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In election season, India competes with campaigns’ ‘black money’

Rama Lakshmi/The Washington Post – In this year’s hotly contested national election, officials say, dirty money is out of control. India’s election commission is tracking cash seized by election observers nationally for the first time and have so far seized $45… Continue Reading →

How India’s elections affect Hindu-Muslim marriages #mustread

This election year, inter-religious couples say the current political climate raises fears about the future. ENLARGE Amir Rizvi, a Muslim scriptwriter and graphic designer, has been married to his Hindu wife Shalini for eight years. Rizvi, a script-writer and graphic… Continue Reading →

We Must Not Turn a Blind Eye to the Election of Narendra Modi, India’s Milosevic

Political director of The Huffington Post UK Posted: 02/05/2014 13:21    When Jörg Haider, the leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, joined the country’s coalition government in 2000, the res­ponse from the rest of the European Union was swift. Every… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi: Number crunching makes PM post a distant possibility

  Gaurav Pandhi,IBNLive Specials | Apr 30, 2014 at 06:38pm IST At his Grand nomination gala at Varanasi, the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi all of a sudden chose to interact with the media. The BJP workers, flooded the holly… Continue Reading →

What if the “Modi Wave” turns out pure media hype?

  Sunday, April 27, 2014 What if the “Modi Wave” turns out pure media hype? Where would numbers then stand?   Here is a thought provoking article by Prabhu Chawla, trying to quantify the so called “Modi Wave” and compare… Continue Reading →

PIL filed in Bombay HC against deletion of 2 lakh voters’ names

      Apr 30, 2014, 11.54PM IST TNN[ Shibu Thomas ]   MUMBAI: A public interest litigation has been filed before the Bombay high court, challenging the deletion of over two lakh names from the electoral rolls, and urged it to allow… Continue Reading →

#India – The best democracy that money can buy

  Should we worry that Modi may be spending as much on advertising as Obama spent on his entire 2012 campaign?   Economic Times April 30, 2014 What money can buy Siddharth Varadarajan The 2014 election is a reminder of the… Continue Reading →

Fact finding report on Self Immolation of Dalit Hari Singh, who was denied voting

  दलितों को लोकतंत्र के हाशिए पर रखने का षडयंत्र है हरि सिंह का आत्मदाह मतदान से रोके गए हरि सिंह के आत्मदाह प्र्रकरण की हो न्यायिक जांच- जेयूसीएस राम भरोसे इंटर कालेज, देवचरा के मतदान केन्द्र पर दोबारा मतदान… Continue Reading →

#India – Worshipping Gods in the times of Elections

  Ram Puniyani   Arun Shourie, who was part of NDA, a fellow traveler and an ideologue of BJP wrote several books, many of them against minorities and dalits in particular. One of these which was strongly protested against by… Continue Reading →

Ramdev’s meetings banned in Lucknow till May 16 after ‘honeymoon’ remark row

Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Updated: April 27, 2014 16:34 IST Yoga guru Baba Ramdev addressing a gathering in Lucknow on Friday Lucknow: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today faced more heat following his controversial “honeymoon” remark against Congress Vice… Continue Reading →

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