• 21 May 2019

Op-Eds

India’s fake news hurdle Elections

India’s fake news hurdle

The world’s largest democratic exercise is threatened by the presence of fake news which has infiltrated virtually all levels of social media seamlessly. What can the nation do to counter this menace? Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of...

Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat Elections

Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat

Jammu and Kashmir have become the talking point of the country after the recent military tensions, with emotions flaring on all corners of the nation. The state has been under President's rule since June 2018 which has only weakened the public...

West Bengal: Tigers of reforms? Elections

West Bengal: Tigers of reforms?

West Bengal has been the centre of India's arts and cultural movement, giving the nation thinkers, philosophers and leaders of excellence. Despite its achievements, the state has been grappling with a lot of issues, namely climate change and the lack of economic reforms. What are the primary issues of the state?...

Uttarakhand: the Himalayan heartland and ecological conservation Elections

Uttarakhand: the Himalayan heartland and ecological conservation

Uttarakhand is a relatively young state which has seen a bout of electoral changes over the past decade. The once-stronghold of the INC is the state is now eagerly looking to the BJP for leadership and development? Should it focus on green economy policies?...

Uttar Pradesh: India's fertile battleground state Elections

Uttar Pradesh: India's fertile battleground state

UP has caught the attention of the media for every election cycle. Whether it was for the intense campaigning or the unorthodox political candidates, the state has always caught the fancy of India. The elections in 2019 are no different and we're expecting a fight to the finish for UP's 80 Lok Sabha seats. However, will the dynamic duo of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah be able to replicate their 2014 heist of 71 seats or will the INC-led anti-BJP coalition make a dent in their final tally?...

Tripura: Hidden state, ignored development Elections

Tripura: Hidden state, ignored development

Tripura is one of the most geographically isolated states in the country with a single national highway connecting it with the rest of the nation. Its land is fertile and its people are literate, so why is Tripura unable to cash in on its strengths?...

Telangana: the birth of a forward-looking state Elections

Telangana: the birth of a forward-looking state

Telangana is the country's youngest state and it has a lot to show for its successful economic policies. However, does it have enough to meet the challenges of the future which threaten its demographics and its largest industry?...

Tamil Nadu: the Sangam of renewable energy and conservation Elections

Tamil Nadu: the Sangam of renewable energy and conservation

Tamil Nadu is the economic powerhouse of South India, but it is also the leader in water and energy conservation while having the world's sixth largest solar power plant at Kamuthi. So what are the new challenges for the state?...