Who will become the chief minister of West Bengal?

Bengal assembly elections are approaching closer and the competition is getting intense. The claim to victory in these elections will also play a key role in national politics. Let us see what is working for different political parties in Bengal. Starting with BJP: They performed extremely well in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. RSS hasContinue reading “Who will become the chief minister of West Bengal?”

How can a democracy become an electoral autocracy?

Democracy often changes into dictatorship before you know it. In most cases, you will find that the dictator was once a democratically elected politician. For example, Hitler. What’s surprising is that in the age of internet and despite the presence of UN, dictators keep coming up right under our noses. Taking the case of Russia,Continue reading “How can a democracy become an electoral autocracy?”

Ten Lessons We Can Learn From The Farmers

Let’s dive right into it, shall we? Lesson 1 Nothing is permanent. Things change fast. The determined always emerge victorious no matter what the situation be. For instance, after what had happened on Republic Day, everyone assumed that the farmer protest was over. Many also thought that their leader Rakesh Tikait would be arrested. HeavyContinue reading “Ten Lessons We Can Learn From The Farmers”

US Vice-President candidate Kamala Harris; Why is she important for Indian-Americans and India?

From Kal Ho Naa Ho to Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna to Indian Matchmaking, the media we consume is filled with Non-Resident Indians (NRI) living the American Dream. But these people just don’t exist on film, in fact, over 40 lakh Indian-Americans exist in the real world. Moreover, one of them will soon take oath forContinue reading “US Vice-President candidate Kamala Harris; Why is she important for Indian-Americans and India?”

How the US Presidential Elections are different from Indian General Election

November 3 is shaping up to be one of the most significant dates of the year. Phase- II of the Bihar State Legislative Assembly Election is being held on November 3. Also, the United States of America is also holding its presidential election on November 3, maybe we should talk about it? Donald Trump andContinue reading “How the US Presidential Elections are different from Indian General Election”

If Not Modi, Then Who? Maybe, You!

If not Modi, then who? This question comes up every single time there is criticism of Modi. And let me be very clear I’m not trying to talk with people who like him or call themselves “neutral”. This is about the rest of us, who understand/believe in democracy. The fact that the majority of usContinue reading “If Not Modi, Then Who? Maybe, You!”

Nitish Kumar vs Tejaswi Yadav: Understanding the politics of Bihar

Two intense battles are raging on ground these days…The first one on the cricket pitch in UAE and the other on the election grounds of Bihar. In both these competitions, there’s a lot of anticipation and brouhaha. The results for both would come out on the 10th of November and none of us can wait,Continue reading “Nitish Kumar vs Tejaswi Yadav: Understanding the politics of Bihar”

Why Haven’t We Thrown NOTA And TINA Into Political Dustbin Already?

As election “season” approaches, not to forget, amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the voters try to wrap their head around some political lingo, just as much as they struggle to keep corona out of their way. Let’s talk about NOTA first, which is short for “none of the above”. When a person votes NOTA, noneContinue reading “Why Haven’t We Thrown NOTA And TINA Into Political Dustbin Already?”

The Real Estate Scam That Nobody Is Talking About

Every year, newspapers are decorated with real-estate ads during the Dasara and Diwali season, promising their customers a richly luxurious and expensive “dream” home. I’m sure bookings will already be in order. Yet, there will be many, even more families, who won’t be able to catch a glimpse of their pre-booked, long-cherished dream homes. These are the victims of India’s biggest and least talked-about scam.