Month: March 2019

Parley | Is Modi the best communicator of them all?

Parley | Is Modi the best communicator of them all?

Youth
Updates from :  the Hindu : A comparison of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy with some of his predecessors Whether it is his monthly radio broadcast programme, Mann Ki Baat, or his tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach is unlike anything seen before. Sudheendra Kulkarni and Pankaj Pachauri analyse Mr. Modi’s speeches and compare his communication strategy with those of previous Prime Ministers in a conversation moderated by Anuradha Raman. Excerpts: Has Mr. Modi’s strategy of reaching out directly to people been effective? Sudheendra Kulkarni: Mr. Modi is an amazingly effective communicator. I do not agree with his politics, but it must be said that he is a tireless communicator. Perhaps he has communicated more to the people of India than any Prime Min
Brain fry for breakfast?

Brain fry for breakfast?

Food & Beverages
Updates from :  the Hindu : On how mornings in Madurai are incomplete without meat on the plate At 7 am, the 60-year-old Sulthan Hotel in the heart of Madurai is shrouded in the smoke of mutton chukka cooking on a firewood stove. Seated at the first table inside the hole-in-the-wall eatery is a tubby man clad in a chequered lungi and striped shirt, digging into a mound of shreddedparotta soaked in glistening chicken salna. ‘Chomp chomp...’ he goes non-stop, setting right his bushy moustache frequently and opening his mouth wide to stuff in more meat with every bite. He pops in a whole lamb shank and chews on it with such unabashed vigour that one could hear sounds of the bone cracking. He smiles sheepishly and goes back to the business of some serious bone-biting. Everyone else,
When growth is inclusive, a universal basic income is not necessary: Rathin Roy

When growth is inclusive, a universal basic income is not necessary: Rathin Roy

Business
Updates from :  the Hindu : Such a scheme will be fiscally prudent only when spending is reduced on things such as health, education and irrigation Rathin Roy, a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, and Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, says inflation targeting is not a technocratic exercise. Rather, it should be a political decision. Edited excerpts from a conversation with The Hindu: The Congress party has promised Universal Basic Income (UBI) if they come to power? What are your views on such a scheme? India is not a developed economy. So, when someone proposes a UBI in India, the first question I ask is why an UBI? The economy is at least growing at 6% and has grown at 8% in the past. Are we saying that an economy that grows a
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