As campaigning ahead of the February 8 polls in Delhi took an increasingly communal turn with the Shaheen Bagh protests, Pakistan and even biryani taking centre stage in the BJP’s rallies and speeches – it seems to have had little … Continue reading Economic Issues Pierce the Communal Plank in Delhi’s Trilokpuri
NEW DELHI: In poll-bound Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, Mohammad Abbas Ali puts an arm around friend Vijay Gupta, and says, “Why are we preoccupied with the matter of giving citizenship to outsiders, when Indians themselves don’t have employment or food on the … Continue reading Local Issues Over CAA For Voters In Delhi’s Sangam Vihar
NEW DELHI: “Whoever did this was trying to create trouble. It’s an attempt to create communal tension in this area,” said Raj Kumar, a local resident of Trilokpuri’s Kotla village, where two cows were found dead on Wednesday morning, their severed … Continue reading “You Can’t Spread Terror, Stoke Hindu Muslim Tensions”
NEW DELHI: The last time Seelampur was in the news, was when the National Investigation Agency and the Anti-Terrorism Squad carried out a series of December “raids” in Delhi. These were intended, authorities said, to bust a fresh module of the … Continue reading Congress Vote Re-emerges in East and North East Delhi
MORADABAD: Ghaziabad’s glitzy housing developments give way to Moradabad’s congested roads, the political narrative also shifts. The Citizen is travelling through western Uttar Pradesh, and the Congress Party, thus far entirely absent from the voter’s discourse in Ghaziabad and Amroha, is … Continue reading On The Campaign Trail: Moradabad’s Speciality Khichdi
NEW DELHI: ‘Thoda mehenga kha lenge, but Pakistan se dar ke nahi rehenge (we’ll spend more on food and basic necessities, but we will not live in fear of Pakistan)” 18 year old Nikhil Gupta says. He turns down the upbeat music … Continue reading BJP and AAP Dominate Delhi Voter Discourse, Where is the Congress?
A sober yet visibly happy Rahul Gandhi took the mike to address the press yesterday, as the Congress – under his leadership – recorded its most decisive victory in recent polls, and is all set to form the government in … Continue reading The Evolution of Rahul Gandhi: A Millennial Perspective