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Kejriwal Deserves Thanks For Shattering Our Illusions About A Democratic Delhi

The High Court has confirmed that Delhi is not a state with a sovereign legislature, but a Union Territory. Here, popular mandate becomes subservient to the sweet will of an officer -- the Lieutenant Governor -- appointed by the President on advice of Ministry of Home Affairs. With this one judgment, Delhiites can see how little their democratic rights matter… it’s not so very different from life under the British colonial masters from whom the concept of a Union Territory has been borrowed.
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Mahabharata 2.0: The BJP And The Art Of Social Media Warfare

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, recently warned the country that a paradigm shift was taking place in the art of warfare. India now finds itself in the midst of “psychological war”, in his view. He pointed out that even as the horror in Kashmir unfolded, we all missed thousands of unguided tweets being exchanged between India and Pakistan. These 140-character missiles must have been terrifying…