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Author Profile - Dr. Sandeep Shastri

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Dr Sandeep Shastri is a leading psephologist.

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'Kaun Banega Rashtrapati'

'Kaun Banega Rashtrapati'

 |  Friday, June 10, 2022, 18:24 [IST]
It has also been suggested that it is time someone from among the Scheduled Tribes be chosen to be President. There is also talk of a Scheduled Tribe women being selected. With the formal announcement by the Election Commission of the ...
A political stock taking of the indian Republic

A political stock taking of the indian Republic

 |  Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 07:42 [IST]
As India celebrates seventy two years of being a Republic, it provides a moment for reflection on the journey so far travelled and the road that lies ahead. Five years ago (2017) the concluding statement in a Status Report on Indian ...
Legislative Council elections and their significance

Legislative Council elections and their significance

 |  Saturday, November 20, 2021, 09:52 [IST]
Karnataka will soon witness the elections to twenty-five seats in the Legislative Council. These members will be elected from the different local authorities at the district level. Even though it is an indirect election with the voters being the members of ...
By-elections – A referendum on whom?

By-elections – A referendum on whom?

 |  Thursday, November 04, 2021, 13:01 [IST]
The festival of a mini-elections coincided with the onset of the festival of lights. With 3 Lok Sabha seats and 29 Assembly constituencies choosing a new representative, the spotlight of attention was clearly on the results. Its wider implications for both ...
Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri

Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri

 |  Saturday, October 02, 2021, 08:27 [IST]
While the nation celebrates October 2 as the birthday of the Father of the Nation, it is often not remembered that the second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri too was born on this day, one hundred and seventeen years ...
Mantra of Politics: Change is the only Constant

Mantra of Politics: Change is the only Constant

 |  Monday, September 20, 2021, 09:31 [IST]
Change seems to be the only constant - this appears to be new rule of contemporary Indian politics. This is true for all the major political parties in India, especially for the BJP and the Congress. At the national level one ...