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Grand welcome to PM Modi showed India’s rising global stature

It has now dawned on the Americans that they have no option but to respect Modi’s independent but principled foreign policy

The grand reception for Modi in the most powerful capital of the world was a way to acknowledge that he was now indeed a global leader. (Arindam Bagchi Twitter)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 09:46 PM IST

In Narendra Modi’s welfare model, no one is left behind

What is welfarism under Modi? It involves an efficient State that delivers on its promises and refuses to accept corruption as a fait accompli in politics.

This focus on maximising coverage is what makes the BJP’s model of welfarism distinct from those of other parties. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 07:39 PM IST

What the middle class can expect in the forthcoming budget

An analysis of the Narendra Modi government’s budgets proves that it has always been pro-middle class. Since coming to power in 2014, the BJP government has been working hard to improve the standard of living of the middle class

The Ayushman Bharat Yojna has reached 500 million people, covering a large chunk of the middle class. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 08:11 PM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

Modi redefined, refined and reoriented reforms with a focus on the vulnerable

Without the ultimate consumer of goods and services — the citizen — no reform can survive, industry can’t sustain itself, markets can’t expand, exports won’t surge, farmers won’t proposer, and India’s growth story can’t continue. And that is why the definition of reforms must be broad and take into account the most vulnerable.

After he assumed power in Delhi, the electorate saw Modi as a mass leader, and may not have expected much by way of reforms. But to achieve his goals, PM Modi streamlined administration, underpinning his philosophy of minimum government and maximum governance. He got rid of corruption and provided a clean governance model. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 07:23 PM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

By spending, the Union Budget offers an antidote to poverty

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has created a buzz in the market. Her budget will help rebuild consumer confidence

The FM’s intent is clear — and that is to lead India’s V-shaped economic recovery with all the government’s might (Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 03, 2021 06:38 AM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

The economy is looking up. Seize the moment | Analysis

Whether India will carve out a key role for itself in the new world order or not will depend a lot on how quickly it becomes an economic powerhouse

On the domestic front, India needs to attract global brands which are keen to move out of China altogether(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 07:32 PM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

Modi’s plan for economic revival is a game-changer

The focus has been on the supply-side. Expect measures, within bounds of fiscal prudence, to boost demand

The PM’s clarion call for self-reliance is a game changer. Imagine the force, energy, skills and strength a self-reliant nation of 1.3 billion people will bring to bear on the global polity(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:40 AM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

Covid-19: Modi’s global stature will help India| Analysis

The PM’s excellent ties with world leaders and his call for collaboration will help India preserve lives and livelihoods

In the wake of the pandemic, India’s key priority will be the domestic revival of the economy(ANI)
Published on Apr 16, 2020 05:57 PM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam

Hindus and Muslims may fight but always make up

Unlike in the past, the Modi government’s schemes have reached the poorest sections of the Muslim community.

People who try to pit Hindus against Muslims in India should be aware of the damage that they are doing by chipping away at the natural unity between the two communities.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 13, 2019 07:55 AM IST
BySyed Zafar Islam
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