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Mixing religion and politics Will cops crack down on misuse of Ganpati fest?

Sep 03, 2014

Mixing religion and politics Will cops crack down on misuse of Ganpati fest?

The Thane police have issued notices to Ganpati mandals saying mandals are religious places and should not be used for politicking. #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Maharashtra #Ganesha #Ganpati #Lokmanya Tilak #Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 #Ganpati mandals
High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Aug 08, 2014

High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Politicians, and more often their followers, put them up either to proclaim their own or their leaders birthdays or appointments either in government or to some nominal post within the partys borough branch itself. They curry favour with leaders, thanking them for support. #Congress #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Bombay High Court #Election Commission of India #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Illegal hoardings #civic bodies
Why no opposition will be strong enough for Modi in Lok Sabha

May 17, 2014

Why no opposition will be strong enough for Modi in Lok Sabha

More interestingly, the 55 or so seats that the allies bring to the National Democratic Alliance give Modi leverage inside the BJP. He can afford to alienate or push away those elements inimical to him or his policies. #HowThisWorks #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #BJP #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Lok Sabha #parliament #policies #Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
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
Is the law an ass? Not just Modi, everyone flouts the code of conduct

May 03, 2014

Is the law an ass? Not just Modi, everyone flouts the code of conduct

Would it deem it possible to have the last day for nominations the same across the country and freeze all election related activity by the political parties and their candidates and their well-wishers the moment the polling starts in the first phase? #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Election Commission #Amethi #Priyanka Gandhi #Model code of conduct #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lotus Symbol
Better a voter selfie than an IPL update: At least it's inclusive

Apr 26, 2014

Better a voter selfie than an IPL update: At least it's inclusive

In that sense, a selfie of the inked finger is a mark of pride of having discharged a duty well. #Politics #Bollywood #India #ToTheContrary #IPL #football #Voters #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Voter Selfie
Why Mumbai's middle class just lost its right to criticise the govt

Apr 24, 2014

Why Mumbai's middle class just lost its right to criticise the govt

By and large, Mumbaikars, except those who live in the slums, have lost the right to express displeasure on TV shows, Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else, over issues of governance. #Congress #BJP #Mumbai #NCP #AAP #Mumbai Elections #Mumbai voter turn-out #Mumbai's middle class #Mumbai's slum vote
In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

Apr 23, 2014

In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

She should not have used that expression ' you have to be communal' - even if she used it ironically, in jest or to convey a paradox. #ToTheContrary #communalism #Muslims #Azam Khan #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Shazia Ilmi #Communal #secular #Togadia
Both BJP and Cong are only interested in personal gains

Apr 23, 2014

Both BJP and Cong are only interested in personal gains

But BJP is equally bad (or at best, only slightly better) as Congress. Even if we assume that Modi is honest, BJP as a party is not. #Congress #BJP #LetterstoFP #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Firstpost Community #Elections 2104