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The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2014

What is UPA? What does it stand for? Undercover Payment Agreement. This coalition is all about not letting anyone know who paid how much to whom for what. Who is the UPA’s PM candidate? They thought they had an ace … Continue reading

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The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

Or what newspapers and media will not tell you about the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Election. Will the new government go in for reform? Absolutely! Though there may be a slight difference between what everyone understands by reform and what the … Continue reading

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Wordle US & Indian Constitution, Congress & CPI(M) Manifesto

Since it was introduced last year, Wordle has been very popular with bloggers and the general public. So I decided to join in the fun. Here are the US and Indian Constitution wordle outputs: Observations? Nothing surprising here. Putting aside … Continue reading

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Strengthening Indian democracy – What can we do?

From my newspaper reading of the past week, one line stuck in my mind: “The plain fact is that democratic government — which is systemically better than all other forms of government — inevitably panders to narrow but powerful interests … Continue reading

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