campaign of RSS-BJP has reached top gear. Yogi Adityanath, the unashamedly divisive face of the Saffron Brigade, being put at the helm of the biggest state of the country is the most blatant expression of this.
Commercialisation and saffronisation of the education system has intensified in the NDA II regime of Narendra Modi. Funding has been cut for public educational institutions and some are being privatised.
When the Modi government swept to power in May 2014, it did so without a single Muslim or Christian MP among the 282 who won on the party’s ticket.
Three years of Modi Raj. How has it been for the women of this country? In one word: devastating.
Doing terrible things in an organized and systematic way rests on "normalization." This is the process whereby ugly, degrading, murderous, and unspeakable acts become routine and are accepted as "the way things are done." There is usually a division of labor in doing and rationalizing the unthink