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Apurv Kumar Mishra

  • Gandhi is dead, long live Gandhi

    On August 15, 1947 when Jawaharlal Nehru was waxing eloquent about India's tryst with destiny in the glittering lights of Delhi, Gandhi was at the heart of darkness on the streets of riot-torn Calcutta, trying to stop the carnage with only his walking stick for company. Gandhi's opprobrium of the...

    Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 1:46pm
  • Lok Sabha elections: Proof that democracy persists in India

    In 1967, the Times of London carried a series of articles titled “India’s Disintegrating Democracy” written by their Delhi correspondent Neville Maxwell. This is how he describes the mood of the country: “the administration is strained and universally believed to be corrupt, the government and the...

    Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 1:47pm
  • Lok Sabha polls 2014: Why is climate change not an election issue?

    The Indian political class is completely disengaged with the environment because the issue does not get votes. And the poor, who will be the most affected by climate change, are mostly unaware about it, though it is an existential issue for our country.

    Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 1:11pm
  • The art of Vote-Cutting in Indian politics

    The last few weeks witnessed a series of small parties entering the NDA fold- LJP in Bihar, DMDK in Tamil Nadu, GJM in West Bengal and an indirect support by MNS in Maharashtra. There are reports that a deal will soon be struck with Sangma’s NPP, TDP and three smaller parties in Orissa. At first...

    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 7:13pm