Union Budget 2015-16: Sabka Vikas Finally On the Cards?

Jaitley’s budget was to be an actual test of the Modi government for mainly two reasons: firstly, in order to reverse the negative trend of the past years

Budgeting For The Poor

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is among the world’s most ambitious poverty alleviation programs, promising a hundred days of work in a year at a hundred rupees pay per day for any adult willing to work.

Top 10 Highlights From Union Budget 2015

Being termed as “make or break,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has put forth the Union Budget of 2015 in the parliament, this morning. He has announced a budget that revolves around maximizing growth that would benefit ordinary people as well as boost investment in the nation.

Talking Points of Budget 2015-2016

For many, this budget will be the acid test for this government and its policies. The honeymoon period is well over, and the time to deliver has come.

Communal Venom Continues to Spread Across the Country Even As Modi Repeatedly Calls for Religious Tolerance

Modi is a powerful Prime Minister, unlike his predecessor, as he insists. Can a Prime Minister as powerful as him really fail to rein in communal forces if he has the will to? The answer to this question is likely to remain lost in ambiguity and political rhetoric.

Rahul Gandhi and the Eternal Dilemma: To Be or Not To Be?

Why, even after a decade long wait, should the country wait for Rahul to come of age? Is it because Rahul happens to be Rahul Gandhi?

Costly Dreams for Railways: Prabhu to Present Crucial Railway Budget 2015-16

There are also a string of green initiatives underway, with the Railway Budget expected to incorporate building of LPG trains, waste-to-energy systems, windmill alongside tracks and solar power lights for railway stations. WiFi on trains is also a possibility

Aam Aadmi Party: Jo Kaha Woh Kiya

Yesterday, after a cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi government announced cheap power and launched a free water scheme.

Land Acquisition Ordinance: Rahul Gandhi Goes Missing

The Budget session is set to begin, as is the political play that should see Opposition parties standing united over the issue of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. And yet, in the immediate wake of the Budget parliamentary session, Rahul Gandhi takes leave, and is nowhere to be found. #WhereIsRahul has been trending internationally since Monday night, suggesting that for once, news on Rahul Gandhi is following him around on his frequent offshore trips.

Corporate Espionage: How Big is this Scam?

It couldn’t have been a better time to be in power. Dharmendra Pradhan, the incumbent minister of petroleum and natural gas was given his portfolio in a break of tradition – he was a minister of state occupying a position normally given to cabinet ministers. But the PMO had expressed a strong will to keep its people in this ministry.

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