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Demystifying Urban Governance

City governments, by far, have the largest and most direct impact on a citizen’s life. How often do we see news relating to municipal/city governments? How big of a deal are civic, or local elections? It is at a local level that change brings about the greatest respite in a citizen’s life.

The BJP Banks on Modi in Udupi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Udupi on 1st May as part of the BJP’s campaign for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. Addressing a packed venue, Modi attacked the Congress government in his attempt to woo voters.

The Conundrum of the Justice Collegium

In an unprecedented move, members of the Justice Collegium of the Supreme Court went public with allegations that the Honourable Chief Justice of India had been exhibiting a clear lack of transparency and rationale while assigning cases to the judges of the Supreme Court.

The Politics of Pretension

Politics has regressed to a dormant state where principles stand only if they help score brownie points. The fundamental concept of principles and standing up for them has become completely irrelevant. Hypocrisy inherently surfaces on both sides of the political spectrum.

North Korea – The Nuclear Uprising

The media has recently been rocked by international debate regarding North Korea and its nuclear policy. With Trump and Kim exchanging verbal abuses on the trot, how to effectively curb this menace becomes the paramount question.

State of Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent comments fuelled a fire, but they are also testimony to a much larger problem with the state of political discourse in India. With the fight to control the Rajya Sabha getting harder, what do we stand to lose if this problem continues?

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