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Ashali Varma

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The BJP Tsunami

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Ashali Varma The 23rd of May, 2019 is the day that will go down in history as India’s win. The people of this great country gave the BJP a mandate that no one thought was possible, yet… via TOI Blog More »

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Why PM Modi and the BJP will win on May 23 2019

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Ashali Varma As a non- mainstream journalist, and one who spends hours watching and researching mainstream print, TV and social media, I had predicted President Trump’s win after his last debate with the other Republican candidates. I saw how as an outsider in... More »

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Poll violence in West Bengal

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Ashali Varma When it comes to election violence, West Bengal tops the charts. It is disturbing that there is a part of India where the stakes for the ruling party and its henchmen are so high, that they will kill, burn and brutalize the voters who they think w... More »

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Garibi Hatao- Rahul Gandhi echoes Indira’s slogans

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Ashali Varma In 1971, Indira Gandhi came out with the slogan Garibi Hatao, remove poverty. It remained just that a slogan. Almost 50 years later Rahul has dusted the cobwebs off and brought the slogan back and offered an income of 12,000 Rupees a month for eve... More »

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We really scared Pakistan

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Ashali Varma I am sitting at the Delhi International Airport at 3 am waiting for a flight that has been delayed because according to the airline I am travelling with, international flights are late, as Pakistan is still not allowing overflights. In addition, P... More »

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Today Goa has lost a truly wonderful human being

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Ashali Varma I am grieved because someone I never personally knew has died today, and I truly admired him. I have never met Mohan Parrikar but I visit Goa often and he truly loved and worked for the state. As a journalist, I used to ask the Goans who were from... More »

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China’s weird and dangerous mind games

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Ashali Varma What would you call a country that nurtures, arms and protects rogue states? China. The fact that China has put a million innocent Muslims in a concentration camp to re-educate them against Islam, even while giving a world- recognised Islamist ter... More »