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Incentivise positives or punish negatives?

June 7, 2015 – 2:51 pm

Op-ed section in The Pioneer carried my analysis on Gujarat’s decision to make voting in upcoming  local elections compulsory:  Incentivise positives or punish negatives
Link to the full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/incentivise-positives-or-punish-negatives.html

Delhi versus Washington DC: Why we must let Federalism win

March 18, 2015 – 4:44 am

“A true ‘Swaraj’ will only prevail in Delhi when power is vested in the elected representatives. Let us not asphyxiate the principle of federalism by procrastinating the issue of Delhi statehood.”
My blog article published on …

दिल्ली को ‘पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा’ – संघीय व्य्वस्था का सम्मान

March 18, 2015 – 4:05 am
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पंजाब केसरी समाचारपत्र में  दिनांक फरवरी 3, 2015 को सम्पादकीय पृष्ठ पर प्रकाशित मेरा आलेख: दिल्ली को ‘पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा’ – संघीय व्य्वस्था का सम्मान
पढ़ने के लिये वेब लिंक पर क्लिक करें: http://punjabkesari.epapr.in/431337/Punjab-kesari-/-Punjab-kesari-Main?how=touch#page/6/1

How unregulated and undisclosed political funding threatens India’s democracy

March 18, 2015 – 2:33 am

Just holding free and fair elections in a peaceful manner does not mean all is well with our democracy. The real issue is how we tackle the underlying problem of political finance – the mother …

AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

March 18, 2015 – 2:13 am

The stunning victory of Aam Aadmi Party is not only a resounding verdict on the steadfastness, self-belief and hard work of largely volunteer-driven Aam Aadmi Party; it is equally a reminder to the incumbent BJP …

AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

February 23, 2015 – 3:42 am

The stunning victory of Aam Aadmi Party is not only a resounding verdict on the steadfastness, self-belief and hard work of largely volunteer-driven Aam Aadmi Party; it is equally a reminder to the incumbent BJP …

NRIs’ Date with Indian Politics

November 26, 2014 – 11:06 pm
Daily Post Nov 27 2014 NRI politics

Please take a look at my article that was published today (Nov. 27, 2014) in the Chandigarh and Delhi-based Newspaper “Daily Post“. The article narrates how Non Resident Indians are inclined to participate in Indian …

NRIs’ Date with Indian Politics

November 23, 2014 – 10:57 pm
PBD Nov 24 2014 NRIs Indian Politics

Over the years, a trend has emerged that shows that overseas Indians like to contribute to India by participating in politics. Similarly, Indian political parties see them as an asset and have redoubled their efforts …

Indians in USA: Which party they support?

November 12, 2014 – 1:53 pm

Indian- Americans constitute more than a million registered voters in USA. Why majority of Indians in the U.S. continue to support Democratic party? And why Republican party has not been able to draw them into …

Political leaning of Indians in USA

November 9, 2014 – 2:01 pm
PBD Nov. 10 2014. Why Indians Democrats

Mid-term election just concluded in USA. The result: Republicans swung back and are now in a clear majority in the Congress. This has made life difficult for (the Democrat) President Obama who has been reduced …