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 Jonathan Old:  Shashi Tharoor went viral. The experienced politician and former United Nations officer recently gave a passionate, rhetorically excellent speech at the Oxford Union, blaming Britain for their colonial ...
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By Sanjana Chowdhury: Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Every time we open a newspaper or switch on the TV, we encounter your smiling face asking us to join the #GiveItUp Movement, ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: You are returning as a Gandhiwadi, but the Indian Government will see you only as a terrorist.– Tiger Memon When Yakub Memon, gave up a life of ...
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By Abhishek Jha: The government has been facing heat from the opposition parties due to the scams that have come to light in recent months, and the ordinances and bills ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  . Perhaps it even is innocent and no attempts have been made by the BJP and its affiliates to subvert the cause of justice, but it is ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: In what could earlier be considered solely Aam Aadmi’s determined demand of full statehood for Delhi, a recent survey carried out suggests 81% of Delhiites, across all ...
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By P.V. Durga: In a speech that started out as an apology for the crimes of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America during the colonial era, Pope Francis went ...
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By Zoya Sham: Policing by definition means to maintain law and order, to detect and prevent crime and to regulate and secure matters pertaining to public welfare. In this case, ...
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By Abdul Muheet Chowdhary: Thus far this series has examined what communalism is, what will be the implications of its unchecked growth and what policy solutions can be taken by ...
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By Zoya Sham: The BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) convened last week at Ufa for their 7th annual summit. The association was established with a view ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Sometimes feeling the weight of history can be intensely profound. The First and Second Hague Conference led to a plethora of international agreements on war crimes known ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: It is a tumultuous time for the Greeks. The new set of reforms put forward by the creditors have left the ruling party Syriza reeling. A week ...
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By P.V. Durga: There has been unrest in Imphal over the past few days, with protesters demanding the Inner Line Permit System (ILP). A curfew has been in place since ...
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By Asmita Sarkar: The Delhi Government recently met with a delegation representing the , popularly known as Majnu ka Tila, in north Delhi. The refugees had been living in the ...
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By Abhishek Jha: The UPA government earned ire during its tenure for interference in academic institutions while introducing FYUP, the new format for entrance into IITs, and the like. Before ...
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By Anton Muscatelli: Now that the Greek referendum has produced a decisive No vote, never mind what happened before. . It has to be recognised that the Greek people faced ...
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By Bikash Bhattacharya: Myanmar’s national polls, constitutionally required to be held by early November this year, could have wider regional political ramifications, analysts say. Given the charged political landscape with ...
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By Zoya Sham: On October 29th, 2010, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) filed an RTI application to obtain information about the funding received by six national political parties – ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: The administration in the Surguja district of Chhattisgarh is taking away children from their parents on promises of better education and without proper paperwork. An investigative report ...
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By Garima Kushwaha: One of the picturesque and sumptuous gothic-style building opposite to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (a UNESCO World heritage site) is the building of Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika, the ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  Late last month, Rohini Salian, special public prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blast case made allegations that there was a suggestion from an NIA official, after the ...
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By Abhishek Jha: with growing demands from the Congress that the Madhya Pradesh BJP government order a CBI probe into the scam. There is a growing concern regarding the inability ...

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