Why Modi's Idea to Hold Simultaneous Elections is a Bad One

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently mooted the idea of evolving a method for holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously. Primarily, two reasons stand out in favour of this electoral reform. With parties in perpetual election mode,

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Its Time Modi-Sarkar Realised There's More To Growth Than Development

The Narendra Modi-led BJP Government has been in power for almost 2 years now. The thumping majority they received in the Lok Sabha was testament to the fact that India was ready for a change of epic proportions. Modi stylised his campaign run on the

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For Ambedkar's Sake, Article 356 Deserves A Thorough Relook

Article 356 of the Indian constitution, more commonly known as 'President’s Rule' could easily be classified as one of the most controversial elements of our beautifully crafted constitution. The constitutional history of the article ca

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The Curious Case of Rajasthan Panchayats

On December 20, 2014, by virtue of Ordinances No. 1 and 2 of 2014, the Governor of Rajasthan amended the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994. These amendments prescribe certain qualifications in order to contest for the position of a ‘Panch&rsqu

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The Menace Of Flesh Trade

A week ago, a panel of the Supreme Court has recommended that police take no criminal action against consenting adult sex workers. It also proposed an elaborate mechanism for providing an alternate livelihood and rehabilitation for sex workers. The p

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Enemy Property: Modi govt's price for nationalism

The Modi government is undoubtedly tensed this Budget session. A reason thereof is the nationalism debate has began to backfire against it and may result in putting parliamentarians from the BJP in a spot. But the more pressing cause for concern, hid

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