India Insight

Markandey Katju: Ex-India Supreme Court judge stirs the pot

July 24, 2014

Comments by retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju had India’s parliament in uproar this week. In a blog post published by the Times of India, the chairman of the Press Council of India hinted at a connection between the government and the judiciary in the elevation of an allegedly corrupt judge in Tamil Nadu.

Facts and figures for India’s 2014 general election

April 3, 2014

Voting in the 2014 election begins on April 7. More than 814 million people — a number larger than the population of Europe — will be eligible to vote in the world’s biggest democratic exercise.

Key dates in India’s election history

March 5, 2014

Voting for the 2014 general election will begin on April 7, the Election Commission said on Wednesday.

Ashutosh gears up for Chandni Chowk race; talks about ‘biased’ media

February 25, 2014

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Aam Aadmi Party’s Ashutosh might have been a TV news host, but now he talks like an experienced politician. “I am enjoying” being on the other side of the microphone, the former managing editor of Hindi news channel IBN7 told India Insight during an interview in which he discussed his decision to stand for Parliament.

India’s parliament gets its groove back, at least for now

August 28, 2013

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India’s notoriously disruptive parliament has been going through a productive phase in the past two days. Bills are getting passed, politicians are discussing the state of the economy and for a change, members are listening to each other as they deliver well-researched speeches.

I’m an Indian politician… on TV

May 7, 2013

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Wal-Mart row puts spotlight on lobbying in India

December 12, 2012

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A small, shameful history of unparliamentary behaviour

November 23, 2012

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Sexual harassment bill: need for a gender-neutral law

November 23, 2012

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Business of adjournments in parliament

November 22, 2012

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