Tag Archives: Indian Politics

AAP LEADERS ARRESTED, BJP MEMBERS LET OFF FOR SIMILAR OFFENCES IS LOPSIDED JUSTICE

The article originally appeared on DailyO. Some Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs are in jail. Some are out on bail. Some are in the imminent threat of being put behind bars. If the law is catching up with them, it means they would have committed some criminal activities. Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. So the law ...

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BEHIND RAHUL GANDHI’S COMING OF AGE STORY LIES THE HUMBLE POTATO

The article originally appeared on DailyO. Today, while speaking on price rise in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi again revisited his favourite metaphor – potato – and thankfully his background team had supplied him with a logical and well-researched dataset this time. While taking on the Narendra Modi government left, right and centre, and saying that the prices of the essential commodities ...

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MODI GOVT @ 2: A DAY OF STATISTICAL TALES

Today was basically a field days for spokespersons. They tried to cover as much length and breadth of this country as possible and they tried to speak as louder as they could so as to become audible (and visible) to media and social media eyes and ears and so on. What was put in action some days ago saw its ...

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WHY TWO STATE GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED? WHY MORE IS UPCOMING?

Simply, because it has been the political culture in India. Congress was always notorious for dismissing/sacking elected governments in states and the party has exercised/exploited this option innumerable times during its long reign in India – some 55 years of India’s 68 independent years. And like the Congress party is complaining now – is crying now – all those parties ...

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NOW THAT IS NOT AT ALL ‘INCREDIBLE’!

He is a good actor, in fact, one of the finest India has ever produced. He is known for choosing his roles sensibly and he has consciously created an image for himself that conveys the feeling of a self-made identity with some gravity. That is for masses and he, no doubt, is a mass hero. What he does in his ...

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EXISTING VS NEW BREED IN INDIAN POLITICS

Rapidly changing developments in Indian politics – coming in with a new, brazen attitude to follow your stuff and stick to your logics (even if the logics fall very well in the realm of senseless arguments or arguments that can never be proved)! Welcome to the changed realpolitik of Indian politics with its new breed (or the latest addition) that ...

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WOULD ARUN JAITLEY STEP DOWN?

The verbal war intensified today – as expected – throwing up catchphrases like ‘master of half-truth and beautiful lies’ and ‘diversionary tactics’ – and as expected – it is expected to run a hot spell for some more days. But here is a wild thought – wild because this ‘normal reaction’ has become so rare in Indian politics – that ...

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NJAC VERDICT: IF POLITICIANS CAN, THEY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS ‘NEGATIVE IMAGE’..

The Supreme Court of India’s verdict on the ‘National Judicial Appointments Commission’ Bill (NJAC Bill) was the most important development in the recent policymaking history of India. And so, rightly, the nation was hooked to it. The Indian society is going through a deep distress these days and the widespread corruption eating into every wing of social sphere – including ...

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BADAL AND MANDELA!

I wanted to write on it – and now I am writing it – and my mood is fine – a bit light in fact. Now, irrespective of its pros and cons, its merits and demerits, and its different sides, the comparison made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that morning, the metaphor delivered by him, was going to be the ...

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THE MAHATMA WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE CONSCIENCE OF HUMANITY..

Mahatma Gandhi will always remain great because he was one among us – and he will always remain ‘the one’ among us. And for that reason – and for that reason alone – October 2 will remain the universal day of humanity – not just in India – but across the world. And the world is celebrating this spirit – ...

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