Tag archive for ‘Uttar Pradesh’
File photo of Gujarat's Chief Minister Modi addressing his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Dokar village in Gujarat
By Team Folks On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Indian state vote may be first step to Modi versus Gandhi face-off

Report by Ross Colvin and Satarupa Bhattacharjya, NEW DELHI | Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:40pm EST (Reuters) – India’s Gujarat state will hold a potentially game-changing vote on Thursday that could help decide More...

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By Team Folks On Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Heraldgate: Facts of the case

Guest column by  Subramanian Swamy The daily explosion of scams and their nightly celebration over noisy TV shows have dulled the collective response. No wonder, the biggest of them — the Gandhi family’s illegal More...

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By Team Folks On Sunday, April 1st, 2012
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The balance between give and take

Column by M.J. Akbar – It must be a bit galling for Mrs Sonia Gandhi to kowtow before a politician who sabotaged her personal bid to lead a Congress coalition government in 1997, and then minced her son Rahul’s More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, March 10th, 2012
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Hallucination is the best medicine

Column by M.J. Akbar - There is one colourful aspect of elections that has been sadly neglected in the coverage of this vibrant game called democracy. This is the Post Campaign Trauma Syndrome, or PCTS, as it is More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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The Ripple Effect

Column by M.J. Akbar - For the first 54 years of India’s democracy Uttar Pradesh provided seven out of eight Prime Ministers, three from three generations of the same family. The exception, Morarji Desai of More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, February 18th, 2012
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Power of Love, and Love of Power

Columnist M.J. Akbar – Every good election contributes something to folklore. Uttar Pradesh is the land of lore; and the turbulence of its politicians is matched only by the sardonic wit of its voters. The More...

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By Team Folks On Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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An Indian Revolution in Islamic Law

Column by Stephen Schwartz – On February 5, the Times News Network, based in India, announced a development of significance to all Muslims, but especially in South Asiaand the Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, February 11th, 2012
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At the drop of a tear

Column by M.J. Akbar – Tears are a fragile weapon in public life. Their success rate is so low that it is rarely wise to display them. People check what kind of tears they are. Sentiment can be a powerful More...

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By Team Folks On Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Muslims Honor Birthday of Muhammad – Except in His Birthplace

Column by Stephen Schwartz - On January 24, the Islamic hijra month of Rabi Ul-Awwal began.  During this month, traditional Muslims around the world will celebrate the birthday of Muhammad (peace be upon him).   More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Salt of the Earth

Column by M.J. Akbar - The virtues of salt are infinite, both in diet and language. Salt was a symbol of the honour code in the institution that held together empires and colonies, the army. The metaphor for a More...