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हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें Politics in India is a play of brains and elegance, one that loses the latter as election days come closer. Opponents start hitting straight arrows, ditching the subtleties. Something similar happened in the speculation centered Telangana on September 6th. The president of Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) and Chief Minister, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR), in a press conference marked a clear shot at Rahul Gandhi, calling him the [...]

AAP Party

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the very name itself has gradually become an oxymoron as per the allegations of corruption made by the departing party members from time to time. Born out of the Anna Hazare-led India Against Corruption agitation which intended to root out corruption by bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill, the Aam Aadmi Party was a beacon of hope for people of Delhi and [...]

The 1984 Genocide and Congress

“It was a tragedy, it was a painful experience. You say that Congress party was involved in that, I don’t agree with that. Certainly there was violence, certainly there was tragedy,” said Rahul Gandhi, on August 24th, 2018, while talking about the 1984 anti-sikh ‘riots’. The statement has unleashed a new set of uproars within the nation, as well as outside. The Congress president was in conversation with UK-based parliamentarians in London as part of [...]

Somnath Chatterjee profile

The nation was gripped with a patriotic nationalist fervor with Independence Day just two days away when the news of the demise of Somnath Chatterjee saddened the atmosphere. The country was still recovering from the death of M Karunanidhi when this sad news engulfed the entire nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet referred Somnath Chatterjee as the strong voice of the downtrodden people who worked hard for the upliftment of their living conditions. [...]

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas is the day when the nation pays homage to all the Indian soldiers and civilians who served and fought for their motherland. On 26th July 1999, Indian Army successfully completed the ‘Operation Vijay’. In 1998-99, Pakistan army personnel were infiltrating Indian borders to cause disruption in Kashmir and severe ties between the Kashmir and Ladakh region, disguised as mujahideens. ‘Operation Badr’ was the operation code used by the Pakistani army intruders. On [...]

Pakistan General Elections 2018

India and Pakistan gained independence more or less at the same time with a difference . Both the neighbouring countries have had a different electoral history, there has been a stark contrast. India’s electoral history has been occasionally marred by controversy, while Pakistan’s electoral history has been time and again halted by the military coups that destabilised the democratic institutions within the country. Pakistan is heading for parliamentary elections on 25th July, with former Pakistan [...]

Queer Activism & Indian Politics

  With the Supreme Court putting its verdict on Section 377 on ‘Reserve’, the battle is still perhaps only half-won. As the central government, or at least, the Prime Minister continues to stay quiet on the issue, an introspection is in order. India’s political climate spells “misty and foggy” when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. The parties stride cautiously, not wanting to lose the conservative vote bank, but shouldn’t there be more to politics than [...]

Maharashtra Bandh Maratha Reservation Protests halt the State

Wide-spread protests across the state of Maharashtra on Tuesday brought an abrupt halt to the life in the state. Violence and damage to public property was seen across several places in Maharashtra with reports stating the damage being done to shops and vehicles increasing with every hour. However, Maratha Kranti Morcha called for a peaceful protest to be followed today, but things took a nasty turn. The protestors took to railway tracks to block the [...]

Rahul Gandhi New face for PM

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections looming over heads, downpour of speculations is already in place. The opposition needs a PM candidate, and it needs it soon. In this season of names being called out everyday, one particular name has naturally made the highlights- Rahul Gandhi. The Congress President has hinted on several occasions, his willingness to become the next Prime Minister. With questions being shot from every direction, is the ‘Prince’ really ready to [...]

Mobocracy and Lynching

On a fine day in July, 32-year-old Mohammed Azam Ahmed, was traveling to Handikera village in Karnataka to attend a social gathering. Mohammed Azam, was an engineer at Google working on the company’s project in Hyderabad. He was along with his friends Mohammed Salman, Noor Mohammed, and Qatari national Salham Eidal Kubaisi. The group of friends stopped over for a cup of tea and some evening snacks. Things took a nasty turn for them, when [...]

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