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  • Rahul Gandhi destined for political wilderness?

    Petrol and Diesel, by themselves, have become the most inflammable issues in Indian politics now. The ever-rising prices of petroleum products have the potential to set any political system on fire, if the current developments in India are any pointer. After a long chase to catch an issue that can bring the entire opposition together and also grab people’s pulse, the Opposition found the issue of ever increasing prices of Petrol and

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    Politics is the art of selling the impossible

    At the BJP National Executive in Delhi last week, the party leadership projected a picture of confidence and determination, at a time when the government is under fire for rising fuel prices and a falling rupee. The upbeat mood in the BJP, it appears, has more to do with the disarray in the Opposition than its own performance. Indeed, the BJP leadership devoted considerable time to criticising the proposed mahagathbandhan.

  • Invitation to Rahul Gandhi: RSS master-stroke!

    Indian politics seems to be crossing a difficult ghat with many steep slopes and curves. The pointer is that the Congress boss Rahul Gandhi is likely to receive a formal invitation from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat to attend the organisation’s gathering at Nagpur, soon. If the media gossip holds any truth, the RSS has decided to invite him when Bhagwat would deliver the key-note address. And if Rahul accepts

  • Narendra Modi does some plainspeaking

    It is one of the long-standing ironies of Indian politics. Abusing the moneybags from the public pulpit and supping with them in private comes naturally to our politicians. Since the electoral wheel is oiled by humongous sums of money, a vast proportion of it illicit, all parties, including the Communists and the newbie, Aam Aadmi Party, cannot do without dollops of cash from the rich industrialists and traders. Any politician who claims

  • Mr Naresh Agrawal, don’t apologise, just change your sick mindset

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal (now BJP member) on record said some objectionable and vile things about Jaya Bachchan and indirectly comparing her to a dancer. This incident is not one-off because many politicians cutting across party lines (Digvijaya Singh, Giriraj Singh, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Sharad Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Abu Asim Azmi, Sanjay Nirupam, Yogi Adityanath, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Abhijit Mukherjee; the list is unending) have said some nasty and unparliamentary things

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    BJP-Shiv Sena break-up: Is Sena beating around the bush or standing up for itself?

    Politics is like a game of chess where you are never sure what will be your next move and, it is also uncertain and unpredictable. Indian Republic is never short of drama and the recent news of Maharashtra’s regional party and ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) both at centre and state i.e. Shiv Sena announcing that they will go alone in 2019 Lok Sabha polls and assembly elections have raised a few eyebrows.

  • Is Rajinikanth playing to the gallery or serious about his entry in Indian politics?

    India is a country which is always in a churning mode and Indians are obsessed with politics, sports and entertainment cutting across party lines and class. On 31st December 2017, Tamil cinestar and demigod Rajinikanth announced his entry into political arena while meeting and greeting his fans and said that time is right to take the plunge and his conscience is telling him to clean the electoral system in Tamil Nadu politics.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Is this the end of the road for the Lalu Prasad Yadav in Indian Politics?

    India is world’s largest democracy and also a republic country, which excels in following the people’s mandate and is a throbbing example of a secular country. Last week in the Indian polity has been an exciting one as verdicts in some cases have opened up our democratic structure. First the acquittal of all the accused (ala Raja, Kanimozhi) in the 2G spectrum case by a CBI court and then relief for ex

  • Sonia Gandhi’s political journey: From reluctant politician to Congress’ high command

    Sonia Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress (INC) will be retiring today from her post as party president and Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take over as new Congress President. Mrs Gandhi’s political journey has seen lots of ups and downs and it would be fair to say that Sonia Gandhi has seen it all and now the time has come for the new generation to take over and it will

  • Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?

    Indian National Congress (INC) is India’s grand old political party and even after 132-years is still going strong amidst winds of change and political crisis. Congress is remembered as a party which fought for India’s independence and always followed Gandhiji’s ideals and independent India’s first Prime Minister was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and now Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take charge as Congress’ new president taking over from his mother

  • Narendra Modi at 67: Has the game really changed or has the rhetoric taken over?

    What is the idea of India? Where is India headed? Is India still fighting the age-old problem between communalism and secularism? Will the dream of ‘Bapu’ Mahatma Gandhi ever be achieved? The questions are endless and we could keep going on and on, but India as a republic after 70 years of independence is standing at crossroads and no one knows what will happen to Bharat. Narendra Damodardas Modi is a man,

  • Why BJP and Amit Shah should aim for 400+ for 2019 elections

    Indian republic is always in an election mode. India being such a vast country with 29 states and seven union territories, somewhere in the country elections are happening. In 2014, Indian politics changed forever with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning close to 340 seats out of 543 and BJP winning 282 seats single-handedly and it broke all sets of records. Narendra Modi has completed three years at the centre

  • Sangh parivar misusing Hindutva for mobilising votes: Congress

    New Delhi: Hailing the Supreme Court’s decision to decline reconsidering the 1995 order on the meaning of ‘Hindutva’, the Congress on Wednesday stated that the term was being abused in Indian politics, especially by the ‘Sangh parivar’ who were using the term for the sole purpose of mobilising votes.

  • Ulta Pulta: Testing times for Indian dentistry

    With dentists recommending root canal treatment even for a shaking tooth how can we ignore BJP leader Ram Madhav’s warning to Pakistan over the Uri attack, ‘for one tooth, the complete jaw’. Do we have enough jaws to cope with the situation, wonders V Gangadhar.  

  • It’s time Kejriwal laid his histrionics to rest

    Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo, is a past master in skulduggery. His penchant for melodrama and theatrics is well-known by now. Though there is no taint on him of being personally corrupt, he has no qualms about adopting the most unethical of means to gain power and then to retain it.