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CULTURE

03 February 2018 10:33

Are the BJP's State Leaders Wasting the Victories Narendra Modi got them?

Sandeep Balakrishna

BJP as a party has two functional segments - the top and the bottom. At the top Modi is truly transformational and at the bottom, the Karyakartas give their sweat and blood. But, it is the empty middle where the other leaders are actively squandering the people's mandate


CULTURE

26 January 2018 12:03

As Bharata Celebrates Ilaiyaraaja's Padma Vibhushan, Lutyens Media Goes Sniffing into his Caste

Sandeep Balakrishna

This headline that assaulted the sensibilities and offended the basic sense of decency of millions of Indians...


CULTURE

25 January 2018 08:50

The Indian Century is here: 10 Indian cities with GDP as large as a country

Dr. Praveen Patil

The story goes that a group of Jesuits came to Goa in 1556 and brought with them a printing press which was already being used for more than a 100 years in Europe. In order to impress Shahenshah Akbar who was then ruling India, the Jesuits printed a polyglot bible and presented it to the king. Akbar, it is said, was not impressed at all. Printing was not considered seriously by the Moghul aristocracy who patronized Muslim scribes and manuscript i...



CULTURE

18 January 2018 09:11

Women are in the driver

Dr. Praveen Patil

Women voters are not only the torchbearers of the post-caste electorate but also the core element of the USHV (United Spectrum of Hindu Votes) phenomenon.


CULTURE

15 January 2018 12:20

How to fix our bureaucracy? Commissar must become Yogi.

Sampath Iyengar

'I advise you consider your position carefully, perhaps adopting a more flexible posture, while keeping your ear to the ground, covering your retreat and always watching your backside.'


CULTURE

13 January 2018 01:59

Amar Chitra Katha: A Quiet Cultural Revolution

Sandeep Balakrishna

If memory serves me right, the venue was Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore, sometime in the mid-1980s. The 1300-capacity hall was home to a scene of the proverbial sea of humanity in the heat of summer holidays. In that non-air-conditioner era, cheap fans whirred loudly, tirelessly but were ineffectual in trying to keep...


CULTURE

17 February 2017 01:06

USHV fights back to keep the lotus afloat in Muslim dominated districts of Terai and Rohilkhand

Dr. Praveen Patil

“Save my honour” pleaded a teary eyed Savita Devi near the polling booth in the primary school of Murtazapur to all groups of men who were walking down the lane to cast their votes. Savita Devi is one of the scores of Jat women whose sons and husbands have been jailed for the Peda-Nayagaon riots of 2016...


CULTURE

25 July 2016 16:35

IN SEARCH OF A MISSING WAVE IN THE HEART OF A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION

Dr. Praveen Patil

Arre Naresh yaar ab tho bataa dey inko, ab tho main phas chuka hoon” (Naresh please tell them the truth at least now, now that I have been caught), a teary eyed Vijay Kumar is reported to have confronted Naresh Yadav in the Patiala police station on July the 5th. Vijay Kumar is the main accused here in the Quran sacrilege case of Malerkotla while Naresh Yadav is the Mehrauli MLA of AAP and also the “sah prabhari” of AAP’s Punjab affairs.


CULTURE

06 July 2016 16:46

1967 TO 2017: A BRIEF ELECTORAL BIOGRAPHY OF UTTAR PRADESH’S TRYST WITH HINDU NATIONALISM

Dr. Praveen Patil

Upjati chodo, Patel jodo” (forget the sub-caste and use Patel as the surname) That was the biggest clarion call on that day in Lucknow when more than 2 lakh people had attended the Kurmi Rajnitik Chetna rally of Lucknow in December 1994, just 1 year after the SP-BSP government had come to power.


CULTURE

11 April 2016 16:55

UNITED SPECTRUM OF HINDU ASSAM!

Dr. Praveen Patil

Immediately after the 2009 general elections many of the Urdu newspapers of India carried out their routine post-election exercise of publishing the lists of Muslim MPs elected to the 15th Lok Sabha. Most of these lists varied between 28 to 30 names listing out luminaries like Assaduddin Owaisi and Badruddin Ajmal among others. Curiously every Urdu publication had missed one name from the list,


CULTURE

27 June 2014 08:28

Second Coming: Will football find a new emperor?

Dr. Praveen Patil

Cakravartin (Prakrit for Chakravarthy, the universal emperor) as a political idea in the Buddhist scriptures is a matter of considerable debate among historians, especially about its origins. While some historians argue that the concept of Cakravartin predates Asoka the great and therefore may have inspired him to imperial power, 


CULTURE

18 June 2014 07:51

Second Coming: Of FIFA World Cup, the Southern Century and Modi’s football diplomacy

Dr. Praveen Patil

Brazil had prepared 22 gold medals with the names of the Brazilian players printed on them. FIFA chief, Jules Rimet, had prepared a speech in Portuguese to deliver after the final match. All Brazil needed was a draw to win the world cup. As if on cue, Brazil took the lead through a Fracia goal immediately after the half time which...


CULTURE

09 June 2014 08:38

Second Coming: Argentina, the teardrop on a football pitch

Dr. Praveen Patil

At the fag end of an action filled first half, almost in injury time, Argentina, which is then trailing 1-2, gets a dangerous free-kick very close to the British goal at a difficult angle. Typically, this is David Beckham territory to deliver a angled free-kick into the goal, but unfortunately, At the fag end of an action filled first half, almost in injury time, Argentina, which is then trailing 1-2, gets a dangerous free-kick very close to...



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Dr.Praveen Patil

Is the founder and CEO of 5Forty3 Datalabs. He is India’s foremost psephologist and demographic scientist.


Sandeep Balakrishna

Is a passionate researcher and storyteller with a longtime focus on India’s Socio, Political and Economic journey.


Sampath Iyengar

Is a global business leader, entrepreneur and strategy specialist with over 25 years of leadership experience.

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