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Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Elections come as a festival in India. The election commission is calling the upcoming general elections as “Desh ka maha tyohaar”. The most vital characteristic of a functioning democracy is to have free and fair elections. However, is democracy all about elections and electioneering? India has 29 States and 2 Union Territories that have a […]

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Understanding The Internal Political Dynamics of Iran – Part I

Understanding The Internal Political Dynamics of Iran – Part I

Following the 1979 revolution, two factions struggled over the political future of Iran. On one side was the Republican faction with various ideologies ranging from Secularism and Socialism to Communism, believing in legitimacy of government depending upon popular will. On the other side was the Theocratic faction. They believed legitimacy stands from the divine regulation. […]

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UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

By Anwarul Hoda As the results started showing clear mandate to BJP in Uttar Pradesh poll, different versions of narratives against the previous predictions started flowing on social media sites. The defeat of BJP was almost assumed before the exit poll declaration but unlike Bihar, most of the exit polls turned true and remained close […]