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Dance of Democracy! #IndianElections2014

The Tango has reached its crescendo. The waltz by our politicians is now looking extremely ugly. A slew of recent incidents have only added zing to the choreography. First a leader is attacked, seeing no response from their dancers (read: supporters) burn their own house and cry foul. In other news every leader small or big is vying for that symbol printed ticket. Everyone wants to be a small part in the history making process. The 2014 Indian general elections is billed as the largest ever in electoral history. It is being said 10 crore new voters, primarily the youth

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Promise, Nomination, Election and “Babaji Ka Thullu”

Politics was a topic of debate when I was a high-school student. ‘Should a student join politics?’ The more we spoke, the less we had knowledge about this particular topic. In 2000-2005, for a report card focused teenager, politics was just front-page coverage in the news paper. I went to college, met new people and started searching my own world among them. Everyday life became more limited and suddenly I discovered, politics is the repetition of same headlines and promises. Same agenda again and again. Same people so many times and the same rate of inflation over the years! Politics

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`विचारधारा’ वाले और बेचारे चोर!

सरकारी खजाने की दीवार इधर-उधर से टूटी हुई थी। बहुत सारा माल पहले ही उड़ चुका था, लेकिन बहुत कुछ उड़ाया जाना अब भी बाकी था। माल उड़ाने के लिए अंदर घुसना ज़रूरी था। चोरो के तमाम गिरोह ताक में थे। नैशनल लेबल पर ऑपरेट करने वाला नैशलिस्ट गिरोह, स्टेट लेबल पर कारनामे दिखाने वाला सोशलिस्ट गिरोह, हाथी पालने वाला जनजन गिरोह और सबसे बढ़कर वह गिरोह जो आम-सहमति से हाथ की सफाई दिखाकर पूरी दुनिया में अपार शोहरत कमा चुका था। खजाने की दीवार थोड़ा और ढही तो यह साफ हो गया कि जो सबसे पहले अंदर जाएगा वह

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जनपथ का जनतंत्र जिंदाबाद

मोदी हुंकार रहे हैं। केजरीवाल बुहार रहे हैं। लेकिन देश की सबसे बड़ी पार्टी के दरवाज़े पर खड़े लोगो के चेहरे उतरे हुए हैं। लोग एक-दूसरे से पूछ रहे हैं- इतना सन्नाटा क्यों है, भाई? कोई कुछ बोलता क्यों नहीं। इंतज़ार करके आंखे पथरा गई हैं। आखिर कब प्रकट होंगे युवराज। पार्टी कब बताएगी कि राहुल गांधी ही कांग्रेस की तरफ से प्रधानमंत्री पद के दावेदार हैं। सोनिया जी ने कहा था कि उचित समय आने पर पार्टी के पीएम कैंडिडेट का ऐलान होगा। क्या उचित समय 2014 के चुनाव से पहले तक आ पाएगा?  सन्नाटा जारी है, गुहार जारी है। लेकिन

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भारत में क्रांतिकारी राजनीतिक बदलावों का हमसफर रहा २०१३

कहते हैं पॉलिटिक्‍स में कभी फुलस्‍टॉप नहीं लगता। साल खत्‍म हो जाते हैं लेकिन राजनीति चलती रहती है। हां, राजनीति का स्‍वरूप जरूर बदलता है लेकिन राजनीति की बिसात वही रहती है। वजीर और प्‍यादे वही रहते हैं बस चाल चलेन वाले और दल बदल जाते हैं। कुर्सी वही रहती है, बस दावेदार बदल जाते हैं। राजनीतिक बदलाव का असर प्रजा झेलती है लेकिन शासक परिवर्तित होते रहते हैं। भारतीय राजनीति का अखाडा २०१३ में भी कई राजनीतिक उठा-पटक का सूत्रधार बना। २०१३ अगर सचिन तेंदुलगर की क्रिकेट से बिदाई के लिए जाना जाएगा तो ये साल राजनीति में नरेन्‍द्र

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Indian Politics: An Analysis

About ten years back when people selected the Congress- led United Progressive Alliance instead of the BJP- led National Democratic Alliance. No one was hoping for Congress but just because of Sonia Gandhi’s charismatic leadership, they were able to defeat the so considered bright party. But now people are seeking for change. And visibly, the battle is in between the two dominant parties (BJP &Congress) or say in between supporters of secularism and  the supporters  of cultural nationalism. Both the parties have their own specialties. But for me, considering the present volatile political scenario, there is only one name that

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Soft Face For BJP’s Several Shortcomings

In the Second part of our series on the Delhi Chief Ministerial candidates, we focus on the profile and achievements of BJP’s candidate Mr. Harsh Vardhan. After much internal squabble BJP has declared Dr. Harsh Vardhan as their Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi. He is not the name that BJP and media talks about regularly, but he is quite popular in the public because of his impressive work, humble nature and easy accessibility. Dr. Harsh Vardhan is a doctor by profession and completed his M.S. in ENT surgery. He was doing private practice before joining politics in 1993. The 59-year-old

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Sheila Dikshit: Brilliant Administrator But Embroiled With The Corrupt

As many of you prepare to vote for the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled on Dec 4th, Mission Sharing Knowledge brings you a series that throws more light on the profile & achievements of the three Chief Ministerial candidates. We start this series with the current & longest-serving CM of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit. A teacher before she plunged into politics, Dikshit’s administrative skills was even admired by former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi & Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Dikshit’s father-in-law Uma Shankar Dikshit was a veteran freedom fighter and one of the close aides of Indira Gandhi. It was Indira Gandhi

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The Tale Of Entrapment

Under the affect of alcohol he could barely walk, walking looked so dangerous for him. His hands battled with glass wall to hold them. Tremendous pull of gravity made his grounded feet imbalanced and prone to collisions. His blurry vision and loose tongue crowned him as a super dangerous orator. Isn’t it “ITS KEWL”? [Caution – My woven thoughts might sound CONSERVATIVE but understand the underlying message. READ THIS WITH OPEN HEAD]   Youth population of any country is considered to be extremely important in defining its growth. India driven by corrupted politics and polluted mindsets can be superior nation

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असल में हैं ये लोकतंत्र के बलात्कारी…

गठबन्धन के टूटने का कर दिया ऐलान, नीतीश-शरद को दिख रहे केवल मुसलमान। केवल मुसलमान, हिन्दू तो बंट जायेंगे, कुछ अगड़े -कुछ पिछड़ों में छंट जायेंगे। बहुमत हेतु बहुमत का अपमान कर रहे, अल्पमत के वोटों पर अभिमान कर रहे। ऐसे मतलबखोरों का तिरस्कार जरूरी, धर्म के नाम पे कमा रहे हों जो मजदूरी। राजनीति से इन्हें दफा करने की बारी, असल में हैं ये लोकतंत्र के बलात्कारी।  

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