Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Big picture: Why the electorate voted against all state governments

By Soroor Ahmed, Twocircles.net A bigger picture emerging after the electoral verdict of March 11, 2017, shows that it was a vote against all five...

Modi is now more presidential than before

By Amulya Ganguli  Narendra Modi's emergence as the most dominant politician in today's India, as the Congress's P. Chidambaram has said, means that he is...

Stop blaming Muslim leadership for UP debacle: Akhilesh, Mayawati are the real culprits

By Murshid Kamal for Twocircles.net Victory has many fathers but defeat is an orphan. In the triumphant camp, Prime Minister Modi is being credited for...

6 challenges for the new UP government

By IndiaSpend Team With 200 million people, equivalent to the population of Brazil, but with an economy the size of Qatars -- which has 2.4...

Recent election results demand a re-look into the merits of the Electronic Voting Machine

By Mohammed Anis Akhtar for Twocircles.net The integrity of the world’s largest democracy, India, depends on the reliability and validity of elections, held on a...

Why are Muslim voices always forced to be on the defensive in the mainstream...

By Nazish Hussain for Twocircles.net A democratic polity guarantees freedom of expression to its citizens through various means. In the realm of our social life,...

This Ramlila presents an enduring tapestry of communal harmony

New Delhi, (IANS): Nestled in Uttar Pradeshs glass-factory district of Firozabad is Kheriya, a small village which for over 50 years now has been...

Dear BJP, spare us the moral high ground: your politics is no different from...

By Mohammed Rehan Ansari for Twocircles.net The UP elections show that Narendra Modi’s charisma and Amit Shah’s strategies rolled over the new-born Samajwadi Party, the...

Does UP victory make Modi’s return in 2019 smooth?

By Vishav and Saurabh Katkurwar   New Delhi, (IANS): With the BJP sweeping Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and making major inroads into the north east with...

Campus face-off: BJP stumped by young idealists

By Amulya Ganguli  In the confrontation between the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Leftist students in the various campuses, the saffron brotherhoods muscular...

The myth of Hindu ‘minority’: Debunking right-wing propoganda

By Ram Puniyani for Twocircles.net The biases and misconceptions about conversions and population growth have been used by communal forces to divide the society. This...

DU screams for peace, freedom

By Mudita Girotra  New Delhi, (IANS): Many among the few thousands of students and teachers who marched in Delhi University's north campus on Tuesday against...

Kashmir, Azadi and the hollowness of left-liberal solidarity

By Gowhar Fazili While we must all defend the right to free speech regardless of the politics of people involved and condemn ABVP’s latest assault...

Education failure, leading reason for UP job woes, isn’t an election issue

By Shreya Shah Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do,"...

In solidarity with Shehla Rashid

By Sana Khan for TwoCircles.net So much has already been written, in support of her and against her, so much so that a few AMU...

SP battles to retain its supremacy in Phase-2 of UP polls

By Brajendra Nath Singh and Prashant Sood  Saharanpur/New Delhi, (IANS) : As the battle for ballot in Uttar Pradesh shifts to 67 second-phase seats, including...

UP elections and the missing ‘madam, chacha, neta and babuji’

By Mohit Dubey   Lucknow, (IANS) : The first phase of the elections to the 403-strong Uttar Pradesh state assembly, that ended on Saturday, was marked...

UP’s health variations: From worse than Haiti to better than India

By Oommen Kurian At a time when Indias sex ratio at birth is low and declining -- from 909 (2011) to 887 (2014) -- there...

BJP takes poll management, ground work to next level in UP

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS) : If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could pride itself on professional poll management in the run-up to the 2014...

Third of UP voters cite power cuts as top election issue

By Shreya Shah Almost a third of voters polled said power cuts were the biggest problem in Uttar Pradesh, according to a new survey conducted...