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लोकतंत्र व निर्वाचन

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What times are we living in?

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अबकी बार, ट्रम्प सरकार!

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यह लेख श्री अम्बिका प्रसाद वाजपेयी ने 1957 के निर्वाचन से पहले लिखा था। आज की तारीख़ में इसे पढ़ने पर यह एहसास होता है कि यह कितना सटीक और सामयिक है, फिर सत्ताधारी पार्टी चाहे कोई भी हो। आगामी २५ फरवरी से १२ मार्च तक प्रायः तक सारे देश में निर्वाचन की धूम रहेगी, …

A fringe group attacks a school bus ferrying children and hold up traffic on a busy road because… Women of a certain community seek President’s permission to end their lives because… Other fringe groups riot and commit arson because… … of the release of a film that is based on a classic written in the …

… लेकिन राह काटों भरी है! भारत में डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प के राष्ट्रपति बनने से सभी खुश हैं। गौर रक्षक खुश हैं। समाजवादी अपनी सी-क्लास मर्सीडीज में अब अधिक विश्वास के साथ समाजवादी विचारधारा का प्रचार कर सकेंगे। अब विकास बड़ा मुद्दा है। रियल एस्टेट वाले खुश हैं। वह भी प्रधानमंती बन सकते हैं। टैक्स चोर …

From Moments in Life… Memoirs of Upendra Vajpeyi All general elections since 1952 have involuntarily tempted the candidates and the parties to expose their weaknesses and strengths which otherwise remain suppressed or undisclosed. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha from a double-member Allahabad East – cum – Jaunpur West constituency (after …

Congress leaders betray ignorance about India’s secular commitment for democracy and unity. Few top Congress leaders, Salman Khurshid, Mani Shankar Ayer and Jyotiraditya Scindia, appear to have turned pro-Pakistan in their bid to woo Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh – a state which had a strong constituency for setting up a separate Muslim homeland back …

Monsoons had arrived in Kerala. I was staying in Ernakulam, the new Cochin city, which was crowded and full of shops, theatres, restaurants and malls… like any other city, for that matter. The city had everything to offer – new place, new people, different culture and even more different food. The traveller in me was …