My Thoughts

Amethi – The Reality

“You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” Amethi, one of the most hotly contested constituencies in India, was untethered from reality long back. Today, Amethi is just about the incessant questions posed by the ruling government on the district’s development and the media’s obsession with the …

Ballot: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy Review

How the world’s largest democracy continues to attract, amaze, and inspire the masses since its establishment? What are the key incidents that have had a lasting impact on the Indian democracy? How election campaigns, personalities, religions, and castes have shaped Indian polity over the decades? Ballot: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy, by Rasheed …

Why should India start looking at Rahul Gandhi as the next PM alternative?

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” When the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi said these words, little did he know that decades later these will still stand true. As someone who was taken for granted, ridiculed and derided until about two months ago, Rahul …