The New York Times quoted Gateway House's Neelam Deo in their article on the UPA's recent cabinet reshuffle. She criticizes these changes as being arbitrary and argues that they render a minister's years of expertise on a subject entirely worthless.
Just a few years ago, India seemed on the brink of becoming the world's next great power. Today, its future appears less certain. Although some have blamed the global economic recession, the real problem is domestic - namely, the centralized, secretive and arbitrary political culture that pervades New Delhi.