Achhe din, like old times
July 30, 2014  12:04
Prime Minister Narendra Modi increasingly seems to be trapped in his own echo chamber. His government is fast confusing the trees for the forest and ignoring the sense of restlessness brewing outside its hallowed circles.

There have been, no doubt, some interesting administrative decisions coming out of this government.

But when even some of its own core supporters start using the "blame-the-bureaucrats' alibi, you know the government has lost a sense of credible control.

It is admittedly early days. But for a government that promised a new narrative, the adjustment to old ways is striking.

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