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  Punjab Opinion Poll 2017   2017 Assembly Elections – Setting The Trend 2017 is an important year for those interested in Indian political developments. This year shall witness the state assembly elections of a number of 7 states in the country – Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Of these, the assembly elections of Gujarat, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh are important since they shall be indicative of the trends that [...]

Role of the Indian National Congress and the way it led the Indian struggle for freedom is not unfamiliar. It is known by all, read by all and applauded by all. But there seems a huge difference in the Congress of then and now. The party was once guided and led by the finest of the leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bipin Chandra Pal, Surendranath Banerjee from all spheres [...]

February 18, 2014

To me, it looks like someone told Arvind Kejriwal that 20:20 is not only the best form of, our national passion, cricket, it is also best form of introducing a political challenge.  These 20 politicians who have been targeted have definitely had two sleepless nights and a restless day.  Aam Aadmi Party cannot swing all 20 of these their way, but 12-13 look a fairly safe bet. When I look at the two seats of [...]

With the clamour of what is called the Revolt of 1857 quietening, any close notion of unity was left far behind. Even in the revolt, the resistance to colonial rule had been local. This is not to take away anything from the dissenters, only to state that around the penultimate decade of the 19th century, something called India was not even in the vocabulary or imagination of the people residing in the sub-continent. While parties [...]