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The aftermath of Karnataka elections, the battle of ideologies, issues and Indian democracy: An Analysis

The events leading to the Karnataka elections, the results, floor test and the after math has captivated the mindset of the Indian voters and international audience alike. It demonstrates the repetition of India’s history, the political institutions at work vide their un-decorated discourses, platitudinous discussions and orthodox style of play. Such was the democratic hullabaloo […]

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Western world and the myth of the Indian middle class

Whenever I hear Europeans per se Indian equivalent of foreigners talking about the Indian middle class’ I often wonder what do they mean? What section of the Indian society are they referring to? Are they referring to the conventional wisdom consisting of the 601 million odd consumer class, or the few 100 million people with the ability to […]

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GST Reform: The Bigger Picture

GST is not merely a product of objective analysis. The national debate on its implementation is a case in point i.e. to be weighed upon a broader taxation policy perspective. The question at stake is the viability of taxation policy in the whole, which is a dire reflection of the economic policy, highly apprehended by […]

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The Lady

“Is Lady Irwin here?” asked Rahul, panting heavily as he knocked on the door of Mr and Mrs Irwin. “The Lady will be downstairs in a minute” replied a sturdy looking man with a dark moustache and a heavy accent. “He must be in his late 40s, probably a military veteran” thought Rahul as he […]

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French Presidential Elections and the Busting of the Right Wing Myth

France’s presidential elections viz. the electing of Emmanuel Macron’ is being touted as the saviour of the liberal democratic tradition, and the buster of the recently formulated myth. The myth that the right wing ideology has been sweeping the globe with the rise of the extremists.  To the people unaware of the news, Emmanuel Macron […]

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THE ART OF DECEPTION: THE RICH V/S THE POOR DEBATE

  A report by Oxfam reads that the 8 richest people in the world owned approximately 50% of the word’s wealth. Its report “An economy for the 99%” states that “New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest […]

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The States and their Gun obsession

The States and their law enforcement are never complete without the usage of weaponries. With the passage of time, the usage of a gun has become an intricate part of the state system. This can be perceived from the distribution of gun licenses to the civilians in the name of self-defence. Unfortunately, usage of any kind […]