Faith Overrides Flaws…BJP’s Thumping Win A Reminder Of Modi’s Cult Status

December 9, 2022 4:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chemistry with Gujarat coupled with Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s inimitable electoral arithmetic, has ensured the BJP’s historical win in Gujarat. AAP particularly played a major role in decimating the Congress to 16 seats. In the 2017 elections, the BJP had bagged 99 and the Congress had an impressive 77 seats. […]

Inside India’s Largest Muslim Ghetto: The Times They Are a-Changin’

December 7, 2022 5:48 pm

Juhapura is the largest Muslim ghetto in India. Today it goes to polls. I spent a Sunday there. Presumptions are dangerous. The vegetarian food I found in Juhapura is (probably) as good as the non-vegetarian fare that this place is known for, besides the blood. When I say blood, I mean the bloody riots and […]

The much-anticipated three-way battle

September 25, 2022 7:40 pm

Deepal Trivedi It is a clash of models in Gujarat. The BJP has been consistently in power for about 27 years in the state, bar 1996 when Shankersinh Vaghela became the Chief Minister for a year with outside support from the Congress. In any other state, anti-incumbency, slackness and people’s desire for a new party […]

Another Tea Seller from Gujarat cracks it, this time for Oscars.

September 21, 2022 11:30 am

Nalin was a small boy with big dreams in the remote Khijadia village in Saurashtra. As this boy who hated studying helped out his father who sold tea at the Khijadia railway station outside Amreli, he would want to run to watch the movies. Fillam, as films are still called in this region, was the […]

Immigration racket to USA, Canada from Gujarat Continues Unabashedly

September 17, 2022 9:08 am

In January, the world was horrified by the news that a family of four from Gujarat froze to death on the Canadian-American border while illegally trying to cross to America. The family, Jagdish Patel, his wife Vaishali, 11-year-old daughter Vihangi and three-year-old son Dharmik were a part of an 11-member group that was trying to […]

How Gujarat Model scored over Maharashtra and got the Vedanta Foxconn Project

September 15, 2022 8:09 pm

A major political slugfest is on in Maharashtra as the Opposition continues to corner the Eknath Shinde led government for letting the Rs 1.54 crore plus Vedanta Foxconn deal slip from Maharashtra to Gujarat. It must be noted that Maharashtra had primarily offered a subsidy of Rs 40,000 crores to Vedanta-Foxconn project. Compared to this, […]

The Politics Of Hate And Why Gujarat Will Not Do Justice To Bilkis Bano

August 25, 2022 7:19 pm

Nothing in Gujarat is devoid of a political angle in New India. Politics is to Gujarat what Bollywood is to Mumbai. So, those trying to brush off the release of Bilkis Bano’s rapists as a “local decision” smacks of hypocrisy and typical phoniness that is very striking of those who support Gujarat and its communal […]

“My Son Is A Drunkard. He Drank Alcohol. Save Him From Dying Please”Illiterate Woman says Gujarat Govt Should Not Lie That Her Son Drank Chemical

July 26, 2022 4:46 pm

She is Madhuben Ranchhodlal Vaghela. She is a resident of Rojid village. Rojid is a non-descript village in Barwala taluka of Botad district with a population of less than 7000. More than 11 people from this village have died and more than that are in different hospitals. This includes Madhuben’s son Deepak. He is battling […]

With Elections In Mind, PM Modi Visits Gujarat For The 7th Time In 90 Days And People Still Want More Of Him. That’s His Popularity.

May 30, 2022 8:07 pm

“Have to salute Prime Minister Modi for his focus, determination and hard work with strategies in place”, a senior BJP minister in the Bhupendra Patel cabinet told Vibes of India on Saturday night. “For us, even a single ward matters. We take all elections very seriously”, said a BJP Union minister from Gujarat. Nayna Patel, […]

With elections in mind. PM Modi visits Gujarat for the 7th time in 90 days and people still want more of him. That’s his popularity .

May 29, 2022 10:56 pm

“Have to salute Prime Minister Modi for his focus, determination and hard work with strategies in place”, a senior BJP minister in the Bhupendra Patel cabinet told Vibes of India on Saturday night.“For us, even a single ward matters. We take all elections very seriously”, said a BJP Union minister from Gujarat. Nayna Patel, a […]

Slowly, but smartly and steadily, Gujarat BJP relieving Hardik of criminal charges

May 10, 2022 4:00 pm

The road for young Patidar leader and Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel to join the BJP appears to be inching in. Though he continues to vehemently deny that he is joining the saffron party; he has been vocal about his “displeasure” with “nothing happening in Congress” and its “lazy leadership”(his words). Hardik however is […]

Hardik Patel Rebels Against Gujarat Congress Leadership

April 23, 2022 10:16 am

India’s grand old party, the Indian National Congress has enough troubles to handle any more but it is facing rebellion by Hardik Patel,  its vice president in Gujarat. Nine months before the Assembly polls in Gujarat, Hardik has begun to speak his mind out against “State party leadership” for not letting him work. “The Congress […]

WHO BURNT KHAMBHAT, Find It Out For Us, Residents Implore.

April 15, 2022 6:26 pm

“Please find out who killed Kanaiya Kaka”, Sheikh bhai who has now closed down his small kiosk and has moved out of Khambhat tells us on the phone, crying and  recalling how they regularly met up at the dargah near his house. On the other hand, a Hindu woman Daksha implores Khambhat police to find […]

Gujarat 2022: In New Political Equations, Naresh Patel-Prashant Kishor May Work Together. Ashwin Kotwal To Quit Congress Soon

March 29, 2022 5:48 pm

There is good news for Congress in Gujarat. The Patidar leader Naresh Patel, who is believed to be one of the vital connecting links between different Patidars in the State has reportedly decided to throw his weight with the Congress. Helping decode Patidars and the overall elections scene for Gujarat could be Prashant Kishor. Kishor […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan In Deep Political Crisis; May Have To Quit Power

March 24, 2022 9:14 pm

No government has ever completed its tenure in Pakistan since its formation in 1947 and circumstances are now repeating with cricketer turned politician, Prime Minister Imran Khan facing serious trouble with his three most important allies besides his own members reportedly withdrawing support to him. The Pakistan National Assembly has 342 seats and a minimum […]

How Gujarat Model Of BJP Has Become A National Nigel And The Takeaways Of The Election Results

March 13, 2022 8:07 pm

Without sounding parochial, I think that by virtue of being a Gujarati, I read elections better. The reason is simple. I  have been watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi work from 1992. I have vivid memories of the time he formed the first majority BJP government in Gujarat in 1995 and ruled from 2001 till he […]

My Ideal: Nathuram Godse Bags A Trophy. In Gujarat Of Course. Winner Teary Eyed After Trophy Is Taken Back After 48 Hours.

February 16, 2022 3:57 pm

He spoke with a vigour and an enthusiasm that many in polarised Gujarat undoubtedly subscribe to and clapped. So when a school student was awarded the trophy for his oratorial clarity, subject knowledge and passionate debate on “My Ideal:Nathuram Godse”, hundreds of people clapped. Several stood up to give the student a standing ovation for […]

Exposing: The dirty, dodgy business of human trafficking for the big American Dream 

August 3, 2022 3:13 pm

Investigation into the horrifying death of the family of four from Gujarat while trying to illegally gain entry into the US through the Canadian border last month has laid bare the schemings and workings of an intrinsic five-tiered layer chain of human trafficking. And Vibes of India, which has been bringing you exclusive details about […]

“Gujarat Bus Operators Should Not Stop At Muslim Dhabas Or Be Ready For Consequences”

August 3, 2022 3:11 pm

Deepal Trivedi, Ajeet Tiwari and Janvi Sonaiya Gujarat highway food stall owners are jittery after the International Vishwa Hindu Parishad  and Bajrang Dal have issued a new diktat asking vigilant Hindus to inform them if they see any buses stopping for snack breaks at Muslim owned eateris or dhabas on the Highways. “Let us start […]

The Misery Of Unemployment In India And The Lure Of The  American Dream

August 3, 2022 3:30 pm

Was Jagdish Patel, the Gujarat man who froze to death with his wife and two kids on the US-Canada border, merely chasing an American dream or did he leave India in a desperate, jobless and frustrated state? The incident is taking on political colours in India. While Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi refuted […]