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Looking at elections in historical perspective
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Looking at elections in historical perspective

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore In ancient times, election was a divine affair particularly in theology which meant chosen by God. Thus it was a selection by the clergy who represented God. In Latin, it was ligerilect which meant pick. In ancient times, a…

Trust level down, cash is King
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Trust level down, cash is King

By T.J.S. George The wonder that is Indian elections is losing some of its wonderness.  Statistically, of course, it remains a marvel — 880 million voters (total US population is 328 million), 11 million election workers, 2 million voting machines, 2,300 registered parties.  But the pride we had in the honourableness of the process has…

Voting through the eyes of an eighteen-year-old
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Voting through the eyes of an eighteen-year-old

Voting is very important for a democracy to thrive. Choosing our elected representative can pave the path of the future of our country, either by supporting an individual who wishes to maintain the status quo or someone who promises to make stark differences. You might be thinking that this is going to be another generic…

105 Urban Local Bodies to vote on Aug. 29
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105 Urban Local Bodies to vote on Aug. 29

Bengaluru: The stage is set for a mini poll battle in Karnataka with State Election Commission yesterday announcing the schedule for elections to 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). These include 29 City Municipal Councils, 53 Town Municipal Councils and 23 Town Panchayats. Polling will be held on Aug. 29 and counting of votes will be…

Elections are now miracles
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Elections are now miracles

By T.J.S. George It’s miracle time in India. A tree with no roots and no leaves, nevertheless bears fruit in Tripura; the BJP, with a previous record of 0, wins 35 of 59 seats. The bigger miracle is that it does not matter who wins, it’s the BJP that will form the Government. In Meghalaya,…

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