How 48 hours in Karnataka showed just how far India has strayed from political norms

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2018 / The National


Those who cry foul at Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela might pause to consider the state of affairs in India, the world’s largest democracy. Seemingly, all is functioning as it should, elections at various levels are held on schedule and politicians have to demonstrably labour to please voters. But the shenanigans after a recent state … Continue reading “How 48 hours in Karnataka showed just how far India has strayed from political norms”

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Congress Needs a Makeover Like UK’s New Labour. Here’s a 3-point Cheat Sheet for Rahul Gandhi

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2017 / CNN News18


The people of Gujarat have spoken, basically to say they’ll stick with the BJP, for now. So, can Congress re-make itself enough to change the voters’ mind sometime in the future? Yes, going by the example of Britain’s Labour Party. Twenty years ago, Labour managed one of the most remarkable instances of an electorally successful … Continue reading “Congress Needs a Makeover Like UK’s New Labour. Here’s a 3-point Cheat Sheet for Rahul Gandhi”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK