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Poll takeaways

The 2024 Lok Sabha elections marked a pivotal moment in Indian politics. This election has not only reshaped the political landscape but also challenged long-standing narratives, underscoring the dynamic and evolving nature of Indian democracy.

The tone of greetings conveys state of ties

Neither Chinese President Xi Jinping, nor his Prime Minister, Li Qiang, initially sent any message of congratulations to Prime Minister Modi on his nomination for a historic third time.

Date with Democracy

2024 has been a defining year in terms of being the biggest election year ever. Across the globe, nearly half the adult population will exercise their voting right and decide their political fortunes.

Kuwait tragedy

The recent fire tragedy in Kuwait, which claimed the lives of 50 migrant workers, mostly Indians, has once again brought to the forefront the dire conditions faced by labourers from the Indian sub-continent in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Children must be saved from online addictions

In today's technological era, our system may boast about the ever increasing number of mobile phone owners, and claim that in the 21st century we are providing everything at our fingertips.

Rationed fuel

Confronted with an unprecedented economic crisis, one that has severe political ramifications, Sri Lanka has announced fuel rationing for vehicles.

The child she nurtured

With evident pride, Deepika introduced me to her son, who, by now, was a known scriptwriter in Bollywood, and his wife, who too wrote and edited scripts. They worked together and had a loyal clientele. 

Clean Fuel~II

The source of energy for domestic and commercial use in rural and semi-urban areas is largely fuelwood which contributes to more than 93 per cent of Greenhouse Gas emissions from the forestry sector in India.

Makeshift repairs cannot fix the IAS

"The biggest problem with the IAS is ‘a deeply flawed system of incentives and penalties’, everyone getting ‘promoted by efflux of time’, the corrupt, lazy, and incompetent don’t get weeded out, breeding a system that promotes mediocrity and risk-aversion."