Category: Elections

Elections, Politics in India

Unpredictable – but don’t be nervous!

When the Assembly or Parliamentary elections are round the corner, the air is thick with claims or criticisms. Promises have to be made carefully or within the permitted level but the voters, these days, are well aware of the consequences of voting for the ruling party or the limits of the major opposition parties. The …

Caste System, Elections, Issues in India, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Still backward?

Social backwardness as far as India is concerned is a thing of the past. But unfortunately it is made to appear that the country has not made any progress in narrowing the gap between the so called forward caste and those who are socially backward. There may be couple of states where nothing much has …

Elections, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

The change of roles

The woes of the ruling parties in India begin as soon the euphoria of their victory begins to fade. In fact, every ruling party after capturing power is in a hurry to make its presence felt by introducing new bills by deliberately ignoring certain policies introduced by the previous government. Before long, the government realizes …

Elections, Humor, Politics in India

The strategy of the New Party

The Assembly elections are round the corner. The ruling Party and the main opposition Parties have well – equipped arsenals and they are hopeful of doing pretty well in the elections. One of the smaller parties which is making its debut has some Unique ideas and its top leaders are eager to know how far …

Elections, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Beware of the invisible!

All the major newspapers predicted a “hung” assembly. The exit polls too indicated the same results. And, when the results were out, one of the popular parties was short of the required number of seats. The only option seemed to be Governor’s rule for the state because the party which need the support of a …

Elections, Politics in India

Will congress bounce back?

Will Indian National Congress fade into oblivion or bounce back before long? The answer is, it will undoubtedly stage a come back and will be at the helm before long. “A wishful thinking?”, you may ask. Not exactly, if the leaders and party workers are able to convince the people that India’s steady progress on …

Cricket, Elections, Indian Cinema, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Arise, Awake…

Wither India? Or rather, is India suffering from an overdose of democracy? Maybe, some sadistic news channels are creating such an impression by highlighting the day-to-day demonstrations in and out of assemblies and parliaments with an eye on next elections. On top of these petty quarrels, the fate of India’s most favorite game (cricket) is …

Elections, P U Krishnan, Politics in India

A blessing in disguise for Congress?

When Modi-wave was gathering momentum, one never thought that the congress party would pale into insignificance. The possibility of a coalition government or a tie-up between either of the national parties with a third front were haunting one’s mind. Though I am a congress supporter, I was almost sure that the congress would be discarded …

Crazy people, Elections, Issues in India, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

United, we stand, Divided…

Newspapers are flooded with election related reports and analysis by experts. Of course, pre-poll calculations are very difficult in view of the huge number of political parties and participants. We hear about the Modi-waves or about the 50-50 chances of the Congress -led front and the possibilities of regional forces ensuring a hung parliament. Well, …

Elections, Humor, Politics in India

Election Campaigns – Then and now

“Mr… is a knowledgeable person. He has read Ramayana, Mahabharata and Othello. He can quote from these stories at will, but there is only one problem. His quotes may have noting to do with the message he was trying to convey… of course, the people would burst into laughter…” I still remember this part of …