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Reversing India’s Darkening Outlook – Part 5

March 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Third, we the people of Urban Middle India have to come together in a way that has never happened before. We have the technologies to make it happen – mobile and social networks. We have the reason to make it happen – our future, along with that of our children. We have a leader who [...]

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Reversing India’s Darkening Outlook – Part 4

March 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments

  I have written in the past about the need for a single party to get to 275 seats in the Lok Sabha in the next election so we can get to the business of governance without being constrained by regional satraps wanting their say in every policy. I don’t think I went far enough [...]

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Reversing India’s Darkening Outlook – Part 3

March 28th, 2012 · No Comments

On the political side, the Fronts are multiplying. Sensing weakness in both the Congress and the BJP, the regional parties are trying their hand at talking about various alternative formations for the next elections. One of them, the Samajwadi Party, has already sounded the bugle for mid-term elections. It almost seems like 1995-6 all over [...]

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Reversing India’s Darkening Outlook – Part 2

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

The Economist, in its latest issue, featured India’s fading optimism on its cover. It wrote: This dispiriting scene is in turn mainly caused by two political problems. The gradual fragmenting of voters’ allegiances has made India’s parliamentary arithmetic excruciatingly tight. The Congress party, which has ruled the country since 2004, depends on fickle and populist [...]

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Reversing India’s Darkening Outlook – Part 1

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments

The misplaced optimism that India would pursue a path of economic growth, good governance and development after the 2009 elections has evaporated. It is now clear that we are not just heading in the opposite direction, but doing so rapidly. Politics is, once again, hurting India’s economic and aspirational future. Just in the past couple [...]

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