Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has brought about a behavioural change in people. But just throwing the trash in the bin is not sufficient. It is first step in the process of waste management. Metro cities in India have a waste management problem. The collected trash ends on roads and landfills. It is time for ULBs in metro cities to pull up their socks!
The Disinterest of The Urban Voter in Local Politics
The trend of low voter turnouts for local body polls is universal. This post focuses on a few factors why the polling rates in urban centres are low. It is an attempt to understand the urban voter.
The Absence of Rahul Gandhi is Aiding the Opposition
Rahul Gandhi- loved by meme creators and trollers. Disparagingly called the star performer of the ruling BJP. His foot in mouth statements often cement his perception of an immature politician. After 2019, he has taken a sabbatical of sorts. And it is working wonders for the Opposition.
Why is The Citizenship (Amendment) Act Stoking Fire?
In the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act, protests broke out. Police action at Jamia saw it spread across the country. The police say the students are innocent. If so, who instigated the violence? Who is behind the incidents of vandalism and arson? Pic Credit: Fusion-WeRIndia
States Can’t Shy Away From Playing Their Role in the Economy
The central government is battling the opposition on the state of the economy. The opposition alleges the government haphazard have run down the economy. But what is the state of economy in states run by the opposition? It is time to examine the role of the state in an economy.
The Delusions of Kashmiri Political Parties
In the aftermath of Pulwama, the Indian government has begun to walk the talk on terrorism. This clampdown on terrorism seems to have ruffled the feathers of Kashmiri political leaders. To secure their votebank and ensure their survival, they have fallen back on the tried and tested method of blackmailing the government. But do their threats hold good?