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Do we really need a Parliament? Where people are anything but represented?

India is a parliamentary democracy.  Only, the Parliament doesn’t function.  Do we really need a Parliament?  But it doesn’t cross the mind of India’s citizens. They elect...

Monsoon Session: Takeaways included overturning a SC judgement

The Monsoon Session of Parliament which prematurely concluded two days ago was a disgrace but when have our politicians and grace been on good...

While our hockey boys are scoring goals, some are doing self-goals: Modi

Taking the reference from hockey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at Opposition, saying while the country youth is accomplishing so much, scoring...

They are holding up Parliament and we, who chose them, are silent

I  am writing this in disgust at how Indian Parliament is driving stink up our nostrils.  You’d have thought our representatives would address our concern...

Modi anguished at Parliament logjam; and ‘papri-chaat’ snide remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was deeply “anguished” at the conduct of Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien who mentioned the passing of 12 bills...

Rahul Gandhi drives up to Parliament in a tractor; Delhi Police steps in

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a spectacle of himself by driving a tractor up to the parliament, never mind it was confiscated by Delhi...

Even in times of Covid-19, Opposition isn’t willing to let Parliament function

The predicted spectacle of Opposition disrupting the proceedings of the Parliament was witnessed on the first day of Monsoon Session which led to the...

Babul Supriyo has to pick his political career from shoelaces

Babul Supriyo, the singer-turned politician known more for his Bollywood songs and signature motorbikes than any noticeable achievements in the corridors of power, now...

Electricity Bill in Parliament next week could be India’s biggest reform ever

It’s easy to predict how contentious the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 would be once it’s cleared (likely) in the monsoon session of Parliament, between...

Do You Know: Our century-old Parliament has wire meshes to prevent chunks from ceiling falling on to our MPs heads

The artist Anish Kapoor’s piece in The Guardian, dated June 4, (“Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban”),...

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