Politics of India

Victory rally as Rajasthan government accepts farmer demands

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar

On the 1st of September 2017, farmers of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisab Sabha called for an indefinite mahapadav or gherao of the various District Collectorates in Rajasthan. Like the farmer protests in Maharashtra, these too were sustained bouts of anger over neglect by the government. The farmers had very basic demands related to the very …

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India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species 1

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, …

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10 things to remember when discussing caste reservations 2

10 things to remember when discussing caste reservations

It is very common among ignorant people in privileged castes to see caste based reservations as a form of freeloading on their tax money by the dalits. A lot of people born to privilege grow up so full of themselves and indoctrinated with a world view that puts their priorities above the underprivileged, that it …

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Operation Black Rain

Answering some attempts to discredit Cobrapost on #opBlackRain

Not only have massive killings of dalits not bothered the political establishment, foot soldiers of the ruling #BJP have been on a quest to discredit Cobrapost. Replying to some of their biggest objections instead of individual and repeated replies. Cobrapost is a #Congress puppet This is problematic on several levels. The evidence they bring speaks …

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Ravi Sharma, developer asks AAP to stop using his softwares

Ravi Sharma, who has developed the softwares AAP uses to generate donation certificates, candidate profiles and “voice of AAP” has asked Aam Aadmi Party to stop using the creations (whose code he owns) till the current problems in AAP are resolved. Fellow Aapians, I am very small volunteer of AAP and having seen recent behaviour …

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RK Laxman's common man's Shraddhanjali to AAP

Designer revokes copyright on Aam Aadmi Party logo and resigns

Sunil Kumar Lal, of Lucknow, who has designed the Aam Aadmi Party logo claims that he has never transferred the copyright to the party and disillusioned with the developments within the party, has resigned from his membership as well as revoked permissions for the party to use the logo in the future. Sunil Kumar claims …

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Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan’s open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and media

Prashant Bhushan wrote a devastating open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. For some reason, the media, while publishing “full text”¬†managed to miss some. Parts in blue¬†are missing in several news outlets like Times of India, Economic Times and NDTV – all of whom seem to have made similar omissions – more likely copied from the NDTV …

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