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Saanya's Blog, APCO Election briefing

On 1 November 2016, APCO's Washington DC experts shared their insights about the US Election. This post captures my reflections from the event.  We are familiar with the rhetoric that the 2016 presidential election has changed American politics. An anecdote by Secretary Dan Glickman, one of our speakers at APCO’s US Presidential election briefing in London, was perhaps illustrative of…

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Death and destruction  A cause for celebration  Finally, they strike back This is pride, they say To be part of a nation baying for blood  The cheers grow louder  Plastered across our screens Finally, they strike back Show your solidarity, they say   Else you support the enemy  Compassion is caste aside  Chest sizes expand  Finally, they strike back  A…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, #YouthVotes Brexit Debate

I have seldom pondered about the fact that it is a privilege to understand politics. Yet, somehow it ended up being my parting thought from a debate that was intended to discuss the implications of Brexit for the youth.<center><iframe width="670" height="377" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bI4QeQCGzTc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> The question is simple, even Shakespearean – to leave, or not to leave? Yet the answer…

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Much of India’ele media coverage for the last few weeks has been centred on the activity in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), starting with the arrest of Student Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar on 12 February. Kumar’s arrest was made under the pretext of anti-national sloganeering that erupted during the public demonstration held on the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s execution. Afzal…

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Amidst my regular morning rush I mindlessly flipped through the NDTV update announcing that Modi had arrived in London. Hardly newsworthy, of course; it would have been difficult to not know about the visit. Few missed the life-size image of his face that was projected on the UK Parliament building a few days ago, especially those who live in Westminster,…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Gateway of India

  The media has spared no details when it comes to its coverage of the Mumbai meat ban. Naturally, it’s a juicy topic. But more pertinent issues that have been percolating over time have not received their due attention. In fact, some of the BJP’s moves in Maharashtra are almost comparable to the British Crown’s activities in colonial India, or its…

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The popular belief is that change starts within your local community. Unfortunately the same can also be true of more unfortunate events. Such was the case when my family and I saw a mobile tower being constructed on the rooftop of the building adjacent to ours. If the adverse effects of mobile phones weren’t bad enough, the radiation from mobile towers has…

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