Gujarat’s new cabinet may be BJP’s biggest gamble yet in the run-up to assembly polls

September 16, 2021 8:19 pm

Even as ‘Team 26’ led by the first-time MLA  and now Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is confident of triumphing in all 182 Assembly seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, it is more than apparent that the BJP is basking in premature overconfidence and its dream of making Gujarat Congress and AAP free in […]

First time MLA becomes Gujarat’s Chief Minister

September 12, 2021 6:17 pm

He was sitting in the corner of the fourth row in the BJP headquarters at Kamalam when his name was announced as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Suddenly clamour broke out with people shouting Dada, Dada, Bhupendra Patel quietly got up and went up to the stage and gave less than a minute and a half […]

Why Vijay Rupani was asked to resign as Gujarat chief minister

September 12, 2021 6:46 am

Vijay Rupani is a lucky man to have completed his five-year term as Gujarat chief minister because considering his record, he did not deserve to continue in the position. Maybe his exit as chief minister of Gujarat, the BJP’s model state, is a message the high command is sending to some other powerful chief ministers […]

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani had to go but his exit has been hastened.

September 11, 2021 4:25 pm

This is a developing story (Photo: The last picture of Vijaybhai Rupani as Chief Minister of Gujarat) Less than one hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated Sardardham, a 200 crore Patidar project in Ahmedabad to facilitate over 1600 Patel youth to pursue their ambitions, PM Modi decided that time was ripe to replace […]

You should read this piece if you believe you are a good Indian or a well-wisher of Indian farmers

September 6, 2021 2:45 pm

It’s the largest protest in Indian history and is showing no signs of losing steam. For over nine months now, farmers across India have been protesting the ruling BJP government’s farm laws, which they say will crush the widely scattered farm sector and corporatise it. On September 5, farmers from 15 states across India gathered […]

Gujarat BJP signals return to hard Hindutva at state executive, vikas can wait

September 3, 2021 1:20 am

Aggressive Hindutva is back with more muscle power in Gujarat. That was the takeaway from the first day of the BJP state executive meeting that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated on Thursday in Kevadia. It was also clear that even though the state Assembly elections are still 16 months away, the BJP has begun […]

Farmer suicides: Mere statistic for the government, cruel reality for devastated sons of soil

August 27, 2021 12:04 am

A tribal farmer, steeped in debt and hit by Covid-19, consumed pesticides to kill himself in Gujarat’s Navsari on Wednesday night.Nilesh Patel waited for the fervently promised ‘Achhe din’, but they never came. At least not in his lifetime. He had been hoping that they would arrive – if not within the promised 100 days, […]

Right to Drink Alcohol: Gujarat High Court atleast agrees to hear petitions challenging State’s Prohibition Policy

August 24, 2021 11:11 am

Petitions cite the right to privacy to question the 1949 law; state says redefining laws based on the citation like ‘inviting bull to a china shop’ The Gujarat High Court on Monday accepted a batch of petitions challenging the provisions of Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949, which bans the manufacture, sale and consumption of liquor in […]

It was never easy to be an interfaith couple in communally polarised Gujarat but now the High Court makes it slightly better. For now, at least.

August 20, 2021 6:58 am

When Alpa married Aman (names changed to protect identity), she knew his religion fully well. She knew he was a Muslim right from the time they got ‘cosy’ while dating online. From sharing food pictures and talking about their favourite Bollywood stars, they graduated to exchanging their phone numbers. After ten months, Alpa ran away […]

Rakesh Asthana rewarded again. A profile of the Dabang cop.

July 28, 2021 12:42 am

Not every one would get such wonderful news four days before their retirement.But Gujarat cadre’s 1984 batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is a lucky man.Some call it a reward for political services,others term it as destiny and some others call it “purely merit” but Rakesh Asthana wouldn’t comment on it.Rahul Gandhi called him Modi’s blue […]

GujaratExplained in the Cabinet Reshuffle [Part I]

July 8, 2021 1:55 am

Gujarat has never had it better. Not during the Congress led by Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi or UPA led by Manmohan Singh, Janata Party (secular) led by Charan Singh, Janata Party by Morarjee Desai, Janata Dal National Front by VP Singh, Janata Dal (United front) of Deve Gowda and I K Gujral,  Samajwadi Janata […]

VOI exclusive : Will this be the new cabinet of PM Narendra Modi?

July 7, 2021 5:33 pm

Vibes of India has a list of names that have been nearly finalised for the new Narendra Modi cabinet.According to sources, Narendra Modi has discussed this list with his confidant and Home Minister Amit Shah.   Suspense is building over the new Modi cabinet that will be formally announced at 6 pm. Since the morning, […]

A case of Mangubhai Patel, the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh

July 6, 2021 8:58 pm

PM Modi’s political wisdom in Governor Appointments Behind every governor’s transfer, there has been a lengthy political debate and apt calculation. These days in India, Governors are no more cosmetic heads of the State. They play a critical role in various  manoeuvrings and manipulations as we all know. The appointment of Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel, 77, as […]

The big fat Modi Cabinet Rejig

July 5, 2021 11:55 pm

“Caste and political implications may be given more weightage than sincerity and experience”. Amidst the buzz of a cabinet reshuffle, a source in the know of these developments in Delhi claimed to Vibes of India (VoI), that this Union cabinet rejig is aimed at killing many birds with one stone. He gave us a few […]

No answers will be given: Parul Khakhar

August 3, 2022 1:00 pm

Parul Khakhar speaks volumes with her silence. This revolutionary poet from Gujarat who captured the imagination of the world with her “Shab Vahini Ganga” has not been selective in her criticism of the “system”.  People who try to denigrate her work as a one-time outing to defame the government for its mishandling of the pandemic, […]