Karnataka elections 2018: Seizures of alcohol, cash and items on the rise, EC to increase vigil

The Karnataka state EC has its hands full, fighting illegal cash and alcohol and taking preventive steps to protect the sanctity of elections The Election commission has been keeping a strict vigil in these Karnataka elections and has deployed the entire state machinery to ensure that the model code of conduct is strictly enforced. Considering […]

Protesting BJP blames Congress for disrupting parliament, predicts victory in Karnataka

During the protest, senior BJP leaders berate Congress, accusing it on blocking the nation’s development and predict victory in Karnataka As part of BJP’s protest and fast today across the nation against the alleged disruption of parliamentary proceedings by Congress, several senior BJP ministers and office-bearers sat in the protest demonstrations at Anand Rao Circle, […]

Ram Navami and radical Hinduism

I returned to Jaipur this Sunday, 25th, afternoon and then went to meet my friends in evening, around 4:30 PM. While crossing the exteriors of Vaishali Nagar, I saw a rally of over 1000 young males, aged 25-40, going on bikes, all dressed in various shades of saffron. Every bike had at least 3 men, […]

Gujarat election results – A false dawn

The much awaited Gujarat election results came out and much of the discussion was centered on BJP losing a few seats and not getting into triple digits. At the same time, this is being considered a moral victory for Congress. It seems like a good victory for democracy in India as BJP had become extremely […]

What is my stand?

Ever since I started writing on public issues, I have been asked a question – which side are you on? This question has become more frequent after the 2014 elections. I always thought that it was an illogical question. I thought people were trying to presume my content based on my political stand, or worse, […]

Heaven but no Earth

Kalpana gets up from the rickety cot and goes outside her 10 feet by 20 feet tent. Her eyes are awashed with similar tents, reminding her of her rootless survival. It is cruel for her community to stay as refugees in Jammu. She can see the hills, beyond which lies her home. She can only […]

Kashmiriyat assaulted

Another attack on civilians in Kashmir. However, this is not just another attack. Amarnath pilgrims are targeted for the first time in over a decade. Although Amarnath Yatra was seldom without issues, this must be a tipping point in the recent Kashmir history. Kashmir police says that the attack was meant for security forces and […]