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The Beginning Of The End
03.04.17 - observer with opinion

" In my beginning is my end"
.....
" In my end is my beginning "
(TS Eliot, The Four Quartets, East Coker)

The ominous auguries of the inevitable beginning of a long drawn out and predictably painful end of the Modi-Shah dominated Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) era of Indian politics, though not yet perhaps of the RSS project of the Hindu Rashtra, Akhand Bharat and Vishwa Guru Bharat, are casting their looming shadows over a widely and variously divided India already, and need to be objectively analysed, intensively studied and widely discussed to prepare us for potentially tumultuous times to come in the foreseeable future of our increasingly brittle and fragile Nation State at a crucial juncture in World History. 

The sudden meteoric rise of Yogi Adityanath on the horizon of Right Wing politics in India is problematic in more ways than one, for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Party President Amit Shah, ...
  


Dear Prime Minister, Remember the nineties? And Arjun and the eye of the fish?
13.08.16 - preet k s bedi

Till the eighties, terms like GDP and growth rate were for pink papers, deficit was a meaningless concept as the government could always print more money and job creation meant the government hiring more people. With low growth, high inflation and no job creation, we were inching towards a precipice. And crashed into it in 1990. 
 
Though packaged as a correction of social inequality, the Mandal agitation was really a wake-up call announcing that government just did not have enough jobs and opportunities for the armies passing out of schools and colleges. Job creation had to be planned.  
 
It was left to the two most colourless men running a minority government to change it all. Whether by circumstance or design, they plunged so completely into reforms that economy became everyone’s business. In hindsight this was their smartest move. They  by-passed the political class entirely and made economy a topic of discussion ...
  



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