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Hong Kong protesters march for democracy to mark Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2014

Hong Kong protesters march for democracy to mark Christmas Eve

Protesters, holding metres-long banners that read "We want true universal suffrage", walked to the city's government headquarters to signal that the democracy movement was far from over. #China #NewsTracker #Hong Kong #World News #Pro-Democracy protests #Hong Kong protests #Hong Kong pro-democracy
Ukraine takes a landmark step towards NATO much to Russia's dismay

Dec 23, 2014

Ukraine takes a landmark step towards NATO much to Russia's dismay

Kiev first announced its intention of seeking the protection of NATO membership in August following what it deemed the open participation of Russia's military in a separatist war in Ukraine's eastern provinces. #White House #US #NewsTracker #Russia #European Union #Sanctions #Ukraine #Belarus #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #US-Russia relations #Western Democracy #Truce Talks
Redefining the nation: What India must learn from Pakistans mistakes

Dec 20, 2014

Redefining the nation: What India must learn from Pakistans mistakes

The two-nation theory, which held that Hindus and Muslims were separate nations and hence can not exist together, championed by Mohd. Ali Jinnah and taken forward by the political class in his country after him was fundamentally flawed. It ignored ground realities, and the consequences are showing in what Pakistan is today. #World #Gandhi #India #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Hindutva #Democracy #Nehru #Jinnah #Patel

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Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

May 15, 2014

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy. #Narendra Modi #Democracy #LetterstoFP #horse trading
Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014