Best of BS Opinion: A Cinderella horror movie, a hurtling mass of finality

Here is the best of Business Standard's opinion pieces for today


Kanika Datta

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The Reserve Bank of India’s periodic surveys of consumer sentiment in urban areas has shown that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently managed to fill urban Indians with hope. T N Ninan tracks the dual assessments of two indices – current and future expectations – since 2013 to show how the current index fluctuated before and after demonetisation and the pandemic but the index of future expectations stayed consistently high. Yet today, neither indices have reached the highs they touched in early 2019, which saw the Bharatiya Janata Party storm back to power. The question is whether economic growth, lower inflation and an improvement in employment prospects will translate into a curve steep enough to ensure the BJP another term in power in 2024, he writes. Read it here

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Aditi Phadnis reviews the Gehlot-Pilot rivalry and says the Congress Party will be the biggest loser if it is not resolved permanently. Read it here

Sandeep Goyal ponders the impact of a remake of Cinderella as a horror movie. Read it here

Debraghya Sanyal describes how trains influence narratives on cinema screens. Read it here


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