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Saroj Chadha

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Democracy – Can a few hold the whole to ransom?

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Saroj Chadha India, as a nation, is rife with speculations on the divided nature of our society today. For some these speculations are hard truths not because there are valid reasons to support such a development, but more because they just want to believe in ... More »

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Delhi elections – BJP has no strategy

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Saroj Chadha The much awaited Delhi election dates have been announced. Aam Admi Party (AAP) surprised everyone last time by bagging 67 of the total 70 seats in 2015. Coming just six months after BJP secured a huge mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP ... More »

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Recent protests – some reflections

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Saroj Chadha A lot has been written and said about the recent protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and those who protested. It is interesting to note some of the contradic... More »

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Managing the CAA & NRC Imbroglio

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Saroj Chadha For the last six months, a small section of the 130 crores Indian society was itching to initiate nationwide protests against the government at the centre. Politicians from the opposition, misguided liberals and a few Muslim community leaders, who... More »

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The Jamia Milia University Protest

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Saroj Chadha Why is any protest against a perceived or genuine grievance carried out? It is primarily to highlight the grievance and bring it to the notice of authorities and public in general. The aim being to put pressure on authorities for the redress being... More »

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Akhand Bharat – A Concept for Land or People or Both

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Saroj Chadha A noted columnist of nation’s leading English newspaper says that he covets the idea of Akhand Bharat for its people but not for its land. Perhaps as a theory and as a liberal thought it may sound good and some of the same ilk may even clap for hi... More »

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Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 (CAB)

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Saroj Chadha The country is witnessing an unprecedented debate on CAB with the government trying to reassure people that there is nothing to be afraid of for any Indian citizen of any denomination. The opposition, on the other hand, is painting the bill as a d... More »

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The Hyderabad encounter

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Saroj Chadha The encounter killing of four persons accused for the heinous crimes of rape and murder of a young 27 year old in Hyderabad has invited mixed response from across the nation. Since the crime was committed about ten days ago, there was a nationwide... More »

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State of Indian economy – A viewpoint

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Saroj Chadha There is an unending debate on the state of nation’s economy these days with experts, businessmen and laymen rambling about the poor state of nation’s economy. Yes, without a doubt nation’s economy could be better? However, it must be appreciated ... More »

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Maharashtra: Democracy or Mobocracy

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Saroj Chadha Has Maharashtra moved from Democracy to Mobocracy? If one goes by Shiv Sena’s core philosophy there is very little to dissuade one from this thought process. The party has shown and proved its reliance on mobocracy on many occasions in the past an... More »

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Government Formation – The Democratic Way

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Saroj Chadha The kind of drama that is being enacted today in Maharashtra for government formation seems to have become part and parcel of our electoral scene. We see it so often, particularly for state-level elections where verdicts tend to be split with no p... More »

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Institutions of higher learning or hoodlumism

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Saroj Chadha Some of nation’s premier educational institutions have been in the news mostly for wrong reasons over the last few years. The trend seems to be to shift from Higher Education to Higher Hoodlumism. Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Osmania Univer... More »