Anil Nair

Articles By Anil Nair

11 Articles

Book Review: A welcome departure from the traditional Indo-Pak binary

Pakistan and the Muslim World places Pakistan in the larger politico-cultural context of the Muslim world.

Pakistan and the Muslim world News

Budget 2019: Centre sets ambitious revenue target; tax mop-up seen growing at 9.5%

Budget 2019 India: The gross tax to GDP ratio is projected to decline to 11.7 per cent in the current financial year compared with the revised figure of 11.9 per cent for the last fiscal.

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Budget 2019: Farm crisis biggest challenge for FM Nirmala Sitharaman, but her maiden Budget may not solve it

India Budget 2019: A lasting solution to the crisis is outside the scope of the Budget. The government needs to unleash bold reforms in the sector and push for modernisation of agriculture to fix the problem.

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Can Rahul Gandhi win elections like Modi? Yes, if he can learn from the BJP campaigning

If Rahul Gandhi is indeed serious about the Congress posing a real challenge to the BJP in 2024, it needs to emulate the latter's winning tactics

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The final frontier: Why Kerala remains elusive for the BJP juggernaut

Barring Karnataka - and Telangana to an extent -- the BJP had a dismal outing in the South. The biggest disappointment was that Kerala continued to defy an all-pervading Modi wave and refused to send a BJP member to the Lok S

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Left on terminal decline? Three historic blunders that cost communist parties their place in Indian politics

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, CPM had put up 70 candidates, just to win three, compared with nine in 2014. The CPI had fielded 51 candidates, just to get two elected.

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BSP’s Mayawati eyes PM’s post, but faces heavy odds

Even if Mayawati manages a good number of seats from Uttar Pradesh, her ability to articulate a national vision for a ragtag coalition will put her skills to test

Elections News

Improve education, health facilities to transform India, Indian American entrepreneur’s advice to government

If you have education and health, you can conquer the world. With either of them absent, you have a major handicap. If you want to make somebody independent, then you need education.

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Wilful defaults: 2,571 FIRs registered, 9,363 recovery suits filed by PSU banks

Public sector banks have filed 2,571 FIRs and 9,363 recovery suits against wilful defaulters till September 30 this year.

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Ayushman Bharat: Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh top beneficiaries

West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh emerged the largest beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, Narendra Modi government's flagship healthcare insurance scheme.

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Unlocking defence land to serve India’s cities

In just 4 cities—Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow and Chennai—it can provide for 29 lakh housing units, 15% of India’s total affordable housing requirement

Unlocking defence land to serve India’s cities