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10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

April 27, 2014
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10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Tweet 1) Manmohan Singh ji can in fact talk. Even if his secretaries need to highlight sentences in his speeches where they want him to put more emphasis, or sections where they expect applause so that he can stop. He can speak. Allah be praised. 2) It wasn’t like Sonia ji didn’t let him do anything. Yes he...
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No Reservations on Reservations

December 25, 2011
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No Reservations on Reservations

Tweet If one were to pick a single policy decision that changed the face of India in the last many years, it has to be the  reservation system. Reservation for jobs. Reservation for education. Reservation for public service. All to ensure that our poor and downtrodden get to share the benefits of our growth....
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What is Democracy?

August 28, 2011
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What is Democracy?

Tweet Today is a historic day for India. After 12 days of going without any food, Anna Hazare managed to get the govt to agree to some of his demands. The provisions of the proposed Jan Lokpal bill are to be considered by the Parliament, having been agreed in principle in initial debates. Having said...
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No Foreign Dancers Please. We’re Indian

March 21, 2010
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Tweet This man is fast becoming a legend. Here’s rounding up this weekend’s Raj Thackeray double bill. This time he is taking on the conspiracy of the vile gori dancers out there to take away the rozi roti of the struggling Bollywood extra. Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a Mumbai nationalist street gang and...
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The Importance of Raj Thackeray

November 11, 2009
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Tweet Ram Kadam, the mustachioed warrior out to protect Marathi Asmita assaulted Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi while the latter was taking his oath as member of the Maharashtra assembly. The reason was that Azmi refused to pay any heed to the MNS warning to all MLAs to take their oaths in Marathi, and...
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Andhra Suicides and YSR Reddy

September 6, 2009
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Andhra Suicides and YSR Reddy

Tweet The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh died in a helicopter crash this past week. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. It is a sad moment when life suddenly comes to such a tragic and untimely end. Rest in Peace, Y S Rajashekhara Reddy. As always, this event got converted into a huge national...
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A Brief History of the Bofors Scandal

May 7, 2009
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A Brief History of the Bofors Scandal

Tweet Last week the CBI removed Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrochi from its wanted list, and removed the Interpol Red Corner notice against him. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon supported this decision saying that the case had become an embarrassment for the government. “It is not a good reflection on the Indian legal system that...
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Priyanka Gandhi Talks To Barkha Dutt

April 26, 2009
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Tweet Just came across this video of Priyanka Gandhi in conversation with our beloved Barkha Dutt. The full interview on NDTV’s site is 25 minutes long, but an interesting watch. Priyanka comes across as a very smart and logical woman. She reiterates that she is never going to enter politics, and somehow we are...
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The Shamelessness of Coalition Politics

April 23, 2009
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Tweet The Great Indian general election is underway. India’s 714 million strong electorate is voting this month to elect the next government. By the looks of it no party seems to be in the position to get a clear majority, so it is very likely that we are going to see another coalition government....
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Questions for Mr Manmohan Singh

April 12, 2009
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Questions for Mr Manmohan Singh

Tweet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a universally respected man well known for his prowess as an economist, and recognized as the man responsible for India’s economic resurgence in the nineties. He has a CV to die for. He has a clean record. He is cool and pleasant natured. He is respected by all....
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The Evolution of Democracy

April 8, 2009
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Tweet Many thousands of years ago, when men wore no clothes and there was no way of outsourcing their primary occupation of hunting there were simple ways of resolving disputes. Often times these involved some sort of violence, a club or two, and a defeated man sprawled on the ground. Gradually man become more...
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The Election Dance

February 28, 2009
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The Election Dance

Tweet Election time brings out such gems. Watch this video. The Madam Danceth. Also watch out for Renuka Chaudhary. Are those peacock feathers in her head?
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Navin Chawla and the Great Indian Political Circus

February 4, 2009
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Navin Chawla and the Great Indian Political Circus

Tweet It is election season. Congress is in power, and BJP in the opposition. The games have begun. Navin Chawla, a 1969 cadre IAS officer born three years before Gandhi died, is at the center of the latest controversy. The chain of events kicked off a few years back is finally reaching the end...
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Raj Thackeray

January 26, 2009
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Tweet Over the course of some three hundred odd years, the British gave a lot to India. They gave us the Railways, Post and Telegraph, Cricket, Tea, Movies. They gave us the English language, which was going to come in handy in the twenty first century to help India become the world’s back office....
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Of Incompetence, Inability, and Incontinence

January 8, 2009
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Of Incompetence, Inability, and Incontinence

Tweet Pranab Mukherjee is a great son of India who has had a long and distinguished political career. Ever since his accidental inclusion in the union cabinet to achieve an auspicious count of ministers way back in 1973, he has worked tirelessly towards making India a better place to live. But after all these...
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