India’s Modi, Shah, Jaitley Lose Some Bounce

Narendra Modi’s BJP government is looking defensive and rattled, even jittery. For the first time since it swept to power in 2014 it has lost some the bombast and razzmatazz with which Modi has trumpeted countl... Read More...

India’s Arun Jaitley launches pro-poor rural budget

India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley is the calm voice at the top of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. His role is usually not to worry so much about the economy, but to try to present a sense of sanity and reasonableness as the governmen... Read More...
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India’s Modi and Jaitley Slow Off the Mark

The current disillusionment with India’s new government is not surprising given the images built up in the past by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Modi, previously a powerful ... Read More...