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Poverty of ideas - Arvind Panagariya, Economic Times
Evidence that poverty has declined since India began to liberalise in the 1980s, that the acceleration in growth to 8-9% range since the mid-2000s has resulted in accelerated poverty reduction and that these trends hold for each broad social group rather than just the aggregate population is as irrefutable as it gets in social sciences. In the accompanying graphic, taken from a recent study by Megha Mukim and the author... Read Full Article››
India is now looking beyond the Mahatma - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
Advocates and cat’s paws of change are trying it on social media,  virally growing in importance in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a major presence on it, directly tweeting his observations, without distorting filters and interpreters. Opposition leader and Modi-baiter Rahul Gandhi is a more reluctant participant, using others in his ‘office’ to do his tweeting for him. The Prime Minister, a hugely modern and technologically switched-on man, has instructed his whole Cabinet to take social media seriously.
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Chabahar will provide strategic edge to India - RK Pachauri, Pioneer
Uneasy and hostile relations with Pakistan have constrained India’s ability to develop closer economic and political ties with Central Asia. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the five republics in Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were in a state of significant disorder. These were the states which were totally ill-prepared for nationhood after having been absorbed by the Russian empire in the 18th and the 19th century.
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Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime - M Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Express
After a decade-long scam-tainted rule, India is witnessing all-round transformation. Different sectors of the economy have become vibrant as the government set out to implement the vision and mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is time to take stock as the NDA government completes two years in office. Although burdened by the UPA’s legacy, the NDA government got down to business soon after taking over the reins of power...
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Two years of transformation - Amit Shah, Times of India
The Narendra Modi government will complete two years at the Centre this week, on May 26. Three key elements triggered NDA’s spectacular 2014 election victory – taking development and prosperity to the lowest rung of society, eradication of corruption, and ensuring transparency and ease of doing business. While people may have varied opinions on the success of the Modi government on these three parameters, it is amply clear that we are moving decisively and strongly in these areas.
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Modi@2 - R Sukumar, Mint
Narendra Modi remains a popular Prime Minister with an approval rating of 74%, and despite what a certain section of the polity and the liberal intelligentsia wants to believe about Nitish Kumar, there is no alternative—at least, none that is evident. Any critical analysis of Modi’s prime ministership thus far has to start there. Indeed, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) now truly national (with a double-digit share of votes in Kerala in the south and West Bengal in the east in the latest state polls, not to forget its historic win in Assam)...
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Congress being pushed to margins - Arun Jaitley
The results of the five State Assemblies which went to poll in the last two months are on expected lines. The most important political analysis emerging from the results is a significant setback to the Congress party. It lost both the States of Kerala and Assam. In Kerala, it lost because its Government was mired in corruption scams.  In Assam, its traditional policy of encouraging illegal immigration as a source of vote bank invited a popular wrath. The strategic alliance between the BJP, AGP and the BPF highlighted this historical blunder...
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Rahul Gandhi’s strategy of tailing regional parties falls into tailspin - MJ Akbar, Times of India
As birthday gifts go, nothing could possibly please Prime Minister Narendra Modi more on the second anniversary of his government than a simple majority in Assam and a single seat in Kerala. Both are unprecedented. If Assam is a garden in sudden bloom, Kerala is a seed that could grow into a banyan. On the other side of the ledger, Rahul Gandhi’s ‘tail strategy’ has fallen into a tailspin. As ideas go, this had its merits for a party desperate...
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BJP scripts history in Assam, sets sights on north-east - Gyan Varma, Mint
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created history in Assam on Thursday, ending the Congress’s 15-year rule with a decisive mandate that vaulted it to power in the state for the first time. The victory in Assam also means the BJP will get to play a decisive role in the politics of the tumultuous northeastern region, where it has until now been a marginal political force. BJP and its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)...
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Amma bucks 32-year trend - Kumar Chellappan, Pioneer
In what could be described as a historic event in the political saga of Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, led by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was on Thursday voted back to power for the second consecutive term in the recently-concluded Assembly election, by bagging 134 out of 232 seats. Even as counting was in progress, the AIADMK established an unassailable position early on by leading in 131 seats out of the 232 constituencies which went to polls on Monday.
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No beating Didi this time? - Bhanu Joshi & Neelanjan Sircar, Hindu
When Mamata Banerjee, the charismatic leader of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), came to power in West Bengal in 2011, she promised poriborton (change). During the 2011 election, echoing the sentiments of many others, a villager in Purba Magrahat, South 24 Parganas district, had told us, “Let me try the TMC for five years; if I don’t like what I see, I’ll switch right back to the Left Front.” At that point, the Left Front had been in power for 34 years straight, but their popularity had waned...
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