Author: Tanushri Srivastava

Delhi elections 2013 – Revolutionary political upheaval or a one-off incident 0

Delhi elections 2013 – Revolutionary political upheaval or a one-off incident

Dynasty rule is ingrained deeply in Indian politics, notable examples being the Gandhi dynasty, and Mulayam Yadav and his successors. Traditional election manifestos have focussed on vote-bank politics, where Congress indulges in minority appeasement...

RTI: The invisible thread uniting both government and opposition 0

RTI: The invisible thread uniting both government and opposition

A great furore has been going on over the much talked about RTI Act which is to be implemented on the Indian political parties. The Right to Information Act sorts to bring all the...

Honesty and its pitfalls for Indian bureaucrats 0

Honesty and its pitfalls for Indian bureaucrats

Honesty is the best policy, a proverb coined by Benjamin Franklin, is oft quoted in Indian textbooks. However, it is unfortunately not a character trait much sought after or rewarded among Indian bureaucrats. As...

MJ: Misunderstood genius or master manipulator 1

MJ: Misunderstood genius or master manipulator

Michael Jackson is a name which usually attracts extreme reactions, whereby people either consider him to be exploited by the media, or think that he was a master media manipulator who twisted almost each...

Sushmita Banerjee and her mortiferous Afghanistan infatuation 0

Sushmita Banerjee and her mortiferous Afghanistan infatuation

As the recent incidents involving Malala Yousafzai and Sushmita Banerjee have shown, Afghanistan and its neighbouring sites are an extremely dangerous place to be for women, especially for those who disagree to conform to...

No ‘Band of Brothers’ for Egypt 142

No ‘Band of Brothers’ for Egypt

Egypt’s current situation is nothing less than an outraged cry for stability and democracy. The majority of the protestors believe that authoritarian rule, whether carried out by their elected representatives or their country’s armed...