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SPECIAL ISSUE: MODI'S ONE YEAR IN POWER

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How the Modi government works - An inside report

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One Year Of Modi Special

Narendra Modi: The Pursuit of Happiness ~ by S Prasannarajan Narendra Modi: One man, one year, one hell of an idea ~ PR Ramesh and Ullekh NP An inside report from Planet Modi Time to open up, Mr Modi…

Prime movers for Narendra Modi

Nripendra Misra, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO THE PM A former IAS officer of the UP cadre, he was picked by Modi through a formal interview process. His career began in 1967 and he has worked at the WTO,…

Narendra Modi: Appreciation & Apprehensions

Mahesh Bhatt, FILMMAKER In the last year, it has painfully dawned on the nation that the messiah of change did not have a magic wand. When you start hearing the same old rhetoric that a seed’s been…

Narendra Modi: The Pursuit of Happiness

Here we are talking about the first year in the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is an act overlooking the truth that here we are talking about a man for whom every waking hour is a moment…

Time to open up, Mr Modi

Now that the BJP has passed its first anniversary in power, it is time to try to assess what kind of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is shaping up to be. There are two kinds of judgement to be made. The…

Modi Moda

When Narendra Modi was a lad in Gujarat in the impoverished, tea- stall phase of his life, he can hardly have imagined that he would one day stride on the Mongolian steppe dressed in a deel— the…

Narendra Modi: The cultural revolutionary

Anniversaries are moments of reflection and evaluation; they demand rituals of memory and measures of assessment. They are crucial because they are markers of history, and sometimes even the history…

Narendra Modi: The global pragmatist

In the one year that he has been in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has animated Indian foreign policy by taking a proactive approach on some critical issues and departing often from…

Varanasi: A pause in eternity

It is 5.30 in the morning and thousands have gathered at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Shlokas ring in the air as pundits offer morning ritual aarti to the waters of the Ganga; ‘Har Har Mahadev’, a chant…