Tag - Narendra Modi
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5 Election Parody Websites You Might Have Missed

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We may call them politicians, but the Internet calls them cannon-fodder. Image: Indian Memes Much has been made of how big a role social media has played  in the 2014 Parliamentary elections. However, as our politicians discovered with bad grace and much chagrin – with the Internet’s great potential for propaganda-spamming, comes the inevitable flipside Read more

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The Campaign Lens: Narendra Modi

The Campaign Lens: Narendra Modifeatured

T hroughout my travels, I had been looking closely for signs of the ‘Modi wave’. I finally saw it on the day that Narendra Modi filed his nomination as the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Varanasi. I had never witnessed a sea of humanity such as the one I saw standing at Mint House that Read more

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Is Modi Too Ambitious? Arvind Panagariya On Infrastructure, Reforms & Joining The Government

Is Modi Too Ambitious? Arvind Panagariya On Infrastructure, Reforms & Joining The Governmentfeatured

A rvind Panagariya is a Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. A well-known backer of Narendra Modi’s economic policies, the Princeton-trained economist is open to moving to India if offered a role in the new administration. However, in an interview with The 545, the former Chief Economist Read more

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BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwati

BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwatifeatured

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Affairs at Columbia University and among India’s most eminent economists. In recent years, the Mumbai-born, Cambridge-educated academic has been broadly supportive of fellow Gujarati prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The 545 recently interviewed him to ask how he sees India’s economic model changing in the Read more

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Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modi

Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modifeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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How many ‘clean chits’ for Modi?

How many ‘clean chits’ for Modi?featured

This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog On three occasions – one each in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – the Supreme Court of India has supposedly absolved Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming elections, of culpability in Gujarat’s communal riots of 2002. But Read more

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The Obamafication Of Indian Political Campaigns

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This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog During his visit to Hyderabad in September last year, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chanted US President Barack Obama’s 2008 rallying cry, ‘Yes We Can’, in a public meeting. This was the most striking example to date of the Obamafication of Indian political campaigns. Read more

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