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Monthly Archives: JULY 2018


Simultaneous polls: An idea that must be dumped
AN IDEA THAT MILITATES AGAINST FEDERAL STRUCTURE
20.07.18 - VIPIN PUBBY*

State Assembly elections are due in four states this year, in double that number of states besides the Lok Sabha elections next year, in three states during 2020 and in six states the following year. There has been no year in the recent past when ...
  


Punjab's drug problem needs a sober, well thought out strategy
High on atmospherics
13.07.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

DURING THE CAMPAIGN for the Punjab Assembly elections last year, Amarinder Singh, then the Congress’s chief ministerial candidate, had pledged to eradicate the State’s drug problem within four weeks of coming to power. Given the complexity of the issue, hardly anyone took his pledge seriously ...
  


No one speaks Kannada in Himachal Pradesh. No one cares, either.
THE MENTAL HOSPITAL-ITY OF DEVLOK HIMACHAL
11.07.18 - Anita Pathania

REPORTERS BECOME IMMUNE to certain shocking realities of life. Most reporters do not lose a wink of sleep after filing a headline that says 'Two dead in car, scooter accident.' You can call such loss of sensitivity a professional hazard. It's a trait reporters share ...
  


Beware the croupiers in 2019
04.07.18 - JAWED NAQVI

INDIA’S OPPOSITION PARTIES must quickly deal with two problems ahead of the next election. One stems from an irrational fear of Prime Minister Modi, of what tricks he might have up his sleeve and so forth to outsmart the opposition in 2019. This problem is ...
  



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