Bhavdeep Kang

Stories By Bhavdeep Kang

Rubbing off a little bit of Mahatma  Gandhi on politicians

Rubbing off a little bit of Mahatma Gandhi on politicians

Albert Einstein famously said of Mahatma Gandhi that future generations would “scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh a...Read More

Little something for everyone

Little something for everyone

A government emerging from a second consecutive electoral win is in a position to take big and bold decisions. From that perspective, Bud...Read More

As with Hamlet, Rahul Gandhi’s tragic flaw is indecision

As with Hamlet, Rahul Gandhi’s tragic flaw is indecision

Gandhi’s fuzzy agenda and inability to stay the course has contributed to the party’s current mess.

GM crops debate: A price tag on consumers' health

GM crops debate: A price tag on consumers' health

The mangoes we consume with such relish don’t carry a label, informing us how many times the tree from which it came has been “washed” wi...Read More

Water conservation at the backend needs attention

Water conservation at the backend needs attention

Nal se Jal or piped water for all by 2024 is the flagship programme of the current NDA government. The concept is deeply disturbing in a ...Read More

The right and left need to strike a balance in politics

The right and left need to strike a balance in politics

The blowback from the liberal elite over the NDA’s emphatic Lok Sabha win has been expectedly severe. The voter has been charged with abu...Read More

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he celebrates the victory in India's general elections at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters, in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. - Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory on May 23 in India's general election and vowed an "inclusive" future, with his party headed for a landslide win to crush the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

Whatever happened to anti-incumbency?

Narendra Modi, true to his penchant for setting new records and pulling rabbits out of his Rajasthani ‘safa’, became India’s first prime ...Read More

Green concerns left out  of party manifestoes

Green concerns left out of party manifestoes

Environmental concerns are always someone else’s problem, as manifest in the great urban traditions of littering, leaving taps running an...Read More

Fair game: Politicians need to laugh at themselves

Fair game: Politicians need to laugh at themselves

Humour is subversive. The more authoritarian the state, the more citizens will make fun of it. From medieval England to Humour is subvers...Read More

If Priyanka Gandhi intends to stay, she has to open up

If Priyanka Gandhi intends to stay, she has to open up

The Priyanka enigma continues to confound. She has been panned for not fighting against Narendra Modi in Varanasi, most notably by ‘liber...Read More

If not Modi, then who? The big picture is hazy

If not Modi, then who? The big picture is hazy

With great power comes great responsibility. In popular culture, the of7th Lok Sabhat-cited quote from Spiderman refers to the exercise o...Read More

All are poll pundits but none of us has a clue

All are poll pundits but none of us has a clue

Opinion polls and pre-election surveys are like weather reports, more interesting than accurate. Psephologists are fixtures on news shows...Read More

Indore: Poll training given in locked rooms of colleges
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Middle class not just a spectator on sidelines

Another landmark in the life of democracy is celebrated today. Pre-poll freebies have fallen like gentle rain on vote-rich bastis, as if ...Read More

Congress manifesto raises more questions than answers

Congress manifesto raises more questions than answers

The Congress election manifesto for 2019, like all such promissory statements, is largely populist in nature. Having been drafted with th...Read More

Stray cattle menace could cost BJP votes

Stray cattle menace could cost BJP votes

Stray cattle have become a source of distress for farmers, to the point where they are cited as the most serious ‘pest control’ issue in ...Read More

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Elected women have become change agents

More than 1.35 million women across the country enter public life through panchayats every year, but they are consistently under-represen...Read More

BJP is painting Opposition in pro-Pakistan colours

BJP is painting Opposition in pro-Pakistan colours

The post-Pulwama effect on the 2019 Lok Sabha is a major concern for all political parties in the fray, as is evident from the Opposition...Read More

The dust is a long way from settling

The dust is a long way from settling

The government’s stance on the muh-tod jawab to Pakistan has been nuanced and devoid of triumphalism. Apart from a flurry of tweets on th...Read More

Lethpora: Security personnel inspect the site of suicide bomb attack at Lethpora area, in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. At least 37 CRPF personnel were killed yesterday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district. (PTI Photo/S Irfan)(PTI2_15_2019_000031B)

No party has patent on patriotic zeal

The politicisation of Pulwama is as inevitable as it is regrettable. A day after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF j...Read More

The resolution of pending issues has been prolonged

The resolution of pending issues has been prolonged

The ruling NDA may rejoice that the Opposition has placed itself on the wrong side of history by giving the thumbs down to the Triple Tal...Read More

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