Posts Tagged ‘ mayawati ’

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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From UP, With Love

August 18, 2010
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Tweet Looks like the great Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has some grand plans laid out. No, not the statues. This is even bigger. The state government has plans for several ambitious highway projects, estimated to displace about 23000 of the total 1 lakh villages in the state. Among these projects is the...
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To Amethi or not to Amethi

July 3, 2010
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To Amethi  or not to Amethi

Tweet While we lesser minions get to carve a cake once a year, UP chief ┬áminister Mayawati carved a new district out of some parts of Uttar Pradesh last week. Good for her – she gets to consolidate her ever bulging vote bank muscle. This new district will be called Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar....
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The World This Week – 24 May 2009

May 27, 2009
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The World This Week – 24 May 2009

Tweet Manmohan Singh formed his second government following the UPA’s comprehensive win in the election. There was some drama over ministerial allocations with the DMK trying some hard bargaining for a few extra cabinet berths. The beacon of change – Barrack Obama called up our Prime Minister. Maybe his inspirational effect will rub off...
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The World This Week – 26 April 2009

April 28, 2009
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The World This Week – 26 April 2009

Tweet The third phase of The Great Indian Election of 2009 is all set for April 30. A total of 1,567 candidates, including 101 women contestants, are in the fray for the 107 seats going to the polls in round III. UP Chief Minister Mayawati raised her case for Prime Ministership on caste grounds...
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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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The World This Week – 19 April 2009

April 20, 2009
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The World This Week – 19 April 2009

Tweet After months of exciting drama, India finally went to vote in the first phase of the 2009 General Elections. The voting for 124 Lok Sabha seats took place relatively peacefully with a voter turnout of about 60%, apart from Naxal attacks in which 17 people were killed. Earlier the Supreme Court snubbed the...
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The World This Week – 12 April 2009

April 14, 2009
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Tweet George Bush may not be the US president anymore, but he sure left a legacy. During a press conference being addressed by P Chidambaram following CBI’s exoneration of Jagdish Tytler’s involvement in the 1984 riots, Singh lobbed a shoe at Chidambaram. It didn’t connect, but that didn’t seem to be his intention. He...
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The World This Week – Mar 13, 2009

March 14, 2009
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Tweet Starting a weekly roundup of news and interesting events from around the world. Here’s edition number one. The week started with this CAG report on how Assam police personnel carried their fancy AK-47 assault rifles for two years, without any bullets. Looks like we need a law enforcement agency to take care of...
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Obama Wins

November 5, 2008
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Tweet Today is a historic day for America. The country just elected it’s first Black president after 43 White ones. The US has come of age. Leave alone the glass ceiling, the steel door has been blasted open. Makes me think of India. When will we Indians rise through petty barriers to appoint leaders...
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