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Saturday, August 28, 2021

‍TRS Party Restructuring And Revival Worries Ministers, MLAs And Cadre In Telangana

The strong decision to revive the post of district unit president and committees by next month has raised a debate in ruling TRS party circles, leaving the ministers, MLAs and party cadre worried about their future.

Ministers and MLAs have established their political dominance in districts as there was no alternative power centre all these years. Divergent views are being expressed as to why Chandrashekar Rao has chosen to restore these organisational posts and committees all of a sudden when he himself had abolished them in 2018.

Chief Minister KCR announced his decision to restore organisational structure at the TRS state executive committee meeting at Telangana Bhavan recently. Sections in the party feel that the move is aimed to fashion a new leadership in the ruling party ahead of the 2023 Assembly polls.

Some other sections feel this is aimed at checking the personal sway of ministers and MLAs in districts, who are taking party posts and positions for granted and not allowing an alternative leadership to develop in their respective districts.

The CM felt the need to strengthen organizational structure in all districts after the exit of Etala Rajender from the government in May. After Rajendar quit the party and joined the BJP in June, there was no other strong leader for the TRS in Huzurabad constituency, who could match his strength and stature.

Party circles say that Rajendar crushed second-rung leaders and never allowed anyone to emerge as a threat. With this, TRS is forced to depend on leaders from other parties in Huzurabad, like Padi Kaushik Reddy from Congress, L. Ramana from the Telugu Desam and E. Peddi Reddy from the BJP, to take on Rajendar.

The constitution of new committees at this stage will give scope for emergence of new leaders in all districts and constituencies. They would have ample time to establish themselves as leaders in the run-up to the 2023 December assembly polls, which would take place after 27 months from now.

They say that, in future, if the party leadership does not re-allot tickets to non-performing ministers or sitting MLAs for the 2023 assembly polls or if some of them defect to other parties for any political reason, as Rajendar did, the new leadership can still keep the party in good form. #KhabarLive #hydnews

Friday, August 27, 2021

‍‍#Sponsored: Save Extra On The Finest Brands With Zoutons

With more and more people prioritizing quality over logos, top fashion brands are shifting their focus to sustainable fashion. In contrast to fast fashion, sustainable clothing can last everyday wear and tear for seasons.

As a result, these collections are more expensive to make, and therefore to buy, which is not always easy on the pocket. Zoutons, the second-largest coupon website in India, has made fashion affordable for its users through diverse yet unique offerings.

As an established name in the Indian affiliate e-commerce industry, Zoutons has created robust partnerships with the leading players of the online retail world. Myntra, Flipkart, Amazon, Tata Cliq, Ajio, Clovia, Zivame, Lifestyle, Pantaloons - are some of the most popular brands the coupon aggregator holds in its treasury. 

Whether you are an amateur in the online shopping space or a specialist, finding the best saving opportunity for your purchases is a hit or miss in most cases. Hence, taking assistance from saving experts like Zoutons grants you the freedom of bargaining the best value for your expense. The coupon website features hundreds of coupon pages that are segregated in terms of categories and stores. Customers looking to upgrade their wardrobe can find discounts on everything from clothing, accessories, footwear to jewellery, bags, makeup, and more. 

Featuring Discounts From Top Fashion Brands

Zoutons acts as a one-stop-shop for all your fashion needs ( by promoting the latest deals and sales from top fashion brands in India. Users can take advantage of the compiled assortment of coupons at the website to generate a discounted cart value on their online shopping expeditions. The company is known for providing the best in class user experience with its interactive and modern website UI as well as innovative strategies to deliver extensive saving opportunities to its users.

A dedicated team of professionals at Zoutons keeps track of all the latest and upcoming sales, offers and promotions at more than 100 online fashion stores in India. The coupon website features separate pages for men, women and kids fashion, inclusive of all the latest offerings from partner brands. Check out some of the best ongoing fashion deals at Zoutons below:

- Myntra - Up to 80% off on dresses, kurtas, shirts, jeans, bags, shoes, and more
- Flipkart Fashion - Max. 80% concession on Men, Women, And Kids collections
- Ajio - Get 80% off + free shipping on all fashion orders
- Amazon Fashion - Up To 70% Off on clothing and fashion accessories
- Tata Cliq - Max. 70% Off + Free Shipping on all orders
- Pantaloons - Get 60% + Extra 30% off on fashion apparel and accessories
- Lifestyle - Up To 60% + Extra 15% Off on t-shirts, jeans, heels, bags, kurtas, and more 
- Clovia - 60% Off On Innerwear, Activewear, and more + Extra 3% Off on prepaid orders.
- MensXP - Up To 85% Off + Extra 15% Off on fashion essentials and grooming products
- Wildcraft - Buy 2 Get 1 Free On Clothing And Footwear

Bag Extra Savings With Zoutons

Known for pioneering in the couponing world, Zoutons aims to provide a 360-degree shopping experience to assist users on all stages of their online ventures. Whether it is free shipping codes, new user discounts, referral codes, or cashback offers - Zoutons users can discover savings in a variety of possibilities across multiple stores and products. Online shoppers can also find promo codes exclusive to Zoutons and take their savings to the next level by redeeming them at the checkout page of coupon partner websites.

Despite the large number of coupons available at Zoutons, sorting through an assortment of discounts and promo codes can be confusing and time consuming for the best of us. Therefore, to deliver an effortless online shopping experience, the company also launched a coupon finding personal shopping tool. This tool is classified as a Chrome extension and used to apply the most suitable discount to a user’s shopping cart whenever they place an online order. 

The coupon aggregator also sends out weekly newsletters with saving opportunities from top fashion & lifestyle brands as well as essential service providers. As a result, users can receive the latest updates on flash sales, deals of the day, and much more before anyone else. Speaking of delivering updates, Zoutons also hosts a Telegram group that delivers clickable deals directly to a subscriber's smartphone.

For the fond readers out there, the Zoutons website showcases a news section with detailed blog posts shedding light on the intricate details of the latest and upcoming sales, coupons, shopping trends, and saving tips for a wholesome shopping experience. Users can also benefit during seasonal and festive sales because the coupon aggregator creates specialized saving guides that cater to diverse needs. 

Irrespective of what your fashion style is, with Zoutons saving tips and tools, you can make sustainable fashion affordable. So start your savings journey with Zoutons today and discover an unparalleled online shopping experience no matter where you choose to shop. #KhabarLive #hydnews

Saturday, August 21, 2021

‍‍Indian Bowlers Outstanding Performance In International Cricket Makes Proud

After several winnings, Indian bowlers proved to be the key players in International Cricket with their techniques, discipline and World class expertise. The latest win makes proud and happy with pacemakers extraordinary efforts.

Even among the many notable triumphs notched up by Indian teams in the recent past the victory at Lord’s will occupy a very special place. After all it is not every time that a side which looks in a really vulnerable position shortly after play starts on the last day turns the tables around so dramatically that shortly before final draw of stumps the same side emerges victorious by a thumping margin.

On that count alone India’s win over England by 151 runs on Monday will recall fond memories for a long time. But of course that is not the only reason. The dramatic events on the final day did not fully overshadow the gripping cricket that was seen over the first four days. There were times when it was Test cricket at its grimmest as India took their time to fight back on the fourth day after being in arrears on the first innings.

But overall it was the traditional format at its best as there was much good batting and bowling and a keen contest for supremacy between two rather evenly matched teams. Certainly the eventful cricket at Lord’s has set the stage for what could be a fascinating contest with three more Tests to be played.

The visitors of course cannot afford to be complacent. Virat Kohli and his men would do well to remember that in 2014 India had taken a 1-0 lead by winning the second Test – incidentally also at Lord’s – only for England to win the next three. This time England on the face of it has gaping holes in its top order batting but there is always the feeling that the home side could regroup by finding adequate replacements even if they are rather over dependent on Joe Root.

They are of course better served in the bowling department. James Anderson is a modern day marvel continuing to display his manifold skills and seemingly never tiring even at 39 and he has splendid support in Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood. The spin of Moeen Ali can be termed as adequate but then England’s strength is in their pace bowling quartet.

For that matter India too are not without their problems. Their much vaunted middle order batting is rather wobbly and the trio of Cheteswar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will have to live up to their lofty reputation in the next three Tests if India are to nurture any hopes of holding on to their lead and winning the series. There has also been considerable debate whether the visitors should field four pacemen and only one spinner. Three pacemen and two spinners in Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja would be the ideal line-up even for English conditions. The inclusion of Ashwin will also bolster the batting.

However with the quartet of pacemen having performed in exemplary fashion at Lord’s it is unlikely that there will be any change in this policy especially with the conditions at Headingley, the venue of the third Test, likely to help the fast bowlers.

Kohli has spoken about how the on field tension motivated the team to rise to the occasion when it mattered most. There were unsavoury incidents that could have been avoided but with an ultra aggressive, over the top passionate Kohli in charge these things are now par for the course. But certainly one could see that the fast bowlers were motivated to the point where they were really destructive on a fifth day surface that would have been ideal for a spinner.

It does not happen every time in Indian cricket that after two Tests the five pacemen have accounted for all the 39 wickets to fall to bowlers with Jadeja the lone spinner going wicketless. There is little doubt that the performance of the pacemen is the main reason why the Indians are ahead in the series. They have been absolutely outstanding. #KhabarLive #hydnews

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Indian Squad's Passion, Patriotism, Hope And Desperation In Tokyo Olympics 2021

This is not a dampener. This is a reality check. While passion, patriotism, hope and desperation jostled for space on the Indian air waves one week into the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the air was also hanging heavy with a rather familiar déjà vu feeling about the whole exercise being largely a case of much ado about nothing yet again.

Late on a humid Friday evening at the Olympics, world champion Sifan Hassan, representing the Netherlands, appeared to be out of contention and altogether disinterested as she started and remained at the back of the field for the first half of the 5000m women’s heat in the track and field events. But a very subtle gear shift almost went unnoticed past the 2500m mark as she slowly made her way up midfield before appearing resigned to settle for seventh place until the penultimate lap.

On the seventh and final lap though, while her Kenyan and Ethiopian counterparts held steady ground at the front, Hassan quietly made her pitch for first and the finish line in such sublime fashion that they could only look on shocked, disgusted and most importantly, exhausted, as she gracefully moved past them and then into a league of her own.

Hassan, it turned out, had quietly executed a very stealthy and rather deceptive plan, building steadily and sure footedly, slowly at first and then with consistency, pushing past when it was time. This was only the first heat as she is expected to take part across three events.

As exhilarating as it was to watch, it was not easy to shake off the lingering feeling that India were continuing to miss a beat.

After all, what happened to the P.T. Usha’s of the country? What has happened to the next great hope? Where is the build up, the foundation, the steadiness, the consistency and the core, and the bench strength? The ceiling barriers are yet to be broken, once and for all and comprehensively at that as far as India at the Olympics are concerned.

This is not a dampener. This is a reality check.

When USA lost one of the world’s greatest gymnasts in Simone Biles at the last minute in the all round team gymnastics event, they found a new champion in Suni Lee who claimed gold in the individual event to add to USA’s prowess as the fifth successive champion to take the gold at the Olympics. Great Britain were rewarded for staying with Tom Daley and his ten year Olympics history of medals finally yielding him a gold in the 10m platform men’s synchronized diving. Michael Phelps’s Olympics record is being challenged as is Mark Spritz’, unbelievably so, by Caeleb Dressler in the swimming events.

One could not help but cut back to the picture earlier in the morning as Hassan silently disappeared into the background as did Dutee from Indian minds.

At the fifth heat of the women’s 100m, a relatively diminutive woman lined up at the very end in lane 9. More exalted champions such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took their place in the middle. The commentator on air did not even bother to go to the end of the field to introduce the athletes and Dutee Chand remained largely incognito, finishing a rather lacklustre seventh in an eight women race and much behind her national record time. Finishing 45 out of 54 participants reminded one of the shoddy affair that passed for sports events at many a school.

Still Chand was at the Olympics. Getting here was a Herculean effort and could not draw comparison. But that summed up India’s campaign in a nutshell.

Getting here is everything and then being here is automatically translated to medal hope in the minds of a billion. Never mind the mental challenge of watching athletes around the world show up with a larger support staff and a more rounded practice and facilities behind them. Hurdles are often overlooked in the public eye.

After all, while the likes of Anurag Thakur and Kiran Rijuju can sing laurels of our athletes when they make progress, it could be argued that like India’s lamentably bleak Olympics history, much of India’s untapped sporting talent continues to remain hidden.

It can also explain the almost monotonous voice in which the electronic media were already talking medal even as family members of P.V. Sindhu and Lovlina Borgohain encouraged cautious optimism. “Going for gold” screamed the headlines even though both women were still only into the semi finals in their respective disciplines of boxing and badminton respectively and had to still get past one more opponent to throw the final gauntlet for gold.

Once over the euphoria on a rather quiet, less newsworthy Friday where the farmers protest and the opposition took a backseat, the overwhelming feeling returned once more at the end of another epic day at the Tokyo Olympics that it was better to read the list of who had made the leap ahead rather than read out the long list of Indian athletes who didn’t.

Why are India’s medal hopefuls over hyped before the Olympics and then reduced to less than a handful midway through the two week celebration of sport only for India to be able to count on one hand the number of medals returning home? What is wrong with this picture?

Consider the déjà vu. There lies the answer.

Consider this for comparison.

A billion plus strong nation and 128 athletes represent India. Australia boasts a train of over 450 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and only has a population that is about 25 million. Yet Australia are sitting pretty at no.6 behind the Russian Olympics Committee with nine gold medals to their name against the leader China who have now leaped over Japan with eighteen gold medals. Australia have 22 medals by the end of a hot and muggy night at the Olympics. India, still just the one.

Missing the top spot in the headlines were the archery duo of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das who were holding their respective ground in the women’s individual archery event and men’s recursive individual archery, heading into the quarterfinals. While their efforts are commendable, they still represent a tiny fraction of India’s athletes who made it to the Olympics which is a great feat in itself but also, an even more miniscule percentage of the population, which is blasphemous to say the least.

Women’s hockey also provided some hope and as rightly pointed out, a semi final place is a great place to be in a ten year development. The emphasis has to be on development.

On a day when the likes of P.V. Sindhu were being hailed, there was an out-of-touch-with-reality moment when actor R. Madhavan posted this reply to a picture of the Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu having food on the floor of her humble home back in Manipur:

“Hey this cannot be true. I am at a complete loss of words.”

Why, Madhavan? First of all, it has to be pointed out, there is nothing wrong with having one’s lunch on the floor. To put things in context here though, he should know better the plight of Indian sportspersons given that he has played a coach to one in one of his movies.

It certainly puts playing for honour and pride of the country in perspective. That is a school of thought that has been given much lip service but not much credence in the wake of introduction of a sporting culture such as the Indian Premier League.

But it highlights not just the humble conditions from which these sportspersons come from but also, of the great demands on them, sometimes on their own two legs and on their meagre resources to get as far as they do. Showering laurels when medals are won is easy. In that sense, walking that opening ceremony in Tokyo was already a dream too high but achieved. But what about those who made it on their own merit and great hard work but didn’t get far, like Dutee?

Often this is not a rags-to-riches story for many of these sports persons who achieve elite Olympics medal levels. Promises made to them – not incentives but rewards after they hit the spotlight – are not kept. Homes are denied, jobs going a-begging, their talent, experience and wisdom untapped as the governments fail to use their success as a slipstream to build a steady stream of athletes inspired in the wake of their accomplishments.

Then four years later, it appears the names once again come out of the woodworks, the politicians bring out their patriotic Indian montages and the fans their tricolour and march alongside the sportspersons to unrealistic dreams and expectations.

The dismay is obvious.

The handful of aspiring shooters have had enough turmoil on the results board and back in the dressing room with enough ruffles over rifts between shooters and coaches. Manu Bhaker, who was expected to be the flag bearer in the end leading the medals tally, had a run in with her coach, Jaspal Rana, and thereafter with a rare malfunctioning pistol that hurt her chances in the 10m air pistol qualification event.

As news headlines kept screaming… “so-and-so crashes out,” “so-and-so crashes out”, and “so-and-so crashes out”, once again it highlighted the great disparity of how sports like cricket are given deliberate vantage point and therefore, focus, while it is hard even for seasoned journalists to extrapolate on the goings-on back in Tokyo simply because they have been fed and raised on a consumption of mainly one sport and also, then forced into specialized fields that earn their employers and themselves bread-and-butter. This is simply a fact of life, which some journalists have been candid and also, brave enough to admit openly.

One had to go deeper and read in order to learn why the nineteen year old Bhaker “crashed out” (visuals were not made available at the time). Not mentioned were her still impressive scores while she lost time while her pistol was being repaired as opposed to replaced with a spare because of the time it would take to make adjustments.

While the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) stated that India’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics was “inexplicable” and the sports authority talking about an overhaul, what is not easily forgiven is the repeated manner in which sportspersons find themselves in needless tangles, whether off the field like Mary Kom is in her final Olympics showdown, calling out the IOC over unfair judging, or the “usual suspects” (for want of a better term) of the likes of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza calling foul of the AITA over selection muddles and confusion.

Where is the next generation? And where is the accountability? Where is the quiet pacing from the back of the field to make track steadily and then to take the finish line?

To think India lacks talent is appalling given that despite this sudden euphoria that comes out of the closets every four years – from the government and sports aficionados alike – India, despite its vast wealth, has very little infrastructure to show why there is no great grassroot level at which India’s budding talent is given ground on which to train.

Budget reels every February rarely do the untapped and underprivileged talent in the country little justice, leaving sports on the backburner. Between politics, nepotism and corruption, even existing infrastructure is elusive to these athletes in their four year long training that demands endurance and commitment of an extraordinary nature. The Olympics highlights this fact amply.

It is not enough that somehow, Dutee Chand is India’s only athlete in the track and field with hope and even she finishes at the end of the tail. While India’s hopes now rest on Sindhu and Lovlina and on the archers to wipe out the dim spotlight over the coming weekend, something is wrong with this picture and has been for a very long time. #KhabarLive

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How Akhila became Hadiya – and why her case has reached the Supreme Court?

A young woman adopted Islam, defying her Hindu family. The case has roiled Kerala.

It is called Devi Krupa – the blessings of the goddess. But inside the modest single-storeyed house in TV Puram village in Kerala’s Kottayam district, a young woman has been confined against her wishes, on the orders of Kerala High Court. Outside the house, six policemen stand guard round-the-clock.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Diplomacy in the Age of Social Media

Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.

Diplomacy is a fine art, heir to centuries of epochal deal making, system building, peacemaking and conflict avoidance and resolution – it is, in many ways, a profession for the ages. In the minds of men and women at large, however, it is also seen as a profession conducted in rarefied environs, in dizzying ivory-towered heights, away from the hurly-burly of earthling life. In India, I have often faced the perennial question,

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Journey of the Hijab – From the Afghan Burqa to Fashion Magazines

How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?

July 12 is National Hijab Day in Iran, a celebration that has been met by defiant protests by women driving headscarfless in their cars.

At the same time, the American glossy Allure has featured, for the first time, a hijab-wearing model on its cover. The Somali stunner Hamali Aden demonstrates just how beautiful and fashion-forward Islamic style can be.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

First Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place In UK And The Grooms Couldn't Look Happier

Unbeleivable but true, two men have become the first in the UK to have a gay Muslim wedding, it has been reported.

Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in Walsall on 22 June wearing traditional Islamic dress.

The pair hope other gay Muslims see their wedding and find the strength and courage to come out to their families and friends.

Growing up, Choudhury felt like an outsider in his own family. He liked fashion more than football and, as a result, was bullied throughout his school years.

“People would spit on me, empty the rubbish bins on me, call me pig and the Muslim people would shout ‘harum’ - which is a very nasty insult in my language,” he recalled.

As he grew older, he was assaulted in the street, became the victim of hate crime and his local mosque barred him from attending. He was also told that his sexuality was “just a phase”.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Why Are We Still Calling Sexual Harassment 'Eve-Teasing' In India?

The first 'beti bachao' advice that most of us were given is to not pay attention to 'teasing'. It was deeply confusing as a teenager. Just how is 'teasing' -- a word used to describe how I pull my brother's leg over his math score, or how my best friend jokes about boys I'd want to date -- a legitimate way to describe men on the road hurling sexually abusive invectives at me?

Five Steps For Making Blogging As Full Time Career

If you want to become an entrepreneur but do not have enough resources for starting your company, you could start with blogging. Blogging is not just about writing; it is a complete business that involves in-depth understanding of a topic (domain), digital marketing, and sales.

With blogging, you learn the art of content marketing. There are some companies that became successful based on content marketing only. Similarly, you can build your future business based on your content marketing skills; I know people who have taken up blogging as a full-time career.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Islamic Style: How The Hijab Has Grown Into Fashion Industry?

Muslim spending on fashion is expected to touch $488 billion by 2019.

Nike, the well-known US sportswear company, recently introduced a sports hijab. The reaction to this was mixed: there are those who are applauding Nike for its inclusiveness of Muslim women who want to cover their hair, and there are those who accuse it of abetting women’s subjugation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contribute Your Best Work For The Blogger’s Community

Want to contribute an article to one of the biggest blogging communities in the world?

INNLIVE is an award-winning blog with over 250+ bloggers who have contributed one or more guest posts. But before you submit a guest post on INNLIVE, read these guidelines to ensure that your post gets approved.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Eye Opener: The Unfortunate Enduring Saga Of Organ Sales In India 


A surgeon navigates the complex social and ethical arena in which illegal organ donations thrive.

Back in 2004, in an editorial for theIndian Journal of Medical Ethics on a kidney transplant racket, I began by saying, "In our scandal-prone Indian public life, one scandal distinguishes itself by the amazing regularity with which it hits the headlines every few years.

Monday, August 01, 2016

How This Entrepreneur Built A $50 Million Company On Upscale Water Bottles?


Sarah Kauss couldn't find a water bottle as fashionable as her handbag, so she set out to make one.

It should surprise no one that Sarah Kauss, the founder of S'well water bottles, is a former accountant and also a former Girl Scout. Looking more the latter in a denim shirtwaist dress, it's clear that New York-based S'well did not jump to $47 million in revenues last year, from just $2.5 million in 2013, by chance.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great Casuality: Almost 1,000 Startups Died In India In The Last 2-Years


Here’s the bitter truth about entrepreneurship in India: Over 40% of startups set up in the last two years have already shut shop.

Since June 2014, some 2,281 Indian startups had begun operations across a range of sectors, including e-commerce, health technology, robotics, logistics, business intelligence and analytics, food technology, and online recruitment. But, according to data analysed by Delhi-based research firm Xeler8, 997 of these have already failed.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'Burqa Revolution' In Kerala: An Early Sign Of Islam Radicalisation


Till some 20 years ago, the burqa was not a Muslim woman's default costume in Kerala. Muslim women worekachathuni (a mundu or dhoti), pennu kuppayam (a full-sleeved loose blouse) and thattom (long scarf). This outfit differed only slightly from what the Christian and Hindu women wore. Or like the others, some Muslim women wore sari and blouse or modern attires, Indian or western.

Now, Dr. Zakir Naik Is Leaving For Africa From Saudi Arabia, Why He Is Not Facing India, Is He Really Feeling 'Guilty'?


Controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, who had cancelled his return to India on Monday and said he will do a Skype press meet from Saudi Arabia, has changed the plan again.

Naik will leave for a tour of African countries in the next few weeks. This, when a host of investigative agencies in India, including the National Investigative Agency (NIA), is probing Naik's speeches based on allegations that the preacher influenced Islamic terrorists in India and abroad through his talks.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Narendra Modi Is Serious About Ending India’s Endless Cycle Of Elections


India’s most prolific political campaigner is turning out to be the biggest proponent of ending the country’s unending cycle of elections.

Amid his interview blitzkrieg on July 05, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi once again backed the idea of synchronising the country’s state and national election cycles.

In an interview to the Economic Times newspaper, Modi argued that simultaneous elections would better reflect the popular mandate, apart from causing less disruption to the business of governance.

Friday, June 24, 2016

By Trying To Silence Campus Activism, Education Policy Report Is Ignoring Voices Of India's Students


The world over, student movements have been instrumental in bringing about social change.

Like the Birla-Ambani report, 2000, from Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s days, like thereport of a World Bank task force on Higher Education in Developing Countries (of which Manmohan Singh was a member) and like the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations of 2006, the TSR Subramanian panel’s report on the new education policy takes up several pages to recommend the restriction of campus activism.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Is Against The Dynasty Rule, Why He Is Grooming His Son Lokesh?


Stanford-educated Nara Lokesh, who is already deeply involved in party and government affairs, is expected to lead the Telugu Desam Party in 2019.

In 1985, the Telugu Desam Party was in the midst of an angry internal churn. N Chandrababu Naidu, the party’s general secretary, fought tooth and nail against his father-in-law and party founder NT Rama Rao’s proposal to name his son, Nandamuri Balakrishna, an actor, as his political heir.