Politics

Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government

India’s capital becomes a bastion of male power

The Aam Aadmi Party made a huge deal out of¬†women’s safety. Women were among those campaigning for AAP on the streets. Taking out rallys. Yet the 46% of women voters are represented by less than 10% of MLAs and NO ONE in the cabinet – where most of the power of the government resides. This …

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AAP needs to find ways to make the fight against corruption more relevant to the common man

I have said this before, but it bears repeating. The common man of India does not care much about corruption. They care about what the bottom line is for them. This is exactly how corrupt – even known corrupt politicians keep getting reelected – they do things people find relevant and useful and keep their …

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EVM taken home by officer on election duty in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Elections, Electronic Voting Machines and persistent whispers of EVM rigging #updated

That Electronic Voting Machines are not tamper proof has been well established, including by the High Court of Delhi¬†judgment on the Public Interest Litigation filed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy in 2012. There have been previous suspicions of Electoral Fraud by rigging Electronic voting machines. Notable among these are the article by Dr. Subramanian Swamy in …

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If only Pirate Party patented crowd sourced manifestos

Making this quick and painless. Today, supporters of two Indian political parties claimed to be the first political party to have crowd sourced manifestos. Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. Crowd-sourced manifesto is the toast of political parties now. Distracters of AAP should thank @ArvindKejriwal atleast for this. #AAP — Bihari babu (@dchinmay) October 23, 2013 …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Why Arun Jaitley’s notice to the blogger is a good thing

Arun Jaitley’s advocate, Pratibha Singh has sent a legal notice to blogger Prashant Panday and Arun Jaitley has posted it on his personal website as well. The blogger had made certain accusations about Jaitley’s finances. I think this is a good thing. Not the practice of sending notices to bloggers to shut them up, but …

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