Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Topic: Politics

Modi's mitron

Rahul’s mitron jibe & Jaitley’s clown prince potshot: Is Indian politics headline hungry?

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "mitron" at a rally in Madhya Pradesh, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Ra...
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Climate change can cost us even more than we think

Polarised politics within and among countries may not necessarily yield rational outcomes with respect to climate change policies. 
Ruskin Bond

Why Ruskin Bond never wrote about Indian politicians

In this excerpt from his book 'Beauty of All My Days', Bond recalls memories of him having seen and heard Nehru as well as his conversations with Morarji Desai, Acharya Kripalani. 

The history of independent India told through Bollywood songs

In Note by Note – The India Story 1947-2017, the authors weave an engaging narrative around history by picking one song from each year.

Modi says no more ‘dirt’ on social media: Crackdown on hate speech or BJP political gimmick?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday urged “125 crore Indians” to not “spread dirt through social media”, and instead share “good things around them...
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Indore | Arun Mondhe/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Kamal Nath: Everyone has a son ready in Madhya Pradesh politics

Privately, many politicians justify dynastic culture using words like “necessity” and “practicality”.

Nandita Haksar’s ‘The Flavours of Nationalism’ binds politics, class & gender with food

What starts out as a personal recount becomes a sharp & honest commentary on India’s culture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion | PTI

Rahul’s hug-wink and Modi’s mockery is an aberration. Indian politics wasn’t always like this

From Rajiv Gandhi to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, contemporary Indian politics has been littered with instances of cordiality between opposing parties.
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Economy, elections, business & healthcare — what needs to be fixed for a modern South Asia

The South Asia Conclave, conducted by the Oxford University Press, attempted to find ways for nations of the region to better understand their roles in a changed world.
In January, a three member bench decided the matter required to be further debated by a larger bench | PTI

Educational qualification of Indian politicians should matter, not sexual orientation

The only thing that will help our society accept a queer politician is awareness and time.

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads on d...