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  • Three hundred new faces in Lok Sabha, 14 lesser than 2014

    Three hundred new faces in Lok Sabha, 14 lesser than 2014

    27 per cent of the new MPs have studied till higher secondary, as against 20 per cent in the previous house.

    May 24, 2019
  • Congress reduced to two seats amid saffron storm in West Bengal

    Congress reduced to two seats amid saffron storm in West Bengal

    Riven with intra-party squabbles and defections in its ranks, Congress’ tally from in West Bengal was reduced from four to two seats in this state as the results of the 17th Lok Sabha election was declared on Thursday. The winds of change blowing in favour of BJP were the proverbial last straws under which Congress …

    May 24, 2019
  • Lok Sabha speakers and the 20-year jinx that continues

    Lok Sabha speakers and the 20-year jinx that continues

    Sumitra Mahajan is the fifth Lok Sabha Speaker in a row to not return to Parliament as an elected member of the Lower House

    May 19, 2019
  • Rural turmoil

    Rural turmoil

    Notwithstanding claims of making structural reforms in the agriculture markets, very little advantage has been felt in the countryside with both global and domestic research institutions focusing on the hapless state of finances in rural homes.

    May 7, 2019
  • Political process must offer better outcomes

    Political process must offer better outcomes

    Even as writer and columnist Aakar Patel in an article recently reasoned why we should look forward to a hung Parliament after this election, I take the liberty of looking forward to a National government.

    April 15, 2019
  • At last, some hope for women?

    At last, some hope for women?

    A country with about 586 million women, had only 11.2 per cent representation in the 16th Lok Sabha.

    March 29, 2019
  • A voting technique

    A voting technique

    Blockchain is actually about solving society’s ultimate challenge ~ trust ~ and in doing so, it eliminates the need for middlemen. At a time when elections ~ even in advanced democracies ~ are facing allegations of fraud or outside influence, use of technology to eliminate rigging is imperative.

    March 29, 2019
  • Trial by fire

    Trial by fire

    Yet hope must spring eternal: and despite “issues” like nationalism, farm distress, dubious handling of a defence purchase, and the potentially explosive Ayodhya controversy, the people of India would be anxious that the 17th Lok Sabha generates light rather than the divisive heat that has charred the past five years.

    March 12, 2019