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Lok Sabha election 2019, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Sidhu vocal chords, Navjot Singh Sidhu

Keeping Your Word: Dear Navjot Sidhu, now that Rahul Gandhi has lost Amethi, when are you quitting politics?

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had said that he would quit politics if Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi. It's time to fulfill your promise, Mr Sidhu!

POLITICS

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Lok sabha election exit poll, Mamata banerjee meme, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Rahul Gandhi

From WhatsApp messages to online memes: Lok Sabha elections in the time of social media

Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and even hilariously mocking memes were the weapons of choice for political parties during Lok Sabha 2019. Interestingly, these were used directly also by voters themselves.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Balakot, Balakot air strike, Pulwama terrorist attack, Pulwama

How Pakistan is looking at the Indian Lok Sabha elections 2019

For Pakistan, Modi’s term is marked with hyper-nationalistic Pakistan-hating in the backdrop of the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack and its warlike Balakot aftermath. Many wonder what the future now holds for bilateral ties.

POLITICS

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Nyay, Rahul Gandhi, Congress manifesto, Lok Sabha election 2019

What’s wrong with NYAY?

Rahul Gandhi’s ambitious Nyuntam Aay Yojana or NYAY would have been a great plan in utopian India. In the real world, it is just anyaay.

POLITICS

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How to vote india, Polling booth near you, Voting process, Phase 6 voting

How To Vote: All you need to know to cast your vote for Lok Sabha 2019, Phase 6

From finding your polling booth to vote timings, here’s a ready reckoner for elections 2019

POLITICS

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Racism, Delhi University, Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party

Dear Arvind Kejriwal, an open letter from a South Indian in India's capital

Cut back on your racism against us, sir. South Indians are not illegal foreigners in our own capital.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
TRS, YSR Congress, Naveen Patnaik, Rahul Gandhi

From Bofors to 'Brashtachari', Indian politics changed under Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi is perhaps the last to know

By taking on Modi with 'Chowkidar Chor Hai', Rahul Gandhi perhaps thought he was avenging Bofors. He didn't realise the new tenacity and bite in political leaders today, until the rejoinder arrived.

POLITICS

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Jan Dhan Yojana, Pmay, Pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana, Modi in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Musings from my election tourism in Uttar Pradesh

Stepping away from the hyperbole, the marketing and the media blitzkrieg, I went on a personal campaign trail through Uttar Pradesh. Here's what I found.

POLITICS

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Modinomics, Congress, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narender modi

How an empowered rural economy forms the bedrock of the Modi govt's long-term strategies for 2022

Modi govt has invested tremendous transformative projects in rural India, from water conservation to soil testing, etc. The results include bumper production to once water-dry areas like Latur, now not needing even a water tanker!

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Election Commission of India, Electoral Bonds

No democracy for the poor? Data shows richer candidates have a much higher chance of winning Indian elections

BJP is now the richest political party in India. With wealth raining in, often from crony capitalist sources, hidden in schemes like electoral bonds, money is changing our politics for the worse.