The long night of Kohima

Year: Jan 2020 Place: Somewhere in Kohima Kohima, the sleepy capital of India’s northeastern state Nagaland was turning out to be the final battleground for the Indian security forces and the Insurgent militant group which had created havoc and panic for almost four decades. Kohima has seen its fair share of war. One is reminded of the bloody Battle of Kohima which brought the then … Continue reading The long night of Kohima

Who was Qassem Soleimani? How his assassination will affect India?

“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad,” the Pentagon said in a statement announcing the death of Qassem Soleimani, a commander of Iran’s military forces in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere throughout the Middle East. Qassem Soleimani, was the all powerful military commander of the Iran’s feared Al-Quds force, a expeditionary wing of … Continue reading Who was Qassem Soleimani? How his assassination will affect India?

Never-ending political musical chair in Maharashtra

It has been more than twenty days since the announcement of assembly election results, the state of Maharashtra is yet to get a popular government. As many as 29 farmers have committed suicide in the last twenty days; but the Maharashtrian political musical chair is far from over. What seemed to be a clear mandate for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine; has been completely disregarded by … Continue reading Never-ending political musical chair in Maharashtra

Things Congress needs to do!

BJP handed a ruthless drubbing to the Congress yet again in 2019 General Elections. Congress has miserably failed under the lacklustre leadership of its dullard president; who not only drove the Congress to the mud but also lost faith of its erstwhile allies. Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s position as the numero uno of the party; especially after this resounding defeat looks highly untenable. However, the … Continue reading Things Congress needs to do!

Why you need not worry about the reliability of EVMs and VVPATs

22 Opposition parties met EC yesterday to demand verification of sample VVPAT slips before counting the EVMs. It is to be noted that the Honourable Supreme Court has mandated that five randomly selected polling station’s in an assembly constituency – VVPATs be counted and verified against their corresponding EVMs. This cumbersome process will take long hours as it takes about an hour to manually count … Continue reading Why you need not worry about the reliability of EVMs and VVPATs

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BJP plays a masterstroke with Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination

If politics was a game of chess then PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah are its Magnus Carlsen and Vishwanathan Anand playing on the same side. By nominating Sadhvi Pragya from the prestigious seat of Bhopal, BJP has not only thrown the Congress in a quandary but also have left the Lutyens’ liberals frothing from their mouths. As always in the game … Continue reading BJP plays a masterstroke with Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination

Why Bangalore South might be a prestige battle for BJP President

In a war there are many battles, but some battles hold special meaning and purpose for various reasons. Well in the electoral war of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, one such prestige battle might be the electoral battle for Bangalore South, a traditional BJP stronghold. BJP surprised and shocked not only the political pundits and the Bangalore south electorate, but also the BJP local cadre by … Continue reading Why Bangalore South might be a prestige battle for BJP President