Our forgotten hope for the olympics

Our Forgotten Hope For The Olympics

Historically, India hasn’t performed well in the International stage in athletics. Every year we hear disappointing results of the Indian competitors, and those few who do manage to notch up a medal tally are hailed as heroes, only to be forgotten in a couple of months. Some would even...

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The Political Realities Of India

The first lines of the Preamble to the Constitution of India have been immortalised in every school book and educational institution. Our childhood is full of memories of grudgingly opening our books to the flowery, often described as beautiful, portrayal of the document which celebrates our independence.

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The Gods, The State And Maneka Gandhi

Historically, the State has always kept its distance from Religion. Accepting the importance of organised religion in an individual’s life, the value of the belief and respecting the faith a citizen has are some of the reason for this demarcation. Avoiding the chaos of clashing with religious rules and...

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For Mehbooba Mufti, Tough Times Ahead?

Almost 5 months of uncertainty in the Indian state of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed has taken oath as the 13th Chief Minister of the state. The PDP-BJP alliance has formed the government again. The previous CM of J&K and the PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died in January this...

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#BiharElections: The Last Lap!

As November 8th draws closer, the heat and buzz around the Bihar Assembly elections is on the rise. Political circles are abuzz with what’s being touted as one of the most crucial State elections of all time! The power tussle between the contending parties, the larger than life campaigns,...

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Rajya Sabha: The Coveted Trophy

As the Bihar Mahabharata nears its final, nail-biting conclusion and we find ourselves swamped by the wall to wall media coverage, clarity is the need of the hour. As caustic sloganeering and shrill newsroom debates reach a fever pitch, objectivity takes a backseat. Amid the cacophony, how does one...

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#BeefBan: Holy Cow, Unholy Politics!

That cow slaughter is reason enough for man slaughter is not only appalling but also grossly archaic and ridiculous. The indoctrination and growing intolerance of the people is nothing but a manifestation of carefully crafted hate politics by the so-called religious leaders to fulfill their personal and political agendas.

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#BiharPolls: What Will Clinch the Deal?

With the campaigning for the Bihar Assembly polls heating up, all those involved in the election process- whether politicians, pollsters or the electorate- are placing their bets on what they think will be the deciding factor in these crucial elections. You, the reader, may have your own viewpoint on...

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#RaGaPhirBhaga: Think Rahul, Think!

Every politician needs time to contemplate, rethink, analyze and plan- be it his/her strategies, plans or at times even ideology. But, Congress’ heir-apparent has been doing this for far too long now and more often than not. Agreed that his party is going through its worst phase and is...

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Modi’s Digital India: What Is It All About?

Digital isn’t the word you’d often associate or put alongside India. We’re more familiar with using words like “traditional India”, “cultural India”, or “ancient India”, etc. India had its first brush with “information technology” and “digital” in the 80s under Rajiv Gandhi’s leadership and then in the early 90s....

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Is The Congress Trying To Be More Like The BJP?

In politics, everywhere, perceptions matter. Politics in India is no exception. Perceptions about political parties in India are created by either the leader/s of the party (Gandhiji’s or Nehru’s charisma determined the perceptions about the Indian National Congress during the freedom struggle and in the 1950s-60s, respectively), the slogans...

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