Politics at Play

Politics is the crux of a democracy. This category features latest youth views on pertinent political and current affairs.

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By Shambhavi Saxena: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the first bilateral visit to Canada since Indira Gandhi in 1973, and was received, as usual, by masses of adoring fans and ...
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By Karthik Shankar for Youth Ki Awaaz: The never ending saga of net neutrality in India finally seems to have found a supporter in the right place. The Parliamentary Standing Committee ...
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By Sushmita Sihwag: While some Hindutva outfits are busy running their Ghar Wapsi campaign with a fervent zeal and utmost devotion, a substantial number of Hindu Valmiki families in Rampur ...
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By Sachet Koul: Given the recent turn of events, I asked my grandfather if he wanted to return to the valley and live in the ‘cocoon’, so to speak; he ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: The fundamental political ideology of the Shiv Sena, “Bhumiputra”, that is “Sons of the Soil”, implying that Maharashtrians deserve more rights in Maharashtra than any outsider, finds ...
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By Mehernaz Patel: There is no doubt that the Aam Aadmi Party’s regime in Delhi started off with a joyous wave which then sunk to the murkiest depths of petty ...
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By Samar Anarya: Five terror suspects, all under trail after their arrest 5 years earlier, get killed in a fierce ‘encounter’ inside a police van with 17 heavily armed security force ...
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By Akhil Kumar: Advocates of Net Neutrality in India have found an unlikely ally in a Member of Parliament. Tathagata Satpathy, who is a member of the Biju Janata Dal ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: On April 7, in Seshachalam forest in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, 20 alleged sandalwood smugglers were shot dead in an “encounter” by the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force ...
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By Abhishek Jha: In the BJP’s National Executive Meeting last weekend, the Land Bill kept the party members occupied. This follows a damage control Mann Ki Baat with farmers on ...
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By Abhishek Jha: In what seems to be a measure in the direction of “good governance”, the Gujarat Assembly has yet again passed a controversial anti-terror bill already rejected twice ...
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By Prashant Bhushan: Dear Arvind, In the National Council meeting held on the March 28, in your Convenor’s address, instead of giving a review of the party’s situation and the ...
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By Sumit Chaturvedi: Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to the analysis of an official list of political parties from ...
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By Anjali Nambissan: At the Tadadi Port Public Hearing in Karnataka on Monday, few of those affected by the project could get a word in, and fewer still could get any ...
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By Yatharth Mishra: The Aam Aadmi Party was born with a pledged commitment towards democracy and transparency. Its core ideology revolved around curbing corruption and establishing ‘Swaraj’. Since its formation, ...
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By IndiaSpend: The devolution of financial power by New Delhi — the seat of India’s central government — continues to roil the states with the provincial government of Delhi rebelling, ...
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By Mehernaz Patel: Dissent is a word thrown around fairly often in our current political vocabulary. Despite, its common usage, its importance is often forgotten in a highly competitive democracy ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: The Meri Awaaz mobile application is the first of its kind that connects citizens with their netas and Government officials. It can potentially revolutionize how politics works ...
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By Sushmita Sihwag: With the arrest of two more people in the Leakgate case, the radius of the national-level scandal only seems to be getting larger. The CBI recently arrested ...
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By Ishan Marvel: Riding the Modi Wave The country is being tossed about in a terrible and almost ridiculous play of forces, and this is just the surface view. The ...
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By Ishan Marvel: Politics in the Age of New Media It used to be simple. Politicians made promises, won elections, and then forgot about them. They knew that both – ...
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By Aadya Sinha: I have never believed in the power of statistics to sensitively and truly illustrate any issue, much less that of farmer suicides in India. However, even in ...

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