Why Delhi's perennial air pollution isn't election issue for AAP, BJP or Congress: It's not a political problem yet
People who live in Delhi have just got used to it. For them the issue of pollution is akin to a broken road or an overflowing sewer in the locality. It might be resolved eventually or might not be resolved at all. There is an urgent need to politicise the debate on pollution in Delhi so that Delhi's citizens can hold their politicians accountable for their laxity and follies.
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Outspoken cricketer latest entrant in a long list of sportspersons who entered politics
Former cricket Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday saying that he was 'influenced' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'vision for the country'.
22% Indians believe differing political views harm society, 64% think social media makes issues divisive: BBC-Ipsos study
A new global study by Ipsos for the 'BBC Crossing Divides' finds that people are split over whether differences in political opinions in their country are healthy or dangerous for society. The survey was carried out online among 19,782 adults under 65 across 27 countries from 26 November to 7 December, 2018.
EC files affidavit in Supreme Court asking for power to de-register political parties, ensure inner party democracy
In an affidavit filed on Saturday, the Election Commission of India (EC) implored the Supreme Court to empower the electoral body to be able to de-register political parties
Rahul Gandhi is falling in love with politics: Is Congress VP getting better at game once played by Narendra Modi?
For the first time in his life, Rahul Gandhi is having fun. He is smiling, laughing, cracking jokes, coining acronyms and firing double taps at the most famous chest in Indian politics.
London School of Economics graduate and lawyer Nupur Sharma talks to author Meghna Pant about why she left a high-paying job to enter the big, bad world of politics exclusively on First Lady.
Milan Vaishnav’s book 'When Crime Pays' studies the rise of criminals in India’s political circles, their sustenance and worrying popularity, and how (if at all) this crime-politics nexus can be defeated
Congress is not a lost cause yet: Junking archaic ideas, embracing progressive approach will make it a potent force
Having failed to delineate a cogent and credible line on secularism, the Congress will have to articulate a new position to find its way back into political reckoning.
Whose religion is it, anyway? Supreme Court reserves verdict on poll law provision on corrupt practice
SC reserved its verdict on the "width and scope" of an electoral law provision dealing with issue whether seeking votes on the ground of "religion, race, caste, community or language", amounted to "corrupt practice".
The debate over triple talaq is so conflated with hard ideological, religious and political positions that it is very easy to miss the woods for trees.
Try as he or his party might, that impression was further reinforced, not dispelled, by Rahul's latest shenanigans in court on the issue of whether RSS is indeed responsible for killing Mahatma Gandhi.
Political exigencies taking over ethical governance? Uttarakhand crisis shows how BJP and Congress are the same
The BJP's penchant for this kind of pragmatism is evident all through the Uttarakhand crisis. There is little doubt that Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost support of the majority of legislators when his nine MLA’s revolted against him.
Cumulatively, the AAP's victory is a victory for democracy and in the final analysis, it may be that hinge factor that changes India's politics.
On our Prime Minister's 80th birthday, two Firspost editors, Lakshmi Chaudhry and Sandip Roy, face off on the pressing question of the day: will democracy be better served by a mandatory retirement age for politicians?