Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Politics

Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.
Voters in India | PTI

Ignorant voters and over-smart politicians: Why India votes the way it does

Half-truths are spread by way of manipulation and political points are scored right before elections.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PTI

How Nehru and Yogi Adityanath differed on naming cities — from Chandigarh to Prayagraj

The story of renaming begins with the namkaran of India itself after Independence. 
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”.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...