The election season in India has begun and the decibel levels are getting louder and shriller. Amidst all the din & noise and the drama that is getting played out in states like Karnataka and West Bengal, one tends to ignore issues centered around Governance. While one takes a bird’s view of the evolution of Governance & Democracy in India since independence, one feels both proud and impressed. I have tried to summarize this in line with the Governance Indicators developed by the World Bank and the same can be heard in the recent speech that I gave at the Tagore Center, Embassy of India, Berlin. This talk was organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi and was held on the 16th of January, 2019.
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The resounding mandate that the people of India have given Prime Minister Modi is a clear message that the people trust him and his leadership to take India forward. More than a century ago, Swami Vivekananda had spoken about a ‘New India’ resplendent in her glory, that would arise and take its place amidst the comity of Nations. The time seems to be opportune for this to happen with the Prime Minister constituting his cabinet and taking the oath of office yesterday. The people that he has chosen, the combination of class, caste, experience, freshness to office and competence indicates
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