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Why Modi Won't Do Away With Sedition Law

Why Modi Won't Do Away With Sedition Law

Rediff.com4 days ago

In the last ten years, 96 per cent of the sedition cases against 405 individuals pertained to making critical remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, points out Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.

Do Sonia, Rahul Know What They Are Doing?

Do Sonia, Rahul Know What They Are Doing?

Rediff.com14 Jul 2022

Mother and son refuse to go away despite indications blowing in the wind that their leadership is ringing the death knell of the party, observes Ramesh Menon.

India Is Paying The Price For Politics Of Hate

India Is Paying The Price For Politics Of Hate

Rediff.com6 Jun 2022

If you love India, you cannot weaponise religion to stay in power, asserts Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.

Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024

Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024

Rediff.com12 May 2022

Ramesh Menon, the veteran journalist suggests Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi what he should do if he wants to win 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Has Online Education CHANGED Your Kids?

Has Online Education CHANGED Your Kids?

Rediff.com18 Apr 2022

An astrologer told Ramesh Menon that he was increasingly having worried parents asking him about the future of their children who were showing serious behavioural changes like lack of tolerance towards others, shunning social interaction, and even violent behaviour. They were worried because they had never ever seen such traits in their children before the pandemic.

Will AAP Forge A New Political Culture In India?

Will AAP Forge A New Political Culture In India?

Rediff.com29 Mar 2022

AAP will have to learn to be patient as such electoral changes do not happen in a hurry, asserts Ramesh Menon.

Business can't alone build a country, Nirmalaji

Business can't alone build a country, Nirmalaji

Rediff.com10 Feb 2022

Had Finance Minister Sitharaman thought a little more about the middle class, disadvantaged sections, and the poor who are struggling, it would have been an inclusive Budget that would have made history, notes Ramesh Menon.

Omicron: 200 Million Indians Yet To Be Vaccinated

Omicron: 200 Million Indians Yet To Be Vaccinated

Rediff.com24 Dec 2021

We need to give a booster shot to all our frontline workers first as if they fall victim to Omicron, the health system will collapse, points out Ramesh Menon.

Climate Change: India Must Walk The Talk

Climate Change: India Must Walk The Talk

Rediff.com25 Nov 2021

India lost around 38.5 thousand hectares of tropical forest in the last decade. Nearly 14 per cent of the country's tree cover! It is one thing for Modi to announce that India will reach a net-zero level of emissions in 2070. But if it is serious, it needs to start today, points out Ramesh Menon.

India has Reason To Worry about Taliban

India has Reason To Worry about Taliban

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

India is worried about Pakistan getting the Taliban to ignite trouble in Kashmir, observes Ramesh Menon.

India Sitting on COVID Time Bomb

India Sitting on COVID Time Bomb

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

Whether the third wave will ravage us depends on the pace of vaccinations, careful and calibrated opening up of establishments, and a strategy to contain the spread in specific states or pockets.

Modi's 7 years: Lost Opportunity for India

Modi's 7 years: Lost Opportunity for India

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

Seven years is a long time for any of Modi's promised actions to show up. If voters are angry and cynical today, it is because the rhetoric stings, argues Ramesh Menon.

How India botched up its war against COVID-19

How India botched up its war against COVID-19

Rediff.com10 May 2021

India is in the midst of its biggest crisis since Independence. It is a national emergency and begs to be dealt with. Politics can wait. Lives need to be saved. We need to vaccinate India at a pace faster than any country in the world, asserts Ramesh Menon.

Migrant workers struggle to survive as pandemic rages

Migrant workers struggle to survive as pandemic rages

Rediff.com9 Apr 2021

It took a lockdown for us in India to even recognise that the plight of migrants needs to be addressed. They were faceless and unrecognised. They were unappreciated and even hounded. They were poorly paid and exploited, notes Ramesh Menon.

Lessons from the Farmer's Protest

Lessons from the Farmer's Protest

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

'This confrontation could have been avoided by a less arrogant administration that initially listened, used whatever negotiating skills they had and tried to be more credible,' observes Ramesh Menon.

BJP will have to treat Nitish with kid gloves

BJP will have to treat Nitish with kid gloves

Rediff.com17 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister only till the time the BJP wishes, points out Ramesh Menon.

How Modi can thwart Xi

How Modi can thwart Xi

Rediff.com24 Oct 2020

'The world does not care about the tension on our border.' 'India has to emerge as a strong economic power.' 'Respect comes when the world sees a country with a direction and leadership that has a vision,' points out Ramesh Menon.

Have Sonia and Rahul buried the Congress?

Have Sonia and Rahul buried the Congress?

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

'It is mind-boggling that a party can be in rigor mortis even after numerous electoral defeats,' observes Ramesh Menon.

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.

COVID-19 can reset wrongs done to invisible millions

COVID-19 can reset wrongs done to invisible millions

Rediff.com23 Jun 2020

'The Modi government must create conditions to integrate millions into the rural economy as many migrants are certainly not going to return to live an undignified life,' notes Ramesh Menon.

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