2016 Assembly Elections – Lessons for all political parties

The recently concluded 2016 Assembly Elections in states of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown some surprising results. While the winners claim these are expected and losers complain things went completely wrong for them, there are few lessons that can be applied to any election in general. There could be exceptions…

Is the BJP Government losing its plot?

BJP stormed into power in the 2014 General Elections with massive acceptance from India public. With great success come greater expectations – and that is where the true strength of a victory is tested. There is no question that this Government is far better than the previous one – we have a cohesive government that…

Pathankot and its aftermath

Pathankot attack gave a rude welcome to India as we headed into 2016. Professionally trained and heavily armed terrorists entered into Indian territory, travelled some distance, killed a taxi driver, “kidnapped” a top police office officer (and released him!) and finally launched their attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. Seven Indian soldiers were…

Lawlessness is the word, not intolerance

An interesting phenomenon is unravelling in India these days. It is called “protesting against intolerance”. Think more on it and this resembles the anti corruption movement we saw couple of years back. Of course, there is one key difference between the 2 movements – the anti corruption movement fizzled out and key people associated with…