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 P.V. Durga:  As children, most of us have been told the story about the elephant and the blind men. They touch different parts of the elephant to try and ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  There is a curious photo that is doing the rounds in news columns since the Patidar agitation started in Gujarat. Three people hold three different placards that ...
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By Saumya Kumar: We have heard so much about the Vyapam scam that I don’t think it is important to waste space on this institutionalized system of corruption any more. ...
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By Misha Dwivedi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has done it again and with equal aplomb as in the past. Caught again with his foot in his filthy mouth, ...
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By Anugraha Hadke:  As the One Rank One Pension agitation crosses 70 days, more than 45 Ex-servicemen continue a relay hunger strike at Jantar Mantar. Col Pushpender Singh and Havaldar ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  The run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw Modi’s public image metamorphose from that of a tainted chief minister accused of deliberate inaction during riots ...
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By Bikash K Bhattacharya: As fresh violence erupted between two groups over the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP) on 18th August, in Chandel district of Manipur and protests mounted ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: The center recently dismissed the right to privacy, as not being a fundamental right, in its defense of the Aadhaar Card Scheme. In a petition hearing on ...
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By Ankita Mukhopadhyay: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, representing the Centre in the , told the Supreme Court in July that the Aadhaar scheme cannot be scrapped under the argument that ...
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By Artika Raj: It’s the 66th day of their protests at Jantar Mantar, and the ex-servicemen are in no mood to relent. On stage sit a dozen or so war ...
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By Uzma Shamim: We love to proclaim that we are an independent nation symbolising absolutely democratic ideals. Every Independence Day serves as a reminder to the fact that the Great ...
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By Misha Dwivedi: Reports about India’s ex-servicemen being pushed around like common criminals and disrespected in public have drawn large-scale opprobrium and disbelief from all quarters in our country. Sadly, ...
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By Nisha Umesh:  It has been a little over a year since the extra-judicial killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s murder was the spark that unfortunately necessitated chants ...
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By Somrita Urni Ganguly:  There are two things that make a good orator: content and delivery. When one can strike a balance between the two, one is remembered by posterity for ...
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By Abhishek Jha: Reports from Bengaluru say that five BJP workers were found trying to steal voter ID cards in Siddapura area (ward 144) of the city. “Five women came ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  A day after Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the Lok Sabha TV to “show all of them on TV“, the Congress continued its sloganeering in the ...
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By Abhishek Jha: The Supreme Court yet again made it clear today that the for availing any social benefit scheme, although it has allowed the government to link PDS and ...
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By Monica Islam: On 6th of February last year, a young interfaith leader said “Muslim extremists have shut down the country today”, pointing out the nationwide blockade, which was observed ...
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By Ankita Ghosh: On 5th of August 2015, two passenger trains ran headlong into a very billowy Machak river, between Khirkiya and Bhirangi stations on Khandwa-Irasi sections, some 160 km ...
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By Sanjana Chowdhury:  “The government is willing to discuss everything“, or so said our Parliamentary Affairs minister before this fiasco of a parliament session started. Apparently, our government is willing ...
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By Mayurpankhi Choudhury: The false promise? On February 2014, Prime Ministerial candidate Mr. Narendra Modi addressed a large Maha Jagaran Rally in Guwahati in Assam and promised the people that ...
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By Debarati Ghosh: The historic treaty signed by Thiungaleng Muivah of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) and the Indian Government on the 3rd of August, 2015, is due ...

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