Modi@365: reviewing Modi's first year as PM

Narendra Modi has completed a year as Prime Minister. Here's a look at the policies, perspectives, controversies and achievements of his government.

May 20, 2015 06:49 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:35 pm IST


RSS to tone down criticism of the BJP

The Sangh has decided to back the Land Acquisition Bill that had the government on the back foot.


Modi and his Chakravyuh

In the Mahabharata, the Chakravyuh was a seven-spiralled battle formation. A look at what the seven circles of Indian polity are.


Promise on transparency

Without a head, functioning of CIC has come to a halt.


Dissent casts a shadow

Cut in fund allocations raises the hackles of Cabinet colleague.


No acche din for higher education

The govt's approach to education is destructive of autonomy and diversity, writes Zoya Hasan.


The republic without a language

The more we use words like 'saviour' or 'super hero', the more we lose the language of democracy.


When the traveller returns

Year Two has to be about the economy. The world is waiting to see what India has to offer in real terms, writes Sanjaya Baru


The strategy behind the inaction

Big economic reform is risky for BJP, whose priority is to replace the Congress as India's default party. By Dhiraj Nayyar


Tea goes cold in Bihar

The biggest challenge the BJP faces is the likely alliance of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, says Amarnath Tewary


Ghar ghar Modi, Bharat bhar Modi

Modi succeeds in building the foundation of a resurgent India, says V.N. Dhoot, Chairman of Videocon group


On govt. anniversary, DD & AIR to play it safe

Critics, and that includes the Opposition, can find their voice on private channels. That is the understanding in Doordarshan and AIR.


There is a palpable sense of hope and confidence

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, on Narendra Modi government's performance in first year of office.


An education in acronyms - Anjali Mody

Amid a plethora of cleverly named new schemes and tech-fixes, the Human Resource DevelopmenM ministry is busy tinkering with bureaucratic processes.


Narendra Modi Year One: Realty check

With the Modi regime completing one year in office on May 26, Nidhi Adlakha speaks to experts to track what was done for real estate sector.


Sunday Anchor

Representatives from three of the country's major political parties debate the pros and cons of the Modi government's first year in office.


Modi should learn from the Chinese their rejection of self-promotion

Pankaj Mishra speaks to Basharat Peer about his exploration of China, the Indian encounter with China and East Asia.


Sitaram Yechury on Modi govt.'s first year: regressive phase

More dangerous than unmet economic goals is the ideological chauvinism, says the general secretary of the CPI(M).


Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: a year of hope

A corruption-free, pro-poor government has put India on the global map, says the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader.


Congress leader Kapil Sibal on the govt.'s first year: promises unmet

Mr. Modi sold promises and dreams during his campaign speeches but the reality has been vastly different, says the former Union Minister.


'States unlikely to bridge gap in funding'

Greater share in taxes may not compensate for budget cuts in Central schemes.


Polite sparring reveals strain in govt-SC ties

The collegium had recommended the elevation of Gopal Subramanium on May 13, 2014, when the UPA was still in power.


200 rallies to mark one year of govt.

The week-long campaign called “Jan Kalyan Parv” is aimed at countering a flood of charges that its policies are ‘pro-corporate’ and ‘anti-poor.’


Pushing the envelope in foreign policy

Modi’s foreign policy has been continuous with that of his predecessors but he is pushing the boundaries of certain engagements.


Best poised to deliver results

The Prime Minister has been proactive and successful in foreign relations but has stalled in Pakistan. It is time he scripted a new narrative.


Hashtags that trended under #ModiSarkar

Here's a look at few hashtags that trended this year under the Modi regime, triggering some fairly heated online exchanges.

Modi's first year in cartoons

What Google says

Modi’s popularity in terms of Google search hit an all time high in May 2014 when he took charge as Prime Minister. Here is a graph tracking his rise:

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