Marx. Maya. Modi.

How Marx rigs elections in Bengal.

Newsweek profiles Mayawati.

The Atlantic Monthly profiles Narendra Modi.

Another article, an old one, on why the GIMC is like a dog’s tail

Even many educated voters did not know what was expected of their legislators. One doctor assured me of her vote if I could get two dustbins by the side of her house. Another housewife wanted my assistance that once elected I should come and clear the garbage in front of her house. Many were going to vote for certain candidates because they had received certain favours like getting admission for their children, or sites.

Very few were aware that a legislator should try to bring about a systemic change by enacting the right kind of legislation so that all are benefited, so that the rights of minorities are protected, so that society as a whole prospers.

With one exception, all newspapers completely ignored my candidacy. Even when I was prepared to pay, one newspaper was hesitant to accept my advertisement and I had to make many calls before I could buy space. No newspaper bothered to find out and publish what the stands of different candidates on various important issues were.

Sanyal, Sarabhai, Gopi. Tough luck.

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  • yet_another_hindu_infidel  On April 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    In the midst of the riots, Modi approvingly quoted Newton’s third law: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”
    …and the masters drums echo… ECHO!

  • warthog  On April 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    plz have an article about the it act 2008
    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090415/jsp/opinion/story_10824259.jsp

    this is total violation of rights.
    we dont really have a right agaisnt search and seizure.why our founding fathers were that much ignorant

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