The idea of a Muslim vote bank and demographic takeover: How data shows up this narrative as contemporary mythology
There are a few myths about the Muslim population in India that have assisted in the growth of the politics around this community. One has to do with the rapid growth in Muslim population, debunked both globally and in India. The other is the ‘Muslim vote bank’, and the accompanying narrative that the current turn towards Hindutva is a reaction to decades of ‘minority appeasement’. But it is necessary to consider the data in order to properly examine these formulations.
India Inked: History’s Biggest Election is the record of an important milestone of the country’s history and a celebration of India’s passionate spirit of democracy.
Supreme Court adjourns PIL seeking direction to allow NRIs to vote through postal, e-ballots during elections for three months
The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned for three months public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to allow non-resident Indians to vote through postal or e-ballots during elections in India
At least three such WhatsApp clone tools were available on Amazon.com’s India website.
Prannoy Roy, Dohrab Sopariwala to discuss their book on Indian elections with Anil Dharker at launch event by LitLive!
At the launch, authors Prannoy Roy and Dohrab Sopariwala will discuss the workings of the Indian elections with Anil Dharker, the Founder and Festival Director of Literature Live!
The Verdict review: Amid Lok Sabha polls, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's book unravels complexities of Indian democracy
From the very first sentence to the last, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's The Verdict is a tour-de-force. By plunging us into the very minds of the Indian Voter, this book allows readers to understand Indian elections as an action in the making, always a work in progress.
Legal reforms in Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha election 2019: A mix of necessary, needless and niggardly promises
Congress Manifesto of 2019 ahead of Lok Sabha election has proposed an interesting set of ideas for legal, judicial and institutional reforms. Are campaign manifestos just a laundry list of changes made to please many without angering more, or are they offering a vision of hope to these with a bleak present?
The initiative targets a new generation of voter with a digital campaign involving social media.
Nitin Gadkari says politics is instrument of ‘social and economic reform’; calls for honesty, transparency
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said politics was an instrument for socio-economic reforms, and stressed that values like honesty and transparency stand out in long run.
Facebook expands fact-checking network in India, adds partners including India Today to spot fake news
Electronic Voting Machines could be hacked, but casting aspersions on instrument without proper proof is unjustified
Influencing an election by hacking EVMs would require a small army of dedicated agents.
Zuckerberg outlines the main efforts that Facebook is focused on to prevent election interference.
At G-20 Prasad also noted that India had taken serious note data misuse by social media platforms.
How India Became Democratic book review: Ornit Shani unravels how the first electoral rolls were made
How India Became Democratic reflects the socio-cultural peculiarities of pre-Independent India, a time when the idea of ‘one nation, one vote’ was path breaking | #FirstCulture
Assembly Election Results: For Indian journalists, poll punditry is now easier and quicker than instant noodles
There was a time when elections in India were almost one-horse races. There was no more a need for predicting election results than there was for forecasting the rising of sun in the east.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) is working on a solution whereby an electronic voting machine (EVM) can let a voter cast his or her vote from anywhere in the country, at the nearest poll booth.
Modi's government is for the moment only interested in making insinuations for political gains. It has no interest in going to the roots of black money which funds elections.
Three months ago, when bookies started accepting bets on the Delhi polls, the prediction was BJP 55 and AAP 10. A few weeks ago, after Kiran Bedi was named as the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, the BJP was ahead with 46-48 seats.
The Way Things Were, not coincidentally, is the title of Aatish Taseer’s new novel which has been described as many things – an intimate portrait of a marriage, a panoramic vision of India’s half-century, an interrogation into how Indians view India.
Ignoring boycott call by Separatist groups and braving cold weather, nearly 33% polling was recorded till noon in Jammu and Kashmir. Here are a few photos.