Sanjay Jha,

There is a popular aphorism in acronym form since the advent of the computer age: GIGO (Garbage in Garbage Out). Essentially it means that if we enter trash as an input we are with certainty likely to see stench as an output, the two are intertwined. Something similar has happened to Indian economy data which, for a considerable period since the BJP assumed power in May 2014, has looked increasingly doctored. No further corroboration was needed as the erstwhile Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, has cast grave aspersions on the authenticity of the GDP growth numbers. In…


दैनिक मजदूरी करने वाले हरिदास एवं राधा की पुत्री राम्या राजनीति में राहुल गांधी के प्रतिभा खोज कार्यक्रम की देन हैं।

32 वर्षीया राम्या हरिदास केरल से चुनाव जीतकर आई एक दलित सांसद हैं। वह बड़ी व्यग्रता के साथ संसद के प्रथम

अधिवेषन की राह देख रही थी जो 17 जून को शुरू हो चुका है। 48 वर्षों के अंतराल पर केरल से जीतकर आने वाली यह दूसरी दलित महिला सांसद हैं। यह इसलिए बहुचर्चित है क्योंकि दो बार से सांसद रहे माक्र्सवादी कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी के पी.के. …


Daughter of daily wage workers Haridas and Radha, Ramya forayed into politics through a “talent hunt” programme organized by Rahul Gandhi.

Ramya Haridas, the 32- year old Dalit parliamentarian from Kerala is eagerly looking forward to her first session, which begins on June 17. The victory of this second Dalit woman MP from Kerala after a gap of 48 years, is much talked about, as she defeated CPI (M)’ s two-time sitting MP P.K. Biju with a huge margin of 1.59 lakhs from the reserved constituency of Alathur in Palakkad.

This victory is special for Ramya, as she had to…


About 14 years ago, India witnessed the genesis of a transparency revolution. The citizens were empowered with an effective tool to enforce their ‘right to information’. Each Indian was enabled to participate in governance and hold “public authorities” accountable. Ever since, ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’, have not remained mere rhetorical words, but have gone on to become cornerstones in the working of governments.

All this is thanks to the Right to Information Act 2005, passed by the Congress-led UPA Government. This exemplary legislation mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. Under the provisions of the Act, Public Authorities are…


Ladies & gentlemen, the emperor has no clothes!

Not only is he standing bare-skinned, galvanised by his naked lust for power & supported by a merry band of hype-men (who refuse to accept that they do not see the magical cloth) he has projected his blatant ignorance with the kind of arrogance that’s only possible for the lucky few that have their heads buried firmly in the sand. PM Modi’s speeches in Parliament over the last two days have proven to the country that inspite of his thumping majority Modi still has no clue what Indians want. It has also…


India saw its GDP growth edge past the 10 per cent mark under Dr. Manmohan Singh, an able statesman, economist, and administrator, who has played a central role in bringing in economic reforms & modernisation. This was the highest recorded GDP in India. …


That the BJP runs itself on the old policy of “Divide and Rule” is old news by now to every Indian. But then, what else can be expected from a party that worships Godse over Gandhi — to say nothing of their worship and support of the British. And they seem to have perfected some tricks of their old British masters. The BJP has now given up all pretences of even trying to appear like a sane, secular, just, progressive party, and instead just gone all out with the hate, venom, division, and madness. They are the court jesters trying…


Since assuming office, the current Prime Minister has held exactly zero press conferences and open interactions with the public. He does, however, love the sound of his own voice and giving one-sided speeches when it suits him to, all of which only serve to amplify his lies. And now India’s Prime Minister has a new hobby — that of writing blogs full of half-truths, much as the other Blogging Minister in his Cabinet.

The list of half-truths being peddled from India’s highest office begins with Modi’s lies about the Parliament itself. He says we are in the midst of “high…


2014 में चुनावी सरगर्मी तेज थी और एक प्रचारक तथा उसके पीछे हजारों करोड़ रुपया बहाते हुए भारी-भरकम संसाधनों से लैस पूरा प्रचारतंत्र देशवासियों को ठगने के लिये एक के बाद एक वादे करता जा रहा था और वादे भी लच्छेदार नारों की चाशनी में लिपटे हुए थे जैसे — ‘अच्छे दिन आयेंगे’…

वादे भी हर किसी से किये गये चाहे किसान हो, युवा हों, व्यापारी हों, महिलाएं हों, कर्मचारी हों या हमारी सीमाओं की रक्षा करने वाले जवान हों। तब किसी को कतई ये आभास नहीं था कि ये सारे वादे उनको लूटने के लिये किये जा रहे हैं…


It’s 2019, and the question no longer is why women are needed in legislative positions, the question is WHEN is it happening. With the representation of women still being abysmally low in our Parliament houses, the need of the hour is clearly for the Women’s Reservation Bill to see the light of day. And for this to happen, we seek to pass with immediate effect The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008, which will ensure that one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies are reserved for women. According to the Bill:

  1. The allocation…

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