CAA and NRC – Protests across – Is it fair?

India has a long tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family and Atithi Devo Bhava – The guest of god. In modern times, these traditions have been evolving. The current Indian state was formed out of the integration of various princely states and partition of “greater India – which included current India, … Continue reading CAA and NRC – Protests across – Is it fair?

Indian Politics Round-up: July 2019

Mufti faces Twitterati's wrath for blurring the lines between politics and sports Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti received heavy criticism for a tweet that purportedly sought to combine politics with sports. After India's loss to England in the Cricket World Cup 2019 essentially ended their winning streak, Mufti had tweeted that she believed it was … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: July 2019

Battle of Kohima: The forgotten face-off that sealed Allied victory in Asia

On April 4, commemorations were given to the fallen British and Japanese soldiers who perished in the Battle of Kohima, which took place between April 4 and June 22, 1944. The annual ceremony was attended by representatives of both the warring sides of that time. While the town of Kohima was submerged in a wave … Continue reading Battle of Kohima: The forgotten face-off that sealed Allied victory in Asia

Indian Politics Round-up: May 2019

Opposition and Twitterati mock Modi on his "cloud" and "digital camera & e-mail" comments PM Modi was panned by opposition members and social media stalwarts alike for his recent comments regarding the Balakot Air Strike and for his claims of using futuristic technology back in the late 80s. The Prime Minister revealed that he gave … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: May 2019

Lok Sabha welcomes 267 first-time MPs

The General Elections are now done and dusted, and we finally know the names which will form the nation's 17th Lok Sabha. While this was an election where a large number of youngsters became first-time voters, it was also an election where many politicians became first-time MPs. Two of the most noticeable first-time MPs are … Continue reading Lok Sabha welcomes 267 first-time MPs

General Election 2019 Results: BJP record a landslide victory, “TsuNaMo” takes over India

With the result declaration on May 23, Modi & co. returned to power with a convenient win which saw them improve their poll performance from last time. BJP alone won 303 seats—21 more than last time—whereas NDA together secured 353 seats, a jump from 336 in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP's arch-rival Congress also saw … Continue reading General Election 2019 Results: BJP record a landslide victory, “TsuNaMo” takes over India

Indian Politics Round-up: April 2019

INC releases manifesto, attempts to woo voters with NYAY Congress's manifesto for the General Elections 2019 focuses on financially empowering the extremely poor through its NYAY scheme. The lack of jobs is another issue the party addresses with a plan of filling 22 lakh government vacancies by early 2020. The party has also promised startups … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: April 2019

First Time Voter out to raise election awareness among youth

The world's biggest democracy, India, is in the ecstatic mood of election season as political giants take each other head-on for the 543 Lok Sabha seats on offer. As India is one of the most youthful nations in the world, there are expected to be over 13 crore first-time voters this year. Making good use … Continue reading First Time Voter out to raise election awareness among youth