Category Archives: Elections

Incentivise positives or punish negatives?

The Pioneer June 3 2015 Compulsory Voting

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

“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 February 2, 2015 in The Indian Express highlighting the need for full statehood for Delhi: Delhi versus Washington DC: Why we must let Federalism win

To read the full article please visit: http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/delhi-versus-washington-dc-why-we-must-let-federalism-win/

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

 

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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

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 of all sins.

My piece highlighting the importance of open and transparent funding of political parties and candidates to create a vibrant democracy published on December 22, 2014 in DNA web portal: How unregulated and undisclosed political funding threatens India’s democracy

Web link:  http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/standpoint-how-unregulated-and-undisclosed-political-funding-threatens-india-s-democracy-2046093

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

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 (at Centre) that public goodwill cannot be sustained if promises are not kept.

My analysis of AAP’s stunning victory published on February 10, 2015 in DNA web portal: AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

To read the full article please click on the web link: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/comment-aap-s-landslide-win-in-delhi-is-a-victory-of-the-common-man-2059731

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

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 (at Centre) that public goodwill cannot be sustained if promises are not kept.

Here is my analysis on AAP’s historic win published in DNA on February 10, 2015 – AAP’s landslide win in Delhi is a victory of the common man

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/comment-aap-s-landslide-win-in-delhi-is-a-victory-of-the-common-man-2059731

NRIs’ Date with Indian 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 politics and how Indian political parties are also reaching out to them via their foreign chapters.

Here is the web-link: http://goo.gl/2K6Zly

Daily Post Nov 27 2014 NRI politics

 

NRIs’ Date with 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 by reaching out to them on foreign shores. This is the theme of my weekly column this time published every Monday in Delhi-based The Political & Business Daily newspaper.

PBD Nov 24 2014 NRIs Indian Politics

 

Indians in USA: Which party they support?

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 its fold to that extent?

Here is my write-up published in The Times of India on November 10, 2014: http://goo.gl/62ciO1

Political leaning of Indians in USA

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 to a lame duck status for remainder of his term. Well, do Indians in USA favor Democrats or Republicans? Here is my article on this topic published in the Political & Business Daily newspaper, published from Delhi.

PBD Nov. 10 2014. Why Indians Democrats