Arhar Modi! Prices Up 200% In 5 Years, Farm Problems Older


  “Aaj kal gaon me naya nara chala hai: Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi!“   “These days there’s a new slogan in the village: Arhar Modi…”   Sarcastically riffing on “Har har Modi (hail Modi),” a 2014 election slogan, Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi was referring to the rise in pulses–in this case split …Read More

No Child Labour In Tamil Nadu: AIADMK MP. He’s Wrong


    “There is no child labour in Tamil Nadu due to the efforts of the honourable chief minister (J Jayalalitha),” said A. Navaneethakrishnan, member of parliament (MP) from the state’s ruling AIADMK, in the Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.   Sh. A. Navaneethakrishna’s remarks on The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amnd. Bill, …Read More

Modi Wrong About Odisha Voters, Right About Jan Dhan Yojana


    On 27 June 2016, Narendra Modi gave his first television interview, after becoming Prime Minister, to Times Now. We fact-checked some of his statements.   Statement 1:   “The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) is not only about opening bank accounts for the poor. Because of this the poor are feeling that they …Read More

Swamy Gets It Wrong On Arvind Subramanian


    Nothing in India’s Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian’s statement made at U.S. Congressional hearings in 2013 and 2014 suggests he is anti-India or batting for the other side. The testimonies are a healthy critique of the economy in 2013 and have a fairly strong pro-India stance, on issues that bear repeating.   Subramanian …Read More