Modi’s visit to Israel, a first by any Indian PM, will be keenly watched as he seeks to set new levels. Can he do it in a manner that balances with the conflicting interests that rule the politics of the Middle East? Will the Gulf nations accept his hand of friendship?
After 365 days in office, Modi has left no one doubt that it is he, and he alone, who runs the government. Any performance review then must look at how he has fared
During his first year in office, Modi appears to have excelled in building relationships with other countries. All it has taken is a pragmatic shift away from his party’s rigidity of the past
That Salman Khan was able to get a quick relief from the courts soon after he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison had more to do with getting the best legal brains to represent his case. To plainly say that it was because he was rich and famous, that he could influence judicial processes would be undermining the Indian judiciary’s fairness
An in-house critique of the Modi government’s performance in the first 12 months, which talks of ‘directionless and disappointing’ economic policies, is rubbished by those in power. Can mid-course corrections replace such attempts to silence critics?