Rahul Gandhi’s nation-versus-union of states formulation to describe India is problematic and unnecessary. If he was seeking to make a point about diversity, it got lost in translation. Gandhi must understand academic debates don’t win elections. He doesn’t need to study ‘entire political science’ to communicate better with the people.
Congress manifesto’s promise of jobs to women needs nuance. Blanket reservations won’t work
Congress party Uttarakhand election manifesto’s call for reservation of jobs for women is a signal to the growing bloc of women voters in India. It’s making similar appeals in UP. Quotas are necessary but should be done in a nuanced, sector-by-sector approach, not as blanket reservation promised in campaign mode.
India rejecting Olympics boycott got China bringing Galwan in. Beijing can’t miss chances
India rejected calls to boycott the Winter Olympics in China. China has responded with an event where a PLA officer injured in Galwan carried the Olympic torch. India hoped to overcome the toxic nationalism caused by the clash. Beijing seems determined never to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.