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Delhi Election: AAP Survives, Congress Dies, BJP in Coma

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Delhi Election: AAP Survives, Congress Dies, BJP in Coma

By Rakesh Raman After a month-long hustings and the voting on Saturday, the new political group Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has stunned the traditional players Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by winning Delhi election. Led by Arvind Kejriwal, AAP won 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly for which the results were declared today. [...]

No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

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No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

After giving power to a few politicians, today’s democracy becomes autocracy or it plays in the hands of the wealthy to become plutocracy, which is a deformed form of democracy. India is one such deformed democracy. By Rakesh Raman In his Gettysburg speech of 1863, the-then U.S. President Abraham Lincoln introduced America’s representative democracy as [...]

President Barack Obama Is Angry with India. But Why?

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President Barack Obama Is Angry with India. But Why?

By Rakesh Raman During his recent visit in India, the U.S. President Barack Obama did not mince his words when he expressed his concern over the communal violence and religious hatred in the country. He also suggested that the Indian government must ensure religious freedom for all its citizens. But Obama would have hardly landed [...]

Surprisingly, Aam Aadmi Party Prefers Clean Politics

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Surprisingly, Aam Aadmi Party Prefers Clean Politics

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) prefers clean politics when, according to reports, one-third of its candidates contesting the Delhi election have criminal cases against them. By Rakesh Raman As Delhi election is scheduled to take place on Feb. 7, one of the political parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – has made a slew of promises [...]

Hug to Barack Obama: Damage Control Attempt by Narendra Modi

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Hug to Barack Obama: Damage Control Attempt by Narendra Modi

Although the invitation to Barack Obama was made to appear like an Indian attempt to improve trade ties with America, Narendra Modi perhaps had a hidden agenda behind his hug. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India as a chief guest for India’s Republic Day function on January 26, Indian [...]

Beware ! Congress Hand Appears Again in Delhi

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Beware ! Congress Hand Appears Again in Delhi

With pictures of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on the title page, the Congress manifesto screams “दिल्ली बनाई थी, दिल्ली बनायेंगे” | By Rakesh Raman After a deep hibernation of almost eight months since its debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Congress is getting ready – albeit sluggishly – for [...]

President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

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President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

The U.S. President Barack Obama may be coming under the title of a chief guest in India, most are not ready to welcome him here. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26, had to cancel his visit [...]

Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

After the initial ballyhoo, Narendra Modi doesn’t know what to do with this ‘Clean India’ thing which has become an albatross around his neck. By Rakesh Raman More often than not, Bollywood movies are made for the intellectually challenged Indian hoi polloi. And, in particular, actresses have hardly any role in these movies. But those [...]

Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

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Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

As BJP and Narendra Modi are hell-bent to make India a Hindu Rashtra (a nation only for Hindus), they have been systematically targeting minority communities including Muslims and Christians. By Rakesh Raman The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it a kind of trend in India. Its leaders first express their hate for Muslims [...]

Was FBI Right in Blaming North Korea for Sony Hacking? No.

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Was FBI Right in Blaming North Korea for Sony Hacking? No.

The naïve manner in which FBI worked shows that more than investigating the case professionally, it acted merely to justify its existence. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluded that North Korea is behind the cyber attacks on Sony systems, the allegations of the apex investigation department were largely unfounded. [...]

Indian PM Narendra Modi Plans to Quit. अब अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Plans to Quit. अब अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं

While at present India doesn’t have any political leader in any political party who is suitable to run the country as Prime Minister, Modi’s retirement will be a sign of solace for Indians. By Rakesh Raman Achhe din anne wale hain (Good days are coming) was a Hindi-language slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

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