THE QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS BJP NEED TO ASK BEFORE COMMENCING ON ITS STRATEGY FOR UP ASSEMBLY POLLS

THE QUESTIONS Is the Assam verdict assuring enough to get complacent over BJP’s chances and challenges in Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in India with maximum Lok Sabha and assembly seats and therefore with the maximum count of Rajya Sabha claims? Has BJP not committed blunder by appointing Keshav Prasad Maurya, a Lok Sabha MP from Phulpur constituency in Allahabad ...

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THE KOLLAM QUESTIONS

THE QUESTIONS Are we religious or are we ‘religious zealots’, the fanatics, who don’t care even for other lives? Was it a man-made accident or a massacre? When a ‘man-made common sense’ said bursting firecrackers was dangerous when there were thousands of people around, what made those so-called custodians of Hinduism go ahead with the recipe of disaster? Are temples ...

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SOME STRAIGHT THOUGHTS ON ‘SPIRAL OF SILENCE’ IN ACTION IN INDIA

THE QUESTIONS — Is the ‘Spiral of Silence’ coming into its own in India now? — Is the 2004 General Election a beginning point to see the ‘Spiral of Silence’ in action in India? — How is social media shaping the ‘Public Sphere’ discourse in India? — Is India the next big leap for a socially relevant social media after ...

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SOME ‘SMART’ SMARTPHONE AFTERTHOUGHTS!

THE QUESTIONS — How really smart a smartphone is? — Should your smartphone be smart enough to make you look dumb? — How long should the life of your smartphone be? — Should there be a mental barrier on how much you should spend for a smartphone? — What should be your upper mental barrier on the pricing front when ...

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SHANI SHINGAPUR STANDOFF TOMORROW: SOME RANDOM QUESTIONS

1. Why men fear women presence in innermost religious circles? 2. Is religion not the most primitive tool to maintain male domination in the society? 3. Will tomorrow be a bitter standoff at the Shani temple in Shingnapur village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharastra? 4. Is it just another political spectacle or a sincere part of a the lager ...

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AAP PROJECTED TO SWEEP DELHI: GRAND FALL OF THE GRAND OLD PARTY OF INDIA CONTINUES (IV)

THE QUESTIONS 1. Ajay Maken’s realization – from ‘we will score and spring a surprise’ to ‘we will respect the mandate and would play whatever role public would want us to’ – even before the results are out – has Congress accepted its doom in Delhi’s politics after the projections of exit polls which did not give the party more ...

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AAP EXPECTED TO SWEEP DELHI POLLS: WHAT WENT WRONG FOR BJP? (III)

THE QUESTIONS After the Exit Poll results on February 7, the day of voting.. 1. Was BJP always in two minds on its chances in Delhi and that ultimately resulted in the mess that we saw in these assembly polls, as it could really never assess its ground properly and that made it try to delay the Delhi polls until ...

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AAP EXPECTED TO SWEEP DELHI POLLS: WHAT WENT WRONG FOR BJP? (II)

THE QUESTIONS After the Exit Poll results on February 7, the day of voting.. 1.Did keeping on postponing Delhi polls for so long help AAP regain the lost ground after Kejriwal’s ‘deserter act’ leaving Delhi just after 49 days of governance to pursue the national political agenda? 2. Did BJP fail in exploiting electorally the ‘deserter act episode’? Did the ...

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AAP PROJECTED TO WIN DELHI: SOME INTROSPECTIVE QUESTIONS FOR BJP (I)

THE QUESTIONS After the results of the final rounds of opinion polls of some major agencies on February 3.. 1. Narendra Modi says we will prove the pre-poll surveys wrong by winning Delhi. On the same day, February 4, a day after the final round of many opinion polls gave Aam Aadmi Party a clear majority, Venkaiah Naidu says ‘Delhi ...

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DELHI ASSEMBLY POLLS: WHERE CONGRESS CAN PITCH IN

THE QUESTIONS 1. Can Congress expect the intervening one year will help it recover some lost ground expecting the time may abate the feeling of anger against the Congress led previous union government? 2. Would the party be able to draw mileage from ‘AAP breaching the trust of Delhi voters by deserting the Delhi government in just 49 days’ to ...

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