Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Talk Point


Should EC make dissent in its decisions public or does it promote needless public scrutiny?

Two former chief election commissioners have said that a dissenting opinion by an election commissioner must be mentioned in the poll body’s order.
secret crush

With Secret Crush, is Facebook desperately trying to be relevant in age of Tinder & Hinge?

Facebook is now rolling out its dating services in 19 countries with an added feature: Secret Crush.

AAP vows quota for Delhi residents: Justified or turning Delhi into a parochial city?

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has vowed to reserve 85 per cent seats in government colleges and jobs for ‘Delhi residents’.

Can Modi govt gloat over Masood Azhar when it has failed to tackle Maoist terror in India?

At least 16 people, including 15 security personnel, were killed in a Maoist attack in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district Wednesday.
Supreme court

CJI Gogoi sexual harassment case: What can SC do to regain credibility after latest crisis?

The former SC staffer who accused CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexually harassing her refused to participate in the proceedings, citing lack of trust.
Illustration by Soham Sen |ThePrint

EC delaying action on high-profile Modi-Shah justified or is it buying BJP campaign time?

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing on Congress’ plea of model code violation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi ‘in touch’ with 40 TMC MLAs in Bengal: Election boast or open threat of horse-trading?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in West Bengal’s Sreerampur, said that “forty TMC MLAs are in touch” with him.

Is it right to shame NOTA voters and those who won’t vote?

NOTA or none of the above is the option given to voters to reject the candidates in her/his constituency.
Modi NDA

Modi’s show of strength with allies: Is BJP ready to be more accommodative if voted back?

Narendra Modi filed his nomination from Varanasi Friday after a grand roadshow and in the presence of NDA allies
aap manifesto

AAP manifesto’s statehood-linked promises: Exercise in deception or honest politics?

The Aam Aadmi Party Thursday released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, reiterating full statehood for Delhi as a major promise.

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.