2015 seemed to be a promising year in India with the advent of a new government in the country. But despite progressive agendas which were lauded around the world, the Modi government was not saved from the murkiness of political swamp.

The strongest elements which enabled the Modi govt to storm ahead into the Lok Sabha polls boomeranged with detrimental consequences for the party. When authors and actors resorted to the quiet-but-deadly protest of returning awards, this phenomenon urged the country to cast a critical glance on itself and towards its government.

Tied to a political impasse which went rigid as time passed, the Modi government, dealing inconsistently but tactfully at times, paddled through a tumultuous tide in 2015.