The reign of King Khans-Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh-appears to be fading, being replaced by the Age of Akshay Kumar. From interviewing Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the 2019 Lok Sabha election to featuring in four releases in 2019-Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4 and Good Newwz-Akshay Kumar was the numberContinue Reading

There was a time when a government scheme could be launched simply by handing over a giant cheque to a grateful-looking recipient. Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed all that. In 2016, for example, when he launched the Ujjwala Yojana in eastern Uttar Pradesh, which targeted handing out 80 million freeContinue Reading

Sometime next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome US President Donald Trump on his first state visit to India. Among the highlights of the Trump trip will be a sequel to the rapturous ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event organised in Houston, Texas, in September last year which saw the two headsContinue Reading

Does good politics translate into good economics? Not necessarily, at least in the Indian context. The team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah might have seemed unstoppable in winning elections and delivering on audacious political promises but there has been a sweeping sense of disappointment onContinue Reading

For the past month or so, India has witnessed a growing swell of protests against the Narendra Modi government’s stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Cutting across all sorts of social divisions, citizens have been vocal inContinue Reading

The India Today Mood of the Nation (MOTN) poll in January 2020 adjudged Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath as the best-performing chief minister for the second time in a row. What makes the feat all the more striking is that Adityanath is the only BJP face among the top seven chiefContinue Reading